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Hell on Wheels – The True Tale of All-Girl Roller Derby, Texas Style

Hell on Wheels DVD release party & screening:

Alamo Drafthouse, Austin

Thursday, October 2 at 7:00

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

*director Bob Ray and producer Werner Campbell in attendance for post screening Q&A

*DVDs for sale!!!

http://www.originalalamo.com/Show.aspx?id=5213

HELL ON WHEELS is the true tale of a group of hard-hitting Austin , Texas women who resurrect the sport or roller derby, only to find internal strife ripping the fledgling organization apart. Two leagues emerge from the clash and, in four short years, the two Texas leagues overcame all obstacles to revel in undreamed of success. Riding a wave of international acclaim, the Lonestar Rollergirls and the Texas Rollergirls launch a roller derby revival, inspiring hundreds of other leagues to start up across the globe. Over 300 leagues are now operating in the US , Canada , Europe and as far away as New Zealand , Australia and Japan . Shot over a five-year period by Bob Ray and Werner Campbell, Hell on Wheels was edited by award winning editor Conor O’Neill ( Murderball, Word Wars, Air Guitar Nation ) and features an original score by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and the music of Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Grupo Fantasma, Suplecs, Alice Donut, Nashville Pussy and more.

DVDs available everywhere from IndiePix on Sept 30!

www.indiepixfilms.com/film/hellonwheels

www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

“Hell on Wheels is an epic doc. It’s fast, fun, and inspiring.”

– Chris Gore (founder, Film Threat Magazine)

“…the kind of twists, drama, cat fights and compound fractures that only happen in real life. …the story is extremely compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud outrageous and above all inspiring.”

– Ain’t It Cool News

“Hell on Wheels is full of adrenaline-fueled highs, heartbreaking lows,
and lots of chicks in short skirts kicking the shit out of each other.”

– The Onion’s A.V. Club

“Part rock ’em, sock ’em sports doc (cue Trail of Dead) and part behind-the-scenes exposé, the film is blessedly free of A&E-style jiggle and melodramatic pandering, and it makes clear the value of Derby for misfit girls who like to clothesline people. Best of all is the film’s coda, which tracks the subsequent formation of Roller Derby leagues across the U.S. and the globe.”

– The Austin Chronicle

“Hell on Wheels is a killer documentary about the Austin all-women’s roller-derby

leagues that inadvertently launched a worldwide revival of the sport.”

– Salt Lake City Weekly

“Hell on Wheels is a fascinating story and a fun movie.”

– Cinematical

directed by Bob Ray produced by Werner Campbell

featuring Lonestar Rollergirls and Texas Rollergirls

original music by …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

with the music of: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Grupo Fantasma,

RPG, Nashville Pussy, Alice Donut, The Crack Pipes,

Suplecs, Amplified Heat, Hobble, USS Friendship and more

Copyright © 2008 Bob Ray & Werner Campbell

CrashCam Films

All rights reserved.

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HELL ON WHEELS, the ultimate roller-derby documentary comes to IndiePixFilms.com

 

·Available September 30th on the net for download or shipping

·Feature-length documentary hailed by critics and roller-derby

·Directed by Bob Ray, with original music by …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead

·Up to 80 national roller derby leagues set to screen the film

·Note to Editors: Review Copy available

·Filmmakers Bob Ray & Werner Campbell available for interviews

 

New York, US – 21 August, 2008 – Hell on Wheels – the roller-derby documentary that is taking the massively popular all-girl roller derby scene by storm – will be released on DVD and download by IndiePix on September 30th. Along with the film’s release, IndiePix films will partner with director Bob Ray and producer Werner Campbell to organize a series of screenings at roller derby leagues and competitions around the country. The first of these was a raucous celebration at Las Vegas’ national RollerCon convention on August 1st.

 

HELL ON WHEELS is the true tale of a group of hard-hitting Austin, Texas women who resurrect the sport or roller derby, only to find internal strife ripping the fledgling organization apart. Two leagues emerge from the clash and, in four short years, the two Texas leagues overcame all obstacles to revel in undreamed of success. Riding a wave of international acclaim, the Lonestar Rollergirls and the Texas Rollergirls launch a roller derby revival, inspiring hundreds of other leagues to start up across the globe. Over 300 leagues are now operating in the US, Canada, Europe and as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Shot over a five-year period by Bob Ray and Werner Campbell, Hell on Wheels was edited by award winning editor Conor O’Neill (Murderball, Word Wars, Air Guitar Nation) and features an original score by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and the music of Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Grupo Fantasma, Suplecs, Alice Donut, Nashville Pussy and more.

 

Film Threat’s founder, Chris Gore, calls the film “an epic doc. . .fast, fun, and inspiring,” while Ain’t It Cool News raves “the story is extremely compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud outrageous and above all inspiring.” After premiering at South by Southwest in 2007, HELL ON WHEELS went on to play dozens of festivals all over the world, including STARZ Denver International Film Festival, CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Festival, ResFest (Sao Paulo), Perth International Film Festival, and LadyFest Manchester with sold out screenings at Brooklyn Academy of Music and a full house screening at the storied American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.

 

Danielle DiGiacomo, Director of Documentary Acquisitions at IndiePix Films, was attracted to its “perfect blend of high-stakes competition film, compelling characters, rock n’ roll attitude, and the heartfelt narrative of independent women learning to be successful entrepreneurs. It really does have something for everyone.”

 

Bob Ray “IndiePix has been exceedingly active and crafty in finding new ways to have important films seen by wide audiences, they are absolutely artist-friendly and it turns out that they’re good folks to boot. We’re ecstatic to be a part of their great family of films.”

 

Werner Campbell “Working w/ IndiePix has been a great experience! It’s fantastic to work with a distributor in the Independent Film biz that really cares about the filmmakers and understands what is needed to get help get our film out to the masses.

 

The film will be available from the IndiePix website www.indiepix.net priced from $19.95. Readers can click here to see a trailer of this film.

Note to Editors: Free editorial review sample

If you would like to review Hell on Wheels click here and IndiePix will send you a free copy via DVD or emailed directly to your PC.

To contact director Bob Ray and producer Werner Campbell for interviews, please shoot an email to info@hellonwheelsthemovie.com and for more information on Hell on Wheels, please drop by www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

About IndiePix

IndiePix is the world’s leading distributor of critically acclaimed and hard-to-find independent films. The company was set up in 2005 by Bob Alexander and Barnet Lieberman to break down barriers between film-makers and audiences in the global film community through the creation of a world leading shop and online service dedicated to making independent films available to the film community. It is committed to supporting the independent film industry and encouraging the production of more movies – giving 60 per cent of the revenue from each purchase straight to the film-maker. For more information, please visit http://www.indiepix.net.

 

 

Danielle DiGiacomo

Director, Documentary Aquisitions

Tel: 212-684-2333

Email: Danielle@indiepix.net

 

Louise Sambells

The PressOffice – PR for IndiePix

Tel:+44(0)1780 721433

Email: lsambells@pressoffice.targetwire.com