Starting in March of 2008, director Kat Vecchio began documenting the rise of men’s flat track roller derby. Chronicling the fringe of a fringe sport, the film follows the rise, occasional ridicule, and good spirited rivalries of men on roller skates. THIS IS HOW I ROLL is about being an outsider, an underdog, and an athlete. It is a story about having a passion for something most people just don’t understand and doing it anyway, in spite of the obstacles, the injuries, and even occasional ridicule. It also happens to be about men, with names like Dr. Spankenstein and Justice Feelgood Marshall, on roller skates.

Film Details

Directed by Kat Vecchio, 73 minutes, 2012

Year Funded

  • 2011