Monday, December 12, 2011

Stacey Peralta talks Bones Brigade film

On Monday the Sundance Film Festival announced that Stacy Peralta's new film "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography" will be one of eight out-of-competition documentary films getting their world premiere during the 2012 festival, which will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. The film reunites the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade skateboard team, who for my money are the most talented and influential team in sports history, far outreaching the world of skateboarding to influence culture as a whole.  Acting as the melting pot that brought Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, Steve Rocco and many more the film looks back on a pivotal moment in skateboard history and in Peralta's own life.
Colin Bane over at ESPN interviewed Stacey recently about the film and more, check the sample question below and make sure to reads the full interview over at ESPN.
"The guys in the Bones Brigade went on to become the biggest names in skateboarding, but in the beginning it really was just a bunch of kids.

At the time it was very common when you started a new company just to steal professional skateboarders off of other teams and start a new team of riders that everybody already knew about to get your brand established. I didn't want to do that. Instead, I started going all over the state of California looking for skateboarders at all the little amateur contests, kids that were 13 or 14 who I could see that within two or three years they were going to be the next generation. I got to choose whoever I wanted for my team because at the time nobody else was there doing it."

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