After recently announcing that a THPS documentary was in the works, the first teaser from Pretending I'm a Superman has arrived, alongside an Indiegogo campaign aimed at raising money for the project. The trailer video features interview snippets from Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen, including some pretty fascinating info about the start of the franchise, which will no doubt be fleshed out in the actual documentary.
According to Ralph D'Amato, the former Neversoft developer and man behind the film, around 20% of shooting has already been completed. Any funds raised through Indiegogo will support costs associated with things like post-production, music licensing, location permits, and all that fun stuff. All in all, it definitely looks like an interesting project which appeals to skate and video game fans alike, and is scheduled to be released "by fall 2018".
"We are hoping to have the film playing in festivals between June and September 2018. If you donate to this project, you may be able to see a first version of the documentary as early as May 2018.
"Whilst the franchise remains the main subject of the film, some of the documentary will also be focused on the skateboarding industry in the 90s and early 2000s as the two are linked.
"While we can't name any people until they get interviewed, we are looking to interview the majority of skaters who were involved in the first four Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, as well as the developers".
Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, you can donate to the project here.
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