Discover Tommy Cuba (@tommycuba
), a renowned skateboarder from Newark and one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, which has become a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless childhood, Tommy owns a timeless joy for life. His deliberately insulated world changed right before our face. Capturing Tommy’s intimate life during such a life changing moment was bizarre and intense to say the least. The film has gone onto screen and win awards worldwide including the Jury's Choice Award at the 37th Black Maria Film Festival (@blackmariafilmfestival
) Thanks to the entire @dreamplaymedia
crew, DP @mistagomes
, composer @boris_keys
, my brother and producing partner @igormalves.
Special thanks as well to @randyhazetrio
for additional music, @alexmaclean.mov
, @mediapollution @gkurzlop.
“On the Cusp” returns to the big screen early September as an Official Selection at the @newarkiff
(screening info coming soon) @reddigitalcinema @newarkradioco_op @newarkhappening @nikesb @skateboarding @newjerseyisntboring @therecordhouse @thrashermag @viceland @truestillsradio #onthecusp #dreamplaymedia #cinema #tommycuba #filmmaking #filmmaker #film #blackmariafilmfestival #documentary #cinematography #cinematic #newark #shortysskatepark #brickcity #skateboardingislife #newarkinternationalfilmfestival #anamorphic