Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Get your shirt on!

Limited edition RPS T-Shirts on sale only here and at select screenings across Canada and the US. RPS001 features a quote from the movie by Douglas Walker and is limited to a run of 100 for boys and girls. Boys shirts in black, M, L and XL are going for US$20 each plus postage and packing and can be ordered by emailing us with the link at the bottom of the post. Tell us what size you want and where you live and we will write back with total cost. All payments are through paypal.

Email us to be placed on the pre-order list for girl shirts and make it a RPS X'mas for that special someone in your life! Girls shirts carry the same quote from Douglas Walker and comes in pink, S, M and L. All proceeds of these shirts go towards helping us finish the film and get it in stores and theatres to continue spreading the RPS word.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cowtown Classic Champion!

Last Saturday the team behind Rock Paper Scissors: a geek tragedy took over the Plaza Theatre in Calgary for an encore screening of the award winning documentary film and brought the spirit of RPS competition to town with the inaugural Cowtown Classic Pro-Am Championships.

After enjoying the screening the audience got down to business knocking back countless Steamwhistle beers and putting their best fist forward. The final of the fiercely contested event came down to one throw, with a textbook scissors finally launching local player Mike Peters into the annals of RPS history. Peters was crowned Calgary’s first official RPS champion, taking home the coveted trophy and the admiration of everyone in the theatre.

“This is the greatest day of my life,” said Peters, after hoisting the trophy above his head and waving to the crowd who had stayed to watch the action unfold.

On hand to officiate the event was Douglas Walker, Managing Director of the World RPS Society and one of the main subjects of McKeown’s documentary. When asked about the event, Douglas suggested that he had never seen “such natural talent” at an inaugural RPS tournament.

Get ready for 2009!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Calgary BUZZ

Are you keeping your mind sharp and fists at the ready for this Saturday's Cowtown classic Pro-Am RPS tourney? Either way the buzz about the screening and the RPS show down is building. Take a look at what City TV and the Calgary Herald have to say.

Director Mike McKeown chats with City TV.

RPS in the Calgary Herald.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Calgary Screening THIS SATURDAY!

We know you've been itching for this day to come! Yes RPS is back in cowtown for one night only. Following the screening will be the 1st annual Cowtown Classic RPS tournament.Get yourselves to the Plaza Theatre, 9pm on Saturday 15th. Director Mike McKeown will be in attendance as well as Douglas Walker from the film. Admission is $15 and gets you entered automatically into the Cowtown Classic. Take down your opponents and be crowned the number one RPS player in Calgary!

We are in need of your support and all proceeds from Saturday go towards fundraising efforts to finish the film and there will be opportunities to pick up RPS T-Shirts and donate directly to the cause. Roshambo!

RPS Tip #6: Men open with rock, women go with scissors.

Join our Facebook group and event for more up to date information and connect with your potential opponents!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

How it went down in Toronto

Another year flies by and another World Champion is crowned in Toronto. Find out more from the championships here. Friday night before the championship was the Toronto premiere of Rock Paper Scissors: a geek tragedy. Here is a visual confirmation that it did indeed go down!

Producer Pat McKinnon takes on the audience.

Director, Mike McKeown, address the rowdy crowd.

All photos courtesy of Mark Coatsworth.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Toronto Premiere

Please join us for our Toronto Premiere, director Mike McKeown will be in attendance. Check in to our Facebook group for more info.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Help us finish the film!

We are so close to finishing the post production of the film and moving on to the distribution phase where you and the rest of the world will get the chance to live the world of RPS and the Walker brothers. But before we can make it there we need your help to raise funds to finish the film to the standards for distributors. In our upcoming fund raising screenings in Toronto, Calgary and Los Angeles there will be an opportunity to donate as well as buy exclusive swag such as our limited edition T-Shirts for ladies and gents!

However any time day or night where ever you are in the world you can donate donate donate with our easy paypal system. Click on the link below and you're off and running. No amount is too small or too big! Thank you for your support.

Team RPS! Mike, Mike, Pat, Dave and Julian

Yahoo! Micro Site for the World Champs

We recommend you go check out the cool Yahoo! micro site with info on the upcoming world champs in Toronto as well as the Toronto Premiere for the documentary on Oct 24th. You can buy tickets and all that jazz too!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Window into the 2003 World Champs

As part of the promotional efforts with Yahoo! for the 2008 Championships we have some clips from the documentary available online. The first clip is from the 2003 World Championships section of the film. Enjoy and don't forget Toronto premiere for the film is Friday October 24th at the Bloor Cinema.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

God dag Norway!

Excuse our poor Norwegian as we prep for our first screening outside North America. We are very excited to be invited to screen the film at the forthcoming Norwegian RPS Championships in Skien. The champs are set for September 20th with the screening to come before at the players reception on the 19th. If you have good Norwegian skills you can read all about the champs and the screening here and you can join the facebook event here.

The screening is a free event but in true independent filmmaking traditions we are also using the screening as a fund raising event to help raise money towards completing post production on the film in order to ready the film for distribution.

Be sure to check back soon when we will have more information about the screening. There will also be a screening in Toronto during the World Championships, more info soon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

RPS Calgary Film Fest Roundup #5

Calgary news program "Your City" covers the film premiere. See your favorites, Mike McKeown and Graham Walker featured in this clip.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

RPS Calgary Film Fest Roundup #4

Mike McKeown spreading the word of RPS. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RPS Calgary Film Fest Roundup #3

Here's part 2 (of 2) of Douglas and Graham Walker's appearance on Breakfast TV (Calgary) the morning of the premiere of the film. In this segment they talk about how to win RPS matches so pay attention! There's also a quick click of the mighty C. Urbanus in action in the film. Enjoy.

Do please excuse the squeezed footage and black spaces in places, we're guessing that's where BT would have placed scrolling chyrons etc.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

RPS Calgary Film Fest Roundup #2

Here's part 1 (of 2) of Douglas and Graham Walker's appearance on Breakfast TV (Calgary) the morning of the premiere of the film. Lots of good RPS info here. We will be posting part 2 later this week.

Do please excuse the squeezed footage and black spaces in places, we're guessing that's where BT would have placed scrolling chyrons etc.

Friday, March 7, 2008

RPS Calgary Film Fest Roundup #1

We have a little mini series for you RPS fans out there. During the RPS premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival we got a lot of coverage in the media. Here's clip number one and your chance to get up close and personal with director/producer Mike McKeown as well as our lead characters Graham and Douglas Walker. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

RPS in the news

The film had a very successful screening at the Victoria Film Festival last week (and got pipped at the post into second place for the audience choice award according to reliable sources). Thank you to everyone who can out to support the film. It's on to Nelson for this weekend's screening. In the meantime you can enjoy a clip from Vancouver's Breakfast Television who featured our very own Mike McKeown on their show last week to discuss the film, RPS and world domination.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Roshambo iPhone Ap

The Perfect way to kick start your training.

Check out this cool Roshambo iPhone Ap from Duncan Stevenson. I loaded it up thinking how much fun can it be playing against some computer generated opponent? But trust me when I say that standing in line at the post office has never been more fun! Instead of checking email or surfing for football scores I can get some well needed practice and gear up for the next World RPS Champs.

Click here to check it out

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Next Screening, Nelson B.C.

It's off to the lovely Nelson, B.C. for Rock Paper Scissors next Canadian screening. You can get your next fix of RPS at the FLIKS Canadian Film Festival Saturday February 16th at 1:30pm. For more info head to...


Anyone with photos or comments about last nights screening at the Victoria Film Festival please let us know! We'll put up the shots on the website.

Key Info for next screening:
FLIKS Film Festival, Nelson, B.C.
Feb 16th
Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson, B.C.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4 Star Review from Vic News

Thank you to the kind folks at Vic News for our 4 star review in this weekend's paper. You can see the excerpt below and the full story can be found here...


Rock, Paper, Scissors (Ont)

At first the documentary about the Walker brothers who take the childhood game rock, paper, scissors (RPS) to new heights, feels like a mockumentary. There is the chain-smoking recruiter, the bathrobe-wearing playboy whose game strategy involves becoming “one with the rock,” and the two brothers who dream of the game becoming a money-making sport.

But quickly the surprising twists and turns of life divulge the realness behind the innocence of the game. The journey parallels watching a rock band get its feet wet. There is fame, glory and fierce competition. Get to the theatre early or you’ll be playing RPS for tickets.


Rebecca Aldous

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m. @ Capitol 6

Monday, February 4, 2008

Director's BLOG #1

Wow. Just getting ready to head out for our second festival appearance in Victoria - but this time no army of friends, no family members, no hometown advantage. Pat and I were quite sure it would just be the two of us in an empty theatre (and anyone who knows Pat knows what a dangerous proposition that it is). However, we've somehow sold out advanced tickets and are the most viewed film on the Victoria Film Fest website with almost no advertising. Which is nice.

It's funny to think how it wasn't that long ago that I wasn't sure anyone would ever see this film. Now we've had a world premiere, won an award, been invited to a bunch of others and are now flying out to Victoria for the second public screening ever. It's all very cool. Kind of surreal, but very cool.

We decided to scrap the street RPS tournament after the screening - too many thing to organize from afar and really I think I just want to enjoy the night, have some drinks and chill in Victoria. The prospect of running around to coordinate just has no appeal whatsoever. Not mention the three hundred mardi gras necklaces I would have had to lug over there. So drinks it shall be.

Anyway, that's all for now. My wife is packing around me right now (we just bought a house) and I should probably turn my attention to that.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sold Out!

It's happened to us again! Two festivals, two sell out crowds! And well in advance of the screenings I might add.

The Victoria Film Festival screening is sold out as of Friday. Rush tickets available at the door of course. Those of you with tickets we'll be excited to see you at the screening. Director Mike McKeown and producer Patrick McKinnon will be in attendance as well as lead character from the film, Douglas Walker.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rock Paper Scissors hits Victoria Film Festival

RPS hits Victoria.

The award winning documentary Rock Paper Scissors hits Victoria next week. We're super excited to share the film with the British Colombia audience for our premiere in the area. The film's festival journey began in Calgary last September to a sold out screening, the film was the first film aside from the opening gala to sell out and there was a long line of excited RPS fans lining up before the screening. The film took home the festival's audience choice award for best film, which was a tremendous high for us.

We're hopping to bring that same RPS fever feeling to Victoria. Stay tuned for more info on the film and also after party that we are putting together.

For more info on the film and to see the trailer you can go to http://www.rpsfilm.com