Rom Boys : 40 Years of Rad is a feature length documentary currently in production 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 two years and with over 30 people interviewed the film is aiming for a 2019 release.
With a project such as this the success will come from the involvement of the skate and BMX community from past and present. As such we need as much photography / videography and personal stories through the decades as possible. If you could please contact Matt – firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what you have and how we can get copies from you then this will be greatly appreciated and will help us tell the best story possible.