ROLLERBOY was originally a fun project that started in 2005 called Jesus Can't Skate. One year later the 85min film was selected for the Australian International Film Festival at Hoyts cinemas in Melbourne and won the Audience Award. At the same time, Producers became involved, and the five year adventure began.
Producer Beth Frey of Circe Films discovered the project and within the year we had successfully obtained funding from Screen Australia under the 'New Director's Initiative' to completely redevelop the project.. the only catch was, they wanted the film's focus to shift from a documentary about 'roller skating' and focus the attention on my lifestory -- we enter the world of ROLLERBOY.
In 2011 the film was selected in the Sydney Film Festival and had its world premiere in front of a capacity audience and some interesting 'promotion' on the red carpet that made news headlines. By 2013, Rollerboy was released and became available on iTunes in the US and Australia, charting in the Top 25 Movies.
Melissa George, good friend and former skating champion, appears in Rollerboy, questioning Jayson, '.. is it really over?'. [here]
World Premiere/ Finalist - Sydney Film Festival - FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize.
Rollerboy charted in the Top 25 iTunes Movie charts upon release in the USA and Australia.
Screening across Asia on the Australia Network and Virgin Atlantic in the skies.
Feature Documentary: 82mins
Produced by Circe Films - Beth Frey.
Directed by Polly Watkins, Jayson Sutcliffe.
Edited by Simon Wright
Original Score: Lorenzo Castellarin
Cast: Jayson Sutcliffe, Melissa George,
Tammy Bryant, Scott Cohen.
From a suburban backyard to the
world stage, Jayson Sutcliffe 'ROLLERBOY' skated his way to the top. Channelling his superheroes including the Bionic Woman and Kylie Minogue, Jayson lives to skate. Across twenty years on the international circuit he challenges the stereotypes and conventions of the skating world; his pursuit of gold and glory fueled by an insatiable quest for fame and a deep personal secret that drives his alter ego to achieve his dream at all costs. On the 20th Anniversary of his first world championship he finds himself thirty-five years old and still living at home with his mum... is it time to retire?
In the Press...
More articles and information available at the official 'Rollerboy' website [here].
the sounds of...
Snippets from the soundtrack Rollerboy. Available at all good download stores online.
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
BY LORENZO CASTELLARIN
LORENZO CASTELLARIN is a classically trained composer based in UK, providing music for film, theater, and all dance oriented arts including ballet and figure skating. Lorenzo's original cues have been featured in theatrical trailers for Surrogates, V,Twelve Rounds, The Horsemen, Friday 13th, Underworld: Rise of Lycans and Gran Torino.
Furthermore he's renowned for having composed the music various International World Champions and Choreographers in the field of Artistic Roller Skating.
Orchestration LORENZO CASTELLARIN
Album Produced by LORENZO CASTELLARIN
Assistant Producer JAYSON SUTCLIFFE
Recorded in Manchester, UK.
“Makin it a Party” is performed by LYDIA DENKER
Written & Produced by LYDIA DENKER & ALEX FERUGGIA
Remix by LORENZO CASTELLARIN
Special thanks to
JESSICA LEITE, LYDIA DENKER, LIVIA RUZIK, KEITH THOMAS
BETH FREY, POLLY WATKINS, SIMON WRIGHT
Available from all good download stores.