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 urban industrial skate architecture from the 70’s and still considered today as one of the gnarliest skateparks in the world.
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 skool skaters, many now in their fifties who keep the park alive today.
The film is aiming for a 2018 release date to tie in with Rom’s 40th anniversary.
Yesterday at Rom the weather made it feel like we were back skating in 1978 in Dogtown, a great filming and skating session. Also managed to break out the camera and get some great action shots. We’re now on the longest day of the year now though so the nights will slowly start to draw in and we’re on the long slow road to winter…and by then hopefully full on post-production.
Just received an email from the legend Bob Haro that he’s keen to be involved in the project. So look out for more news on this in the coming months. Very, very cool…
This is the very first news post about the making of the Rom documentary. To find out more about the project please visit the Synopsis page.