For the next 12 months, Mairs and friend Dan Thomson covered the Greater Sudbury Roller Derby's bouts, practices and some of the players’ back stories.
“The spirit of these young women and their aspirations has been a huge draw. I think audiences will really relate to their challenges and this story.”
The result is “Roll-Her Dervish.” Mairs recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise about $4,500 to pay for the film's post-production. The project has already secured 25 per cent of its goal.
Those interested in contributing to the project are asked to visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/roll-her-dervish-documentary.