ProdCo: Skipstone Pictures
Title: Hardflip (2012)
Director: Johnny Remo
Writers: Johnny Remo & Daniel Backman
Logline: Hardflip follows the story of Caleb (Randy Wayne; To Save A Life, ABC Family’s The Lying Game) a young skater whose ill mother (Rosanna Arquette; Pulp Fiction, The Whole Nine Yards) and absent father (John Schneider; Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) leave him reaching for the only hope he has—becoming a sponsored skater. After finding a stack of old love letters, he sets out to find the father he never knew and inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. This story explores what happens when we let go of our anger and pain and forgive those who have hurt us most.
By the numbers: What “For Greater Glory,” “Hardflip” and “The Avengers” suggest about the potential potency of pro-faith films at the bx officeFor Greater Glory: Epic and timely. Synopsis: In the late 1920's, a ragtag group of Mexicans take up resist their government's crackdown on religious liberty -- a crackdown, in this instance, directed at the Catholic Church. Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Andy Garcia), a retired general...HARDFLIP What happens when your life takes a hard flip? Teenager Caleb Jones goes skateboarding. With no father in his life to guide him and his mother, Beth, working two jobs to make ends meet, Caleb believes nothing matters in life but becoming a sponsored skater to get him away from all his troubles. When his mother falls ill, Caleb is forced to deal with her illness and his lack of responsibility. Now on his own, he sets out to find the father he never knew when he stumbles upon some old love letters. Out of hurt and anger, Caleb reluctantly contacts his father Jack, who happened to live the next town over from him his entire life. Calebs only real friend, a crazy, homeless, street preacher named Ralph, speaks nuggets of Truth through Gods Word, guiding Caleb along his journey. Through the tragedy of his mothers illness and the sudden appearance of the father he never knew, Caleb becomes the man his mother always prayed hed be. Caleb is a story of what can happen when we let go of our anger and pain and willingness to forgive those whove hurt us most, just as God forgives us.
CFDb Film Review
If you saw “Cutback“, then “Hardflip” will be a favorite for you as well. The movies are quite similar, and yet different as well! One thing I really liked about Hardflip was that there were 2 unique ways of presenting the Gospel that I’ve never seen before in any other movie. I can’t describe it too well as it would be a spoiler for the movie. I will say that with the one scene I talked about it afterwards how it was so unique and wonderful! I really enjoyed that!.
If you like skateboarding, you will really enjoy this film! Click Below for the Dove Review as well!