The little indie that could! Skateland is one of those films that we keep hearing about and it is finally on its way to you thanks to Freestyle Releasing who will taking the film and (as their name suggestions) releasing it for audiences. The film stars Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene (of Twilight fame), Heath Freeman, Brett Cullen and Taylor Handley, and is directed by first time director Anthony Burns. Often times a trailer is what sells the film and if that’s the case I’m sold. Though it’s a story we’ve seen before, the style, the look, and the tone of the trailer makes me want to see film film. Check out more about the film, a poster for it and the trailer below…
Check out the trailer:
See what I’m getting it? It’s a cliched story in a way, but also a timeless one that when done right is unforgettable.
Skateland, set against the landscape of upstart malls, Jordache jeans and iconic hang outs,is as much a story about embracing who you are as it is about moving on. The personal drama marks the poignant transition of a group of high school friends into adulthood. Set in the early 1980s, in small town Texas, it is genuine, touching and candid snapshot of the lives of a close-knit group of friends who are confronted with the realities of the precarious world around them. The film revolves around a charismatic young skating rink manager named Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez), brother and sister Brent and Michelle Burkham (Heath Freeman, Ashley Greene) and the legendary, wise-cracking, Kenny Crawford (Taylor Handley) as their dreams and carefree lives start to fade into an uncertain future.
You can fin the film in theaters March 25th, 2011!
Will you check it out?