Marty Bowen, known for producing hit movies such as "Twilight" and "The Fault in Our Stars," tackles a topic closer to home in his latest project.
"The Roughnecks" is a documentary about a football team of 11-year-old called the Ridglea Roughnecks in Bowen's hometown of Fort Worth. When Bowen was growing up, he played for the Roughnecks, which makes this film partcularly meaningful to him.
The film, with Bowen as co-producer and co-director along with Richard Cameron White, follows the Roughnecks on and off the field for a season. The team is determined to win the pee-wee Super Bowl, and the process is challenging. The story lines will focus on the struggles for the team as well as individual players.
After a premiere at the Lone Star Film Festival in 2014, "The Roughnecks" comes to VOD and iTunes on May 12.
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