Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Documentary Set To Premiere Later This Month
You can hear some nostalgic tunes thanks to a THPS cover band too.
As announced by the legendary skater on Instagram, Pretending I'm a Superman is a documentary about the THPS franchise, tracking how skateboarding culture almost collapsed in the early ‘90s before skyrocketing into mainstream appeal thanks to the X Games event and the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games. The Mammoth Film Festival runs from February 27 to March 2, and the documentary debuts on February 29 at 4 PM. Tickets for the showcase are still available.
Ralph D’Amato, a former producer at the now-defunct THPS developer Neversoft, produced Pretending I'm a Superman alongside Swedish filmmaker Ludvig Gür. Tony Hawk, D’Amato, Gür, and fellow pro skater Rodney Mullen will all be at the Mammoth Film Festival. There will be a panel discussion after the documentary, and an afterparty where the THPS cover band The Downhill Jam is scheduled to perform.
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“Pretending I’m a Superman” is a new documentary about the THPS series, made by a former producer of the game. First screening will be at @mammothfilmfestival on Feb 29 and I’ll be there with Rodney Mullen and the filmmakers for a panel discussion afterwards. Join us there and/or at the afterparty with @thedownhilljam playing hits from THPS at @mammothrocknbowl. Tickets / info: @thpsfilm or mammothfilmfestival.org 🛹🎮🎬
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Pretending I'm a Superman went up as an Indiegogo campaign in March 2017. Though the project was never successfully crowdfunded, only amassing $17,409 out of its $75,000 goal, Mic reports that the documentary had been "independently financed." It's worth noting that the campaign was labeled with a "flexible goal."
In other skateboarding game news, the skateboarding simulator Session finally has a tentative release window on Xbox One. Developer Crea-ture Studios said the Xbox One version of Session is expected to arrive sometime this spring, though when exactly still remains to be seen.
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