A documentary on skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is in the works that is produced by indie filmmakers the Duplass Brothers. Directing the still-untitled film is Sam Jones who made great 2002 Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. and also worked with Hawk on his series Off Camera with Sam Jones.
The film has been in the works for some time. "Those of you that know me know I grew up skating and frequented the same parks and ramps that Tony skated in Southern California in the 80’s and 90’s," Jones wrote on Instagram. "I called Tony one day several years ago and told him I wanted to make this film, and I thought I was the right person to do it, and he decided to trust me with his life story. Since then I have been digging deep into his history, combing through thousands hours of footage, re-reading every Thrasher and Transworld, and showing up in the backyards of all his friends, family members, and teammates with a camera (and a mask) and a three ring binder full of questions."