Roller Life

March 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
Q and A with Filmmaker following the film session:
Angela Olson
Anna Wilson
Michael Brown
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October, 2017

America’s fastest growing sport is at track roller derby – a full-contact sport that is dominated by women. This is not the 1970s era “fake” roller derby; it’s a real sport with real consequences. Follow a Brewcity Bruisers Milwaukee Roller Girls’ season on and off the track in this feature length documentary. Get unprecedented access to how the players balance the sport, a career, and their personal lives. Explore the challenges these women face playing a female-dominated sport in a male-dominated society - a journey of the obstacles they face to gain respect as athletes, living the Roller Life.


Michael Brown

Michael was born in Milwaukee, WI. (Bay View) and grew up in Brookfield, WI.  In 2014, he starred in and directed his first documentary Haunted State: Whispers from History Past. The film, (now streaming on Amazon Prime) for which he was also the Executive Producer, became a 2015 Official Selection at the Weyauwega International Film Festival and a 2016 Official Selection at the Green Bay Film festival.

Michael is currently working on his second installment of the Haunted State documentary series titled, Haunted State: Theatre Of Shadows, a film about Wisconsin theatres and the paranormal.  The world premiere was in October of 2017.

Michael is proud to be from Wisconsin. He is passionate about the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Bucks. He's a single father and lives with his 12 year old son, Noah - his inspiration for everything.

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