33 years after it’s birth, skateboarding’s transcendent Bones Brigade reemerges in an autobiographical film, postured to capture the true essence and historical impact of the sport’s most iconic team. Presented by Vans, directed by Stacy Peralta, and starring the original Brigade’s Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, Rodney Mullen and Lance Mountain, the film follows the beginnings of the modern street skate era, reinvention of endemic advertising, creation of the skate video, and introduction to skateboarding’s most influential athletes behind it all. Expected to release in mid-November. Check out the film’s 2:31 trailer above.
Bringing innovative minds together, TED and the University of Southern California have partnered with skateboard legend Rodney Mullen to showcase the inspirations, ideas, and successes of one of the sport’s founding fathers. In the 17:46 minutes of runtime, Mullen dissects his evolution from “old school” freestyle champion to one of street’s most influential skaters and entrepreneurs, reinventing himself to take advantage of the new opportunities presented by his urban environment. Check out Mullen’s TEDTalk ‘How Context Shapes Content’ video above.Rodney Mullen, TED, USC