After nearly four years of filming, our story is essentially captured in its entirety. So the time has come to get this thing edited… which, of course, takes money. To raise this money, we are currently gearing up for a kickstarter campaign which we plan on launching in the last week of April. We have a lot of work to do between now and then if we are to pull this campaign off. We will begin to share more about the project in the coming weeks and look forward to finally getting this film done and out into the world.
With the help of Metropolis coffee and our other generous sponsors, we threw a fundraiser in April of 2010 to raise money for production of SKATE OR DIE. The event was a success and raised nearly $5k! Below is our marketing poster designed by DesignScout, the amazingly talented firm behind the whole Metropolis Cofee aesthetic. Thanks especially to Tony from Metropolis for hosting us as well as everyone else who kindly helped bring the event to fruition. It was an amazing night and a huge help pushing this project forward!
The first two kids we interviewed for this project were both 19 years old and both hispanic. Both were affiliated with gangs at some point in their lives and both narrowly found a way out. As a daily newspaper reader, I am constantly reminded of the fates these kids likely might have shared. An article in today’s Chicago Tribune
is one such reminder that happened to go down right in my neighborhood.
Go Skateboarding Day – Chicago
Welcome to our website! This site will grow into the home for SKATE OR DIE, our new feature documentary about kids who are finding in skateboarding an unlikely escape from gangs and violence.