Since I tend to specialize in storyboard and concept design, I usually get involved in films before anything has been shot, my art is used in the production of the film, but rarely seen by the public (and I have the NDAs to prove it!). So it was fun to get to do a finished illustration for the DVD cover after the film has been made. Especially a film as special as this, a documentary about never giving up and believing in your dreams.
JAM is the story of the American Roller Derby League, a group of veteran Roller Derby stars now in their 50’s that are determined to make a comeback.
In the 1970’s, they were the most popular sports stars on TV, a bigger draw than Major League Baseball. And then, virtually overnight, they disappeared — until now.
For seven years, award-winning filmmaker Mark Woollen chronicles league owner Tim Patten as he pours his heart and entire life savings into a revival of this uniquely American entertainment. JAM takes you on an epic journey filled with unimaginable drama, bitter rivalries, heart pounding action and an incredible cast of characters you’ll never forget. Hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring, JAM is an amazing story about the lengths people will go to achieve their dreams.
You can pre-order it here.