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Rollaball has become the most successful Kickstater campaign by an African production company

Rollaball successfully reached its fundraising goal on Saturday, 22 September 2012, on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Big World Cinema’s documentary-in-progress raised $38 577 from 294 funders across the planet, making it the most successful Kickstarter movie project from an African production company. In addition, Rollaball is now in the top 3% of all funded projects on Kickstarter that have raised over $20 000.

Rollaball will tell the story of The Rolling Rockets, an inspiring team of Ghanaian polio survivors who are pioneering an extreme sport hybrid of handball, skating and soccer. During the Kickstarter campaign, The Huffington Post called them “the world’s most bad-ass extreme athletes.”

Director Eddie Edwards says, “I was so happy to be able to phone the guys in Ghana with the fantastic news that we exceeded our goal. We are now able to return to Ghana to complete filming and are aiming for a mid-2013 release. The team’s ecstatic – it shows them that the world is interested in skate soccer and affirms their dream of holding the first African Skate Soccer Cup of Nations next year.”

Abdul Rahaman (aka No Fear), one of the founding members of The Rolling Rockets, adds, “Thank you to everyone for supporting. This is so great; we’re going to make a movie!“

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Skate soccer may be the next Paralympic sport. Rollaball is a new documentary trying to give this bruising new sport the exposure it deserves.

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