Directed By Richard Cameron White
Premiering at The Lone Star Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings, this documentary follows the Ridglea Roughnecks, a peewee football team in Fort Worth, Texas as they set out to win the Youth Football Super Bowl. Through hard training, teamwork and the intensity of their no-nonsense coaches, these young athletes push themselves to their physical and emotional limits and show us the power of football.
The Roughnecks debuts on Netflix 9-12-15 and is currently available on all major VOD platforms. You can rent or purchase on Amazon here.
Nick Ruff of Reflection Pictures spent over a year cutting this emotionally charged "rock doc" of football.
When asked by producer Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment and director Richard Cameron White to edit and co-produce this passion project, Nick leapt at the opportunity. The film crew had just spent four months embedded with the team comprised of ten and eleven year olds, their families, and coaches. White had captured over 400 hours of footage, throughout the entire pee-wee season. He and his crew had shot nearly every practice, every game, and then went home with some of the players to document family moments.
Upon returning to Los Angeles at the completion of production, Ruff and White sat down with notecards that White had written, outlining the basic story arc of his footage. This was the first step in what would become nearly two years of editing the movie.