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Machotaildrop: Skateboarding Dreams Meet Willy Wonka

Machotaildrop: Skateboarding Dreams Meet Willy Wonka
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Machotaildrop is a film inspired by Michel Gondry, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a skate video of Neil Blender standing atop a big fence.

Kyana Gordon
  • 23 february 2010

Corey Adams and Alex Craig, the co-writers and directors of the film, Machotaildrop met through their mutual love of both skateboarding and film making. Accolades were bestowed upon the pair for winning the Fuel Experiment for their short film, Harvey Spannos, thus receiving a $1,000,000 prize to make a feature film. Machotaildrop’s main intentions are to appreciate skateboarding for skateboarding’s sake. Young skaters tend to equate sponsorship with success, this film asks the question: Do you really know what that corporate sponsor dream entails?

Machotaildrop is a fantastical journey about amateur skateboarder Walter Rhum, who submits a golden videotape to the world’s greatest skateboarding company. He realizes his dream of turning pro and rides alongside his idol, Blair Stanley. Through Walter’s journey, the viewer peers into the complex world of the actuality of dreams coming true. Influenced by Michel Gondry, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a skate video of Neil Blender standing atop a big fence (the skate move from which macho taildrop is derived), the film explores the idea of stardom in an imaginary world.

The film has made the film festival circuit – including being selected as an official pick at the Toronto International Film Festival and X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Watch the trailer below:



Machotaildrop

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