Tony Hawk's Pro Skater documentary in crowdfunding

Needs help ramping up production.

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games are legend and created an entire genre, which is why someone wants to make a documentary about them.

It's not just any someone. Ralph D'Amato, producer of the documentary - titled Pretending I'm a Superman - was also producer of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. He worked for Tony Hawk for four years afterwards too - meaning he has a direct line to Hawk and other skaters, such as the amazing Rodney Mullen, as well as the original developers who made the game.

Indeed, D'Amato has already self-funded and shot a trailer for Pretending I'm a Superman using some of the interview footage he has already bagged. Take a look.

To fund the rest, D'Amato needs your help. Pretending I'm a Superman is trying to raise $75,000 on Indiegogo.

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series went onto inspire some other brilliant skating games such as Skate 3, which enjoys a cult following even today, and side-scroller OlliOlli.

Recent Tony Hawk's games have, however, been a bit pants.

If you want to know more about the story of Tony Hawk, and Rodney Mullen, there's an absolutely wonderful documentary from 2012 called Bones Brigade.

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