Last week Adelaide was host to The Great Southern Slam which brought a reported 1.3 million dollars into the state, along with a few hundred roller derby players and fans. What is roller derby? This Is Roller Derby. Well, that’s the name of an upcoming documentary by Australian director Daniel Hayward. But if you want an intro into the culture of derby and exactly why it’s the fastest growing women’s sport in the world (it’s even up for consideration to enter in the Olympic competition) check out the above trailer.
Daniel tells us the story of how he was introduced to the derby world and how it’s constantly evolving.
Download: Daniel Hayward
We bang on about the Media Resource Centre a fair bit on the show. But there’s good reason. If you’re an emerging filmmaker in Adelaide it’s your one stop shop for advice, equipment and they have a whole bunch of initiatives aimed at assisting people in making their first short films (and even beyond).
Katie Powell, production coordinator at MRC, came into the studio to tell us all about their new initiatives, including opportunities for funding short animation and music videos. I must apologise for our giggling Gertie antics during the start. But that’s why you love us, right?
Download: Katie Powell
We also replayed our interview with armourer John Coory. Ever wanted to know who’s behind all the explosions and gun fights on films? John is one of those guys.
Download: Download Show 2.22
“Brand New Key” – The Dollyrots
“Mercy Killer” – Bertie Blackman
“Do It With A Rockstar” – Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
“Big Bottom” – Spinal Tap
“Souless & Confused” – Further Earth
“Sex Wax” – The Honey Pies, live on The Range 2009