By Don Simpson | April 2, 2012
SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2011
SXSW Competition Award – Best Documentary Feature
HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2011
Best International Documentary – Best Documentary
Smells Like Screen Spirit has joined forces with Team Dragonslayer and SnagFilms to get everyone totally psyched about the iTunes launch of Tristan Patterson’s documentary about skateboarding, relationships and getting totally fucked up… (Watch Dragonslayer on iTunes now.)
Synopsis: Dragonslayer does not cast judgments about its subject, Josh “Skreech” Sandoval; Patterson merely provides us with a countdown of events for the audience to make their own determinations. Sandoval’s lifestyle is never glorified by Patterson, but is not necessarily condemned either. Photographed by Eric Koretz and Sandoval (who was provided with a Flip camera to capture footage while the director and his crew were not present), Dragonslayer is one of the most beautifully shot and edited films about skateboarding culture that I have ever seen. (I skated for over 15 years and have watched a ton of skateboarding videos in my lifetime.)
Also be sure to check out:
— Don Simpson’s 8.5 out of 10 review of Dragonslayer
— Don’s Favorite Documentary Films of 2011 (Dragonslayer ranked #5)
— Exclusive Dragonslayer Footage only on Smells Like Screen Spirit
The grand prize is an Addikt Skateboard deck (inspired by the legend of “The Gonz” graphic). We will also be giving away a street/bowl skateboarding DVD (featuring Skreech and other insane skaters) as a consolation prize to three runner-ups.
For your chance to win, post a link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to your favorite skateboarding video in the Comments section below.
Winners will be picked at random on April 16, 2012. Good luck!!!