This has been a long time coming, and has been more or less completely redone since it was started. It’s probably the best skateboard documentary I’ve ever seen. It’ll be on Apple TV over here soon.
Have been waiting on this, great to hear it’s out soon
Any word on screenings? I emailed Jeremy a while back but he was sorting distributors etc at the time
Still working on UK/Europe, but looking like it’ll be via Apple.
Interview I did with Jeremy Elkin, although much has been changed/upgraded since then…
Just noticed that Deadline article says it’s got interviews with Justin Pierce and Harold, but obviously it doesn’t. They’re in it, and Harold’s brother is interviewed, but there aren’t interviews with those two. That’s a mistake. Jeremy is only 34, I think.
Looking forward to seeing this. I feel like it will be like Mixtape the documentary.
Because it was originally going to be the Mixtape documentary?Jeremy talks about that in the interview.
It covers Mixtape, but goes way beyond.
Is it the same version as the one I saw Build?
Obviously I’ve got no idea which one you’ve seen, but not really - that one was just “the sketch”.
Sorry didn’t read interview but I think I had heard that somewhere
This went live a couple of minutes ago, finally. Hope it even begins to suggest how good this thing is.
Sorry for the blunt question, but does it have something interesting or original to say? Because, no offence to anyone, the trailer kind of does the nostalgic ‘we lived it, man’ thing that a lot of music docs and youth culture docs do.
Like the talking heads in these types of doc often big up how game changing, important a specific moment was, but really they’re just talking about the formation of a band or release of an album (skate video in this case) and its impact. And the impact side of it is really hard to convey and provide evidence for. These docs often come off as a bit naval gazey as a result. They’re fun if you’re into the album or whatever, but I often leave them feeling a bit like ‘so what?’
Sorry if I’m not expressing that very clearly. Is it worth my time I guess is what I’m asking?
I loved it but I’m really into skateboarding, hip-hop and New York stuff.
Nobody cries about how influential they were anyway, if that’s more your thing.
Looking forward to seeing this!
I get you…it could go either way. Skateboarding was influenced by hip hop and they have history…undeniable. Was hip hop influenced in return? I’m not so sure it was in any meaningful way. Also, as we all know, growing up in the same city doesn’t mean growing up in the same environment. It differs street by street block by block. Will be interesting if the film confronts the legitimacy of skateboarding as part of hip hop culture rather than just bigging it up.
Everything is pretty disparate if we choose to look at it that way. I think as we get older we realise these things more. Things are life and death when we’re 18 compared to when we’re 40.
I will watch this because the mix tape era was a year or 2 before I got into skating and so I would appreciate the education on what I missed out on first hand.
I will also watch this because I love New York and skateboarding culture.
That is very much a part of this.
I think there’s also a race and class disparity between who was involved in skateboarding and who was involved in hip-hop. I know there are prominent figures who are big exceptions to this rule, but I find it hard not to see skateboarding as predominantly a white, middle-class activity which latched onto a more genuine working-class musical style. Again that is a big generalisation.
So you’re saying that white middle class kids listening to music made by black people from deprived areas is a bad thing somehow? May as well throw all music in the bin.
NY is full of skaters from all the boroughs. Rich and poor. Like Birmingham is, like anywhere