I have fond memories of the first couple Tony Hawk games, particularly the first three Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater entries for PS1. Sure, the Tony Hawk franchise has seen lots of downs the last couple of years, but the fond feelings for those first games are still there. And yes, I do occasionally sport an onion on my belt. Why do you ask?
Ralph D’Amato, a producer on several Tony Hawk games, is currently working on a documentary called Pretending I’m a Superman. Directed by Ludvig Gür, the film chronicles the development of Tony Hawk going all the way back to the late 1990s. The film is 20% completed, and features interviews with Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Neversoft producer Scott Pease, and many others.
The team has turned to Indiegogo to raise the necessary funds to finish the project. Here’s the pitch video (prepare to skank):
Damn, that song takes me back.
D’Amato and Gür are looking to release Pretending I’m a Superman by fall 2018, with the film playing at film festivals in the spring and summer of 2018.
Perks for crowdfunding include a digital download of the finished film, a DVD signed by Tony Hawk, t-shirts, signed decks from Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen, and much more.
Man… I’m going to have that Goldfinger song stuck in my head all day. Dammit.
For more information on Pretending I’m a Superman, check out their Indiegogo page.[via AV Club]