First Look: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography Trailer
Filmmaker Stacy Peralta has unveiled the world premiere of the trailer for Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, a documentary on the skateboard legends who made up the Bones Brigade. Releasing the trailer, Peralta stated: “We are very excited because we’re releasing Bones Brigade: An Autobiography primarily by ourselves, in a new and modern way. The only place to fully experience the film will be through our Bones Brigade web site; where myself, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen and Tommy Guerrero will interact directly with fans. The trailer premiere, new site and free download is our way of including fans right from the start in the process of releasing the film. I hope they have fun and share it with everyone who loves skateboarding, its history and the Bones Brigade.”
It’s not a death metal band, an extreme diet club or historic dominoes association—the Bones Brigade was a talented gang of teenage outcasts. Unmotivated by fame or popularity, they completely dedicated their lives to a disrespected art form. For most of the 1980s, this misfit crew headed by a 1970s ex-skateboard champion blasted the industry with a mixture of art and raw talent becoming the most popular skateboarding team in history. The core unit of the Bones Brigade built an empire that covered the world. They dominated contests, made hundreds of thousands of dollars, created the modern skateboard video, reinvented endemic advertising, pushed skate progression into a new era, and set the stage for a totally new form of skating called street style. There’s nothing comparable in today’s skateboarding.
Watch the trailer:
In addition, Peralta is offering a free download of the skateboarding video, The Search for Animal Chin, in celebration of that film’s 25th anniversary:
Source: Bones Brigade
–Posted by Rebecca Murray