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.
The new trailer launched today on Facebook.
If you haven’t seen it yet go to : www.facebook.com/romboys.
It features interviews and footage shot from the past 6 months at Rom and the local area. Next stage is to start filming and getting key interviews from subjects from a much wider area so we have plans for this in place starting early 2017.
Lots of work to be done yet but we’re slowly finding a story and central theme to underpin everything.
Also we’re working on a 4K version for Youtube so look for this in the next few days…