It’s a Rough Life coming soon…

This is a quick update on one of our projects, It’s a Rough Life with Johnny Roughneck:

As some of you know, we’ve been working with the Roughneck squad for years.

In 2010, while Jeremey was on a trip with Roughneck to shoot the Cowtown Phoenix Am contest for, he shot some pilot material for what we hope to be a Roughneck reality show concentrating on Johnny’s eccentric circle of friends, family, and team riders.

We are now editing that material into a a series of webisodes that will be premiering later this year. In fact, we already have a few in the can.

Stay tuned for lots more.

Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy out on DVD

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Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy takes you inside a hillbilly skateboarder “commune” in Appalachia where anything goes. The self-declared cult-leader of Skatopia converts punk skaters into volunteer labor, battles bill collectors, does a stint in jail and raises his own family amidst the chaos. Not just for skateboarders, the film explores the glory and the challenges of pursuing your own dream.

Back in 2006, Jeremey happened to be at Skatopia with his partner at the time, Allison Muir. They were filming the Bowl Bash for Current TV.

88 Acres of Anarchy was in production then. The filmmakers, Laurie House and Colin Powers had been camped out at Skatopia with their Headlamp crew for a few months and they were planning to be there for a few more, which blew Jeremey’s mind. If you’ve ever seen any footage of Skatopia than you know what a commitment to filmmaking that was. JADED’s been following the progress of the film ever since.

In fact, we had the pleasure of premiering our short documentary Make It Happen: Lowcard a few slots before the North American premiere of 88 Acres of Anarchy at the 1st International Skateboard Film Festival in Seattle a couple of years ago. Then we hung out with Laurie and the Skatopians during the after party at Marginal Way. It was great talking to her about filmmaking, and we are now excited to share the news that Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy is out on DVD at and it hits the stores on July 12.

The Collector’s Edition features over 90 minutes of material not found on the retail version. If you order before July 12, they’ll throw in a sticker pack free.

The retail edition ships free in the US with the discount code: freeship

They also need some help getting it up on Netflix. Click here and hit “Save” or “Add to My Queue”.

Oh yeah, and like them on Facebook


Riding the Long White Cloud

I miss skate trips. This documentary series makes me want to hit the road.

Riding the Long White Cloud was a bicycle skate trip  [through New Zealand]. It was shot and edited by the Vancouver based FriendlyFire productions.

It features pro skaters Cairo Foster, Chris Haslam, Silas Baster Neal, Kenny Anderson, Keegan Sauder, Rick McCrank, and John Rattray.

Travel and skate.

Fourstar A Day In The Life Mark Gonzales