LOGLINE : In a suburb east of London sits the world's most unique skatepark.Crumbling, tired and decrepit; and that’s just the original skaters and BMXers, many now in their forties and fifties, who against all the odds, are fighting to keep the place alive. It's Dogtown meets Lock Stock.
Rom Boys : 40 Years of Rad is a feature length documentary highlighting the history of Rom Skatepark, in Hornchurch. The only full size skatepark in the world to be historically listed.
Rom is a unique example of skate architecture from the 70's and still considered today as one of the gnarliest skateparks in the world; but with the rise of free skateparks and the encroachment of urban gentrification, increasing rents and insurance costs it faces an uncertain future.
This film covers the history of the park and it's users, from the skaters of the 70's to the BMX'ers of the 80's through to the old school skaters, many now in their fifties who keep the park alive today.
In production for over four years and with over 30 people interviewed the film is aiming for a 2020 release.
Produced, Filmed & Directed by Matt Harris
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