About the Documentary
Rom Boys
40 Years of Rad
Rom Boys
Production
2016 - 2019, UK and US
Time
TBC
Language
English
Country
England, United States
Company
PWK Films

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 2019 release.

Produced, Filmed & Directed by Matt Harris

Cast
Lance Mountain is a professional skateboarder and artist who was one of the prominent skateboarders throughout the 1980s, primarily due to his involvement with the Bones Brigade.Read More
Racer, freestyler and self proclaimed ``Stuntabiker``. Andy was a household name in the 80's in the UK, fronting such TV shows as BMX Beat, on the newly launched, at the time, Channel 4.Read More
Global brand manager for Haro Bikes John had far from an easy upbringing on the streets of Glasgow. Now based in San Diego a Hollywood movie has been made of his life story.Read More
Bob is pretty much a living legend and known as the Godfather of BMX Freestyle. He was also the Stunt rider in the film ET which introduced BMX to the world.Read More
Tim really is the Original Rom Boy having been hired as a consultant to work on the build of Rom. Still skating today there's no-one who knows park design like Tim.Read More
BMX and skateboarding essentially defined Max's life later being the inspiration for the Gumball 3000 annual international car rally.Read More
TLP are one of the worlds most prolific street artists undertaking commissions around the globe from skyscrapers to restaurants.Read More
``Rom is just part of who I am``. Zach has ridden at Rom longer than most and owns the pool like no-one else.Read More

…Plus many more

News
MK 19 Rom Boys Preview
We held a special 20 minute cut of Rom Boys at the old school BMX MK19 event last month. This was a great event to get feedback from the BMX crowd and when Bob Haro tells you “You smashed it!” you know you’re on the right course…
Behind the Scenes with Lance Mountain
Some behind the scenes shots of the Lance Mountain interview in Venice, Los Angeles in May 2019.
MK19 – Milton Keynes
We’re super stoked to be announcing that we will be showing a VERY special 20 minute preview of Rom Boys at the Rad BMX MK19 event at Milton Keynes this August. For lots of the attendees this is the first time that you will have seen a lot of this footage, we’re tweaking the film...