Filmmaker Stacy Peralta today announces that premium film packages, classic Powell-Peralta reissue skate decks and one-of-a-kind skate memorabilia are now on sale in connection with the worldwide pre-order for his new critically-acclaimed film, “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography.” This exclusive pre-order for the self-distributed film is available only at www.BonesBrigade.com, and it includes a free download of the most successful skateboard video of all time, “The Search for Animal Chin.”
“We’ve had a lot of fun releasing Bones Brigade: An Autobiography primarily by ourselves, in a new and modern way,” says Stacy Peralta, the film’s director and mentor of the original Bones Brigade. “Now you can finally order the film, and in all kinds of crazy packages. All of us – Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, George Powell, myself – we’ve dug into our personal collections to offer some one-of-a-kind items to our fans. Signed trophies, homemade scooters even some used skate decks. We hope fans like it, because there is more to come.”
A sampling of the film packages and memorabilia now available:
– A private tour of Powell-Peralta in Santa Barbara with Stacy Peralta & George Powell
– Tony Hawk’s 1989 NSA Savannah Slamma Trophy (autographed) and used skate deck
– Mike McGill’s original Bones Brigade team jacket
– 50 skate decks signed by all six members of the Bones Brigade, plus George & Stacy
– Reissues of all six classic Powell-Peralta pro model skate decks for Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill and Tommy Guerrero, featuring their iconic graphics
Official release dates for the film are:
October 9, 2012 — BonesBrigade.com pre-order and memorabilia sale
November 2, 2012 — NYC Theatrical
November 6, 2012 — iTunes and DVD Release
November 9, 2012 — LA Theatrical
FOLLOW THE BONES BRIGADE ON TWITTER:
Stacy Peralta – @peraltastacy
Tony Hawk – @tonyhawk
Lance Mountain – @lancemountain
Steve Caballero – @steviecaballero
Mike McGill – @mikemcgill_
Tommy Guerrero – @tommyguerrero
Bones Brigade Doc – @bonesbrigadedoc
ABOUT STACY PERALTA:
Stacy Peralta began skateboarding at the age of five and is now considered one of the founding fathers of modern-day skateboarding. He was one of the key players on the now historic Zephyr Skateboard team and the first Z-Boy (Zephyr) to systematically capitalize on his skateboarding reputation with lucrative sponsorship deals. After three life-changing years of world travel, product endorsements, TV and film appearances, and at the age of nineteen, Peralta walked away from his sponsored career as a professional skateboarder and joined George Powell to form the innovative skateboard manufacturing company, POWELL-PERALTA. Five years later, Powell-Peralta became the industry leader in products, graphics, advertising, videos and in the creation of the now famous skateboard team – THE BONES BRIGADE – the team that launched the stellar careers of five world champion skateboarders: Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill.
In 1984, Peralta discovered his true passion while producing, editing and directing the Bones Brigade Video Show, the first of what became known then as Action Sports Videos. Then followed six more skate videos, which eventually lead to offers within the motion picture industry as a second unit director; Thrashin’,Gleaming the Cube, and Police Academy 5.
In 1990, Peralta left Powell-Peralta to become a full time writer-director and worked in network TV for the next six years in the area of documentary, comedy, and various series and specials. In 2000, Stacy Peralta wrote and directed the critically acclaimed documentary film; DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS which won the Director’s and Audience Awards at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. The film also went on to win the 2002 Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Award.
At the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Peralta’s second documentary, RIDING GIANTS, became the first documentary ever to be chosen as the opening night premier film of the festival. In 2008, Peralta returned to Sundance with his film; CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA – a documentary film focusing on the black on black gang problem of South Los Angeles.