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.
All films need cold hard cash to get made properly and this film is no exception. Rom deserves to have it’s story told to the very highest level of storytelling, from the cameras and equipment to the post production including music and licensing.
Rom is a no nonsense place, and as such we’re taking a no nonsense approach to this. We’ve already got the camera gear and all the equipment, from Sony broadcast cameras to drones. We’ve also got a really experienced team of creatives behind the project and have already shot some great footage and received tremendous support from everyone we’ve asked to get involved.
We’re currently shooting through the summer of 2016 with the aim to get into the nitty gritty of research, post production and motion graphics and animation through the winter with a first cut due in early 2017.As such we’re currently looking for funding to see this film through to completion and we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign in the next few months with lots of very cool stuff.
The aim for this isn’t to be launched as a YouTube video, we’re after international distribution with as wide an audience as possible and so we’ll need you the skaters and BMX’ers and fans to create as much awareness of the project as you can.
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