“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

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

“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

“A thrill-ride of a documentary …not just wildly entertaining, but downright impressive. Highly recommended.”
- digitallyOBSESSED

“Bone-crunching collisions, behind-the-scenes drama and roller skates are all part of the outrageous documentary… a smashingly entertaining feature!”
-- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“…the drama fans see during bouts pales to the drama that roller derby has gone through off the track. [Hell on Wheels is] a kind of tattooed, tough-girl "Dynasty." The film is as much about dreams, ego, power and simple human nature as it is about roller derby. …one hell of a story.”
- 77 Square

"Hell on Wheels is entertaining, educational and frustratingly brilliant.”
- In Utah This Week

4 ½ STARS
"...a story of triumph over adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds. It's one of those documentaries that doesn't really feel like its imposing an agenda or actively spewing various facts at you, but simply telling you a true-life story in an organic fashion… a good story well told..”
- Real Movie News

“A wholly engaging documentary.”
- Campus Circle

“Compelling storytelling… It's fascinating to watch.”
- DVD Talk

“A must-see film!”
- The Stamford Times



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Hell on Wheels DVD available now!!
from IndiePix

On the Hell on Wheels DVD we have a TON of extras:
- 41 deleted scenes!!!
- Hell on Wheels trailer
- Nashville Pussy "Say Something Nasty" music video
- USS Friendship "Rollergirls" music video

Three audio commentary tracks:
- Filmmaker's track with director Bob Ray and producer Werner Campbell
- BGGW (Lonestar Rollergirls) track with She-E-Os Nancy Haggerty, Anya Jack and April Ritzenthaler and Putas del Fuego captain Sara (Lunatic) Luna
- Texas Rollergirls track with co-founders Lane (Strawberry) Greer, Laurie (The Wrench) Rourke-Korpi, Rachelle (Sparkle Plenty) Moore, and Amy (Electra Blu) Sherman


www.indiepixfilms.com/film/hellonwheels
for hi-res pics, click here

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for Hell on Wheels booking info, click here

in 2010 we took Hell on Wheels on two five-week film tours:


 

read the crazy tales of craziness while on tour:
THE BADASS TOUR JOURNAL

Tour Journal from the Eastern U.S. of A. Film Tour
November 5th to December 19th of 2010 with Bob Ray and Chad Holt
(updates in progress)

Day 1 Houston
Day 2 NOLADay 3 NOLADay 4 MobileDay 5 Panama CityDay 6 Jacksonville
Day 7 GainesvilleDay 8 AugustaDay 9 RaleighDay 10 Brooklyn - reRunDay 11 NYCDay 12 NYC
Day 13 BrooklynDay 14 Washington DCDay 15 NYCDay 16 NYCDay 17 NYC - The Tank
Day 18 NYCDay 19 NYCDay 20 ProvidenceDay 21 Providence/Boston • Day 22 Boston • Day 23 NYC
Day 24 Baltimore • Day 25 Philly • Day 26 Charlotteville • Day 27 Greensboro • Day 28 Winston-Salem
Day 29 Columbia • Day 30 Athens • Day 31 Atlanta • Day 32 Atlanta • Day 33 Atlanta • Day 34 Nashville
Day 35 Memphis • Day 35 Little Rock • Day 36 Dallas • Day 37-39 Austin

Tour Journal from the Western U.S. of A. Film Tour
July 5th to August 17th of 2010 with Bob Ray and Chad Holt
Day 01 - Roswell Day 02 - Albuquerque Day 03 - drive Day 04 - Denver Day 05 - drive Day 06 - SLC
Day 07 - off Day 07 - drive Day 08 - Boise Day 09 - drive Day 10 - Vancouver Day 11 - Bellingham
Day 12 - Port Orchard Day 13 - Victoria Day 14 - Vic to Tacoma Day 15 - off Day 16 - Portland
Day 17 - Seattle Day 18 - Salem Day 19 - Eugene Day 20 - Chico Day 21 - El Cerrito
Day 22 - SF#1 Day 23 - SF#2 Day 24 - Sacramento Day 25 - back in SF Day 26 - drive
Day 27 - USC, L.A.
Day 28 - relax in L.A. Day 29 - off-getting, L.A. Day 30 - Echo Park, L.A.
Day 31 - Egyptian, L.A.Day 32 - Tempe
Day 33 - Tucson Day 34 - Las Cruces
Day 35 - Miss Marfa and Arrested Day 36 - Enter Austin

 


click here for a list of our previous screenings


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The Birth of a Roller Derby Nation

Before the Lonestar Rollergirls, before the Texas Rollergirls, before the emergance of 300+ rollergirl leagues across the globe... before all of this, there were the pioneers.

In 2001 a rowdy group of Austin women were determined to ressurect an old sport, but with a new spin. This is the beginning of a revolution:

Hell on Wheels is the ass kicking documentary film telling the story of a group of Texas women who band together to resurrect roller derby for the 21st century. Emerging from the Austin music and arts scene, these women create a rock and roll fueled version of all-girl roller derby that has spawned the derby craze that's sweeping the nation.

Currently there are two leagues packing houses and holding bouts right here in Austin, Texas. The media are moving in and the Austin leagues have been featured on Comedy Central’s Insomniac, on the ABC show Switched, The CBS Morning Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, MSNBC, HD Net TV, TNT and on A&E with the new reality show "Rollergirls." Articles have appeared in Spin, Jane, Bust, Paper, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Playboy Magazine, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Newsday and several other national and international publications.

The success of the Texas leagues has inspired hundreds of women across the country. Leagues of rollergirls are currently organizing or operating in Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle, Phoenix, North Carolina, Houston, Nevada, Tucson, Kansas City, Dallas, Madison, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Australia, England, New Zeland,Canada and beyond (check the about page for a comprehensive list).

Hell on Wheels is the birth of the rollergirl revolution, chronicling the creation of the first modern-era rollergirl league Bad Girl, Good Woman Productions (BGGW, later renamed as Texas Roller Derby / Lonestar Rollergirls) and the breakaway league the Texas Rollergirls. Filmed from the trenches, this documentary delivers the struggles and eventual success of the rollergirls as they construct a new sport and set forth to conquer the globe.

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