We could use your help to finish the feature-length version of On The Grind. WATCH the SNEAK PREVIEW and support the completion of On The Grind. Get involved with the project and to help take it to the next level. This is your chance to get exclusive swag including: autographed copies of the DVD, autographed skate photography, autographed On The Grind skateboard decks, and even the opportunity to have dinner with the Filmmakers and a Pro-Skater! Plus, wouldn’t it be awesome to see your name in the end credits? Cool right! Watch, Donate, and Share our Kickstarter page on Facebook & Twitter!
On The Grind is currently airing on the Documentary Channel (DIRECTV & Dish Network)
We are thrilled to announce that On the Grind will be re-airing on Thursday 11/29 @ 7PM PST / 10PM EST!
You’re invited to the ON THE GRIND Art Jam // Film Fundraiser @ HVW8 Gallery!!!
Film Screening + Photo Exhibit/Sale + Live Artists + Guest DJ Ohmega Watts & DJ Efechto.
Check out the event page to RSVP. This fundraiser supports the completion of the feature-length film.
Long Beach Premiere!
Sat, May 15, 2010 @ 11:00am & 12:00pm
Art Theatre of Long Beach
In 2006, Director James Cheeks III and Photographer Kevin Campbell set out to capture Long Beach’s thriving skateboard scene in the aftermath of a gang-shooting that killed one of the city’s most promising skaters. This award-winning documentary brings light to a crew of talented skaters who are elevating themselves out of poverty through skateboarding. Skateboarding isn’t some suburban sport, it’s a means of survival…
http://www.randomlengthsnews.com (Skate Dreams, Feb 4th Issue)
Contact: Sponsors@duction88.com to set up an “On The Grind” screening at your university, school, church, music venue, music tour, art space, etc.
Michael K. Green Skatepark opened yesterday to an eager crowd of skaters who had been waiting for the 14th Street Park facelift for a looooooooong time. The skaters and family members collected petitions to get the new park named after the aspiring pro-skater who was fatally shot by gang members. Mike’s mother, Laurietta, and skate legend Mike Valley spoke during the opening ceremony and Mike’s younger brother, William Anderson, kicked off the sesh by skatin’ down the ramp and blastin’ through the ribbon. A bunch of LB pros showed up to support the park including: Rob Gonzalez and Chad Tim-Tim, who are also featured in On The Grind. It was an amazing day and I was happy to see so many diverse people unite to make this happen. The kids at the park will never forget today and neither will we. Skatepark developer Mike Donelon and his wife, Chris, have worked with the kids since the 90s to help get skateparks built in Long Beach. She said somethin’ to me that I’ll never forget and it pretty much sums up how we all felt.
“It’s the best skatepark in the worst neighborhood and it was made with love. Love started it and love ended it…” - Chris Donelon
The grand opening ceremony for Michael K. Green Skatepark starts today at 1 p.m. and you’re invited! The composer for the film, Ohmega Watts, will be hanging out along with some pro-skaters and the Hammer City crew. We’re going to have a big party at the park and I’m very happy for the family and friends of Michael Green aka Blacc Mike. It’s been a long time comin’ and the kids in the neighborhood are going to flip out when they see this park. Bring your boards and come hang out! Please keep Haiti in your prayers too and send support if you can. Stay positive, be patient and everything works out for the best. Peace.