Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Documentary Set To Premiere Later This Month

A new documentary on the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series is set to premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival in Mammoth Lakes, California at the end of this month.

As announced by the legendary skater on Instagram, Pretending I’m a Superman is a documentary about the THPS franchise, tracking how skateboarding culture almost collapsed in the early ‘90s before skyrocketing into mainstream appeal thanks to the X Games event and the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games. The Mammoth Film Festival runs from February 27 to March 2, and the documentary debuts on February 29 at 4 PM. Tickets for the showcase are still available.

Ralph D’Amato, a former producer at the now-defunct THPS developer Neversoft, produced Pretending I’m a Superman alongside Swedish filmmaker Ludvig Gür. Tony Hawk, D’Amato, Gür, and fellow pro skater Rodney Mullen will all be at the Mammoth Film Festival. There will be a panel discussion after the documentary, and an afterparty where the THPS cover band The Downhill Jam is scheduled to perform.

“Pretending I’m a Superman” is a new documentary about the THPS series, made by a former producer of the game. First screening will be at @mammothfilmfestival on Feb 29 and I’ll be there with Rodney Mullen and the filmmakers for a panel discussion afterwards. Join us there and/or at the afterparty with @thedownhilljam playing hits from THPS at @mammothrocknbowl. Tickets / info: @thpsfilm or 🛹🎮🎬

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Pretending I’m a Superman went up as an Indiegogo campaign in March 2017. Though the project was never successfully crowdfunded, only amassing $17,409 out of its $75,000 goal, Mic reports that the documentary had been “independently financed.” It’s worth noting that the campaign was labeled with a “flexible goal.”

In other skateboarding game news, the skateboarding simulator Session finally has a tentative release window on Xbox One. Developer Crea-ture Studios said the Xbox One version of Session is expected to arrive sometime this spring, though when exactly still remains to be seen.

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