SHORT SYNOPSIS

Feuding brothers Ace and Jim collide at a local demolition derby

 

LONG SYNOPSIS

DERBY KINGS is a 2012 short film written and directed by Valerie Bischoff, produced by Mayuran Tiruchelvam, starring Tatanka Means (TIGER EYES, SEDONA) and Jerry Wolf (FOUR WINDS).

The film follows Jim Sundell (Tatanka Means) as he struggles to make sure his younger brother Ace (Jerry Wolf) appears at an impending trial. Ace, a demolition derby diehard, has other plans. With the local demolition derby looming, Ace makes a bold move that forces Jim to step far outside of his comfort zone. Derby Kings gives audiences insight into the struggles two Native American brothers face and explores how the ritual of the derby reinforces strained family bonds.