Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the fascinating documentary Rollerboy. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film:
In late-70s Melbourne, roller skating was the thing to do and young Jayson Sutcliffe blitzed the competition. At 15 he was Junior World Champion, but as an adult competing against his hero, Scott Cohen, he faltered. Jayson, however, was no quitter; he continued practising till his feet bled. His lycra outfits became increasingly flamboyant and his performances more winning and innovative. But meanwhile, off the rink he was struggling. Jayson's rollercoaster career with its spectacular highs and lows is illustrated with extensive footage and revealing interviews from the Rollerboy himself (who is also co-director).
Embedded below is the trailer.