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Marathon Bout

Before leaving to find her deadbeat Dad, a newbie roller derby girl wants to get her crippled foster sister a marathon medal by sneaking onto the course at night. When her plan takes a wrong turn, downhearted Roe find that Hidden City Derby Girls don't leave a sister behind.

  • Natalie Lauer
    Boomer Hogs, Fear Binds
  • Natalie Lauer
    Boomer Hogs, The Lords and Other Creatures
  • Natalie Lauer
    Boomer Hogs, The Lords and Other Creatures
  • Natalie Lauer
    Key Cast
    Boomer Hogs
  • Shani Drake
    Key Cast
  • Sheri Odegaard
    Key Cast
  • Nina Bergman
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2017
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Natalie Lauer

Natalie Lauer is the oldest child of a nuclear physicist and an endocrinologist. Her family was helped to immigrate from Russia by the CIA via the paperclip route after the Berlin wall came down in the '90s. Moving from an isolated Moscow apartment with a piano and toy tanks, then to resettle in the middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania, forced Natalie to live in her imagination more so than reality. Natalie started an indie publishing company in the beginning of a new millenia, and published 13 poetry books. But filmmaking is a different craft, and to climb the learning curve faster Natalie's written and produced a number of short films, followed by a TV pilot and a feature.

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Director Statement

Maybe it's my immigrant work ethic, but talent doesn't exist without a grind to nail a meaningful vision. Winging is for birds