Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Documentary Comes Up Short In Funding, But It's Still Happening

"Pretending I'm a Superman The Tony Hawk Game Story," did not meet its funding target.

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The documentary about the famous Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series failed to reach its funding goal of $75,000 on Indiegogo. The campaign for "Pretending I'm a Superman The Tony Hawk Game Story" ended this week bringing in only $17,409.

Now, the producers of the film have released a statement, confirming that they still intend to produce the documentary. However, it might take longer than expected given funding wasn't as successful as they had hoped. Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo is not all-or-nothing, so the makers of the documentary are using the funds they received, in addition to their own investment, to finance the film.

In the statement, the producers explain that it was never their intent to rely exclusively on Indiegogo funding. Had the full $75,000 come through, the production process might have gone faster. Additionally, a number of sponsors have expressed interest in backing the project, the statement says, though they were not named.

Though the $75,000 figure was not reached, the team said in the statement that "there is, in fact, a pretty big audience that found the project interesting."

Along with accounts from Tony Hawk himself, the film is expected to feature developers and skaters who helped create everything from the first Pro Skater to the most recent fifth installment and the many games in between.

It's being produced by Ralph D'Amato, who was also a producer on Tony Hawk's earlier games. You can learn more about the project here.

The latest Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game was 2015's Pro Skater 5, which many remarked was a disappointment.

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ninjaguiden78

They should just make a new skate or die game .

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ello432

Sadly I think the 5th game killed the Pro Skater brand for Activation and hurt Tony Hawk's brand in such away that his rumored new game (unless it's skate 4 he was talking about) from a new developer and publisher wont be able to shake the negativity that pro skater 5 had gotten because his name is attached.

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Simulator_Shock

@ello432: Tony Hawk was already a dead franchise way before Tony Hawk 5 came out.

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Blade_Runner_07

This is like making a documentary celebrating Ninja Turtle games. Haven't seen a good one in a decade, but Activision things it's worth celebrating.

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huss2215

How about you make a good Tony Hawk game instead of a damn film!

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Blade_Runner_07

@huss2215: They just need to remake first 4 games in one game. Engine from 4, maps from all.

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@huss2215: the last one was so bad I couldn't believe it,

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catsimboy

It was good but now it's bad. The End.

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DeadrisingX1

@catsimboy: Couldn't have said it better myself.

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cornbredx

Never heard of it. Also red flag: the reference they use for their title is low quality. A better title would reference a Tony Hawk famous stunt or at least a famous stunt from the series (Hellooooo.... Christ Air!).

Come on, a superman stunt is in every "extreme" sport and is not worth referencing when you're talking about the THPS series. So my expectations for what they say they want to do already starts very low and I probably wouldn't fund them anyway.

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Dev-RAiD1

@cornbredx: christ air got me through the first tony hawk lol

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DarthRevenX

@cornbredx: actually a better title would be "pretending to be the bird man" since that's one of the nick names tony hawk is known by....

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Blade_Runner_07

@darthrevenx: it's a reference to the most popular song in the 1st game.

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DarthRevenX

@Blade_Runner_07: you're just saying the same thing over and over, I/WE KNOW it's a meh name.....if they were making a doc about Foldfinger then maybe it's make more sense.....

Tony Hawk is more well known as the Bird Man, Mr. 900 and a few other names....the innovator of modern skateboarding....

but by all means just repeat the same statement over and over.....

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Blade_Runner_07

@darthrevenx: I know. Myself and everyone else knows of his nicknames. We were under the impression you were not familiar with the Goldfinger song. It's relatively common knowledge for THPS vets so we all jumped on helping explain to you asAp. Sorry if it came off as annoying. We love our fellow Tony Hawk fans.

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DarthRevenX

@Blade_Runner_07: what just cus someone suggests a better name I don't know anything??? assumption, when you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME......

i've played every Tony hawk game up to American Wasteland....didn't care for THUG 2 or AW but liked the rest a lot....

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Blade_Runner_07

@darthrevenx: I'm listening. Not sure if you're kidding now.

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CapmJim

@cornbredx:

Its a reference to Goldfingers song "Superman" which to most fans is the most iconic song from THPS.

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catsimboy

@CapmJim: A better title based on the song would be "Here I Am Getting Older All the Time: Damn Tony Hawk Looks Old AF Now!: The Tony Hawk Pro Skater Story"

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Blade_Runner_07

@catsimboy: if only he didn't look as old. Maybe his games would still be good? I'm just happy ill never get old and useless like him.

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DarthRevenX

@catsimboy: that's just insulting though....why not "We were never soft: the THPS story" LMAO

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cornbredx

@CapmJim: I forgot about that song (there are better songs in Tony Hawk games imo).

I still think it's a bad reference for the title to make.