As we await Spike Jonze‘s return to feature narrative filmmaking with the Joaquin Phoenix-led Her, the helmer has been dropping a few worthy projects along the way. We got two excellent shorts with I’m Here and Arcade Fire‘s Scenes from the Suburbs and today we have another.
After launching his career in the arena, the director has teamed with Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque for a new skateboarding documentary titled Pretty Sweet. The first trailer has landed, which incorporates some impressive tricks and epic fails, all captured with the finesse one would expect from Jonze. Check it out below thanks to /Film, with the film featuring skaters such as Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Sean Malto, Marc Johnson, Elijah Berle, Jesus Fernandez and Brian Anderson.
This is an epic tale of two gangs, like The Jets and The Sharks. But Girl and Chocolate aren’t even gangs. Some of them act tough and some of them act like babies. But they are even more unlike the Jets and The Sharks in that they aren’t even battling each other for territory. They really don’t know what the hell they are doing. They don’t have a feud, most of them really like each other so that is another thing they don’t have in common with the Jets and the Sharks. What they do have in common with The Jets and The Sharks is they love to dance. And when I say dance, I mean SKATE. And when I say SKATE, I mean really good. From the directors that brought you Mouse, Yeah Right and Fully Flared, another chapter in this tale with no plot, no ending but beautiful inner battles acted out on a little board with wheels.
Pretty Sweet is now available on iTunes.
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