‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ documentary premieres next week, which I didn’t know was a thing. I’m stoked.
Man, Tony Hawk. What an absolute fucking classic, and staple of my late adolescence. Not just a fucking fantastic game, but also honestly a great vehicle for spending colossal amounts of time with high school friends. In fact, I think a lot of my early friendship with Bags was forged during multihour THPS sessions at my house. So it’s special. Special! Special as fuck! And, now the motherfucker has a documentary!
A documentary about the beloved Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series of video games, made by a former producer of the franchise, will premiere next week at the Mammoth Film Festival in California.
Pretending I’m a Superman is the film’s title, taking that name from Goldfinger’s “Superman,” a memorable track from the first game’s soundtrack. Ralph D’Amato, a Neversoft producer on the first game through 2006’s Tony Hawk’s Project 8, teamed up with Swedish filmmaker Ludvig Gür to create the documentary. It premieres on Feb. 29 at Mammoth Lakes.