Legendary pro skater Tony Hawk will be featuring in a much-anticipated documentary to the excitement of fans all over the world.
Yes, that’s right! If you’re a 90’s kid then you will most certainly remember the name Tony Hawk, either you’ve seen him on the TV featuring on programs such as ‘Jackass’ or have played as his character in the mainstream popular PlayStation 2 game, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
You can’t talk about skating without mentioning the world’s best skateboarder; the Pro Skater game series propelled Tony Hawk to mainstream fame in the late ’90s and you would be certainly hard stretched to find someone who has never played it.
If anyone doesn’t like the Pro Skater games – they’re lying. The game enables you to create your own character likeness as well as allows you to perform flips and tricks much like the man himself.
An eagerly documentary of the living legend is soon to be released and it’s all about the much-loved franchise; the first of which was released in 1999 and the most recent in 2006 entitled Project 8.
The documentary has been spearheaded by game producer Ralph D’Amato who has been with the franchise throughout its lifespan.
D’Amato has teamed up with Swedish filmmaker Ludvig Gür to see the documentary made which premiered at the Mammoth Film Festival in California on February 29 this past Saturday.
The documentary, entitled ‘Pretending I’m A Superman’ closely follows the rise of the game franchise and the positive impact it had on the skater community and the wider industry as a whole – the game helped the profile of pro skating and quickly established the sport in the mainstream.
Tony Hawk has been involved in the making of the documentary and will be a feature throughout with interviews alongside fellow skateboarders Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero and Chad Muska, all of which appeared in at least one Pro Skater game.
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