Derby BrainFredrick Dent
Derby Brain is a state of consciousness in which the mysteries of roller
derby reveal themselves to the devoted. It is also the name of a work
in progress documentary with the Bellingham Roller Betties. This will be my
fourth season filming with the Betties and I’m approaching derby brain.
It’s a complex sport, a rich culture with tribes of warrior women on skates.
I love it.
Season four and my mind is opening up to roller derby, I can see the structure of it.
Working with Sofia Loref on the helmet cam is really fun. She is Outside Referee on this bout.
I like to work from the little blue box they have for the media to stand in the infield.
The two points of view combine to really get inside the action.