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Leo Castillo had always found in skateboarding a narrow escape from violence until a gunshot wound threatens to tear it all away. Read more

Chicago, IL Documentary
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Leo Castillo had always found in skateboarding a narrow escape from violence until a gunshot wound threatens to tear it all away.

Chicago, IL Documentary
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Happy Friday!

First off, like every update, I have to start by thanking all of our new supporters. I've been working on this film for a long time and there have been plenty of days where I'd question whether or not I was capturing a story that anyone would care about. I can't tell you how reaffirming it is to see so many people get behind this project.

The first major announcement is that we have added a really great new reward to our project. Standup comic Hannibal Buress filmed his first hour Comedy Central special this past December. I made a documentary called A WEEK TO KILL which documented Hannibal's week leading up to the taping of the special. The doc can be seen online here: http://vimeo.com/44391898. It also appeared as a special feature on the DVD of Hannibal's incredible special which is called HANNIBAL BURESS: ANIMAL FURNACE. 

I'm really excited to announce that for $200, donors will not only receive a DVD of ANIMAL FURNACE autographed by Hannibal, but he will also leave a personalized comedic outgoing message on their voicemail! There are only 10 available so if you love AMAZING standup comedy or know someone who does, be sure to tell them about this. I'd like to thank Hannibal for donating his time and skills to the project. He's both a standup machine and a great friend and I have the utmost respect for him and his work. He's maybe the best working standup out there right now, so this is truly an honor.  

In other news, we have raised over $11,000, meaning we are in double digits and nearly a third of the way there. While this is extremely encouraging, we have a long way to go. I encourage everyone to please continue to share this project on your social networks. It's all about getting the word out at this point. It seems like when people see it, they like it. So please, PASS IT ON!

Lastly (and this also falls in the incredibly reaffirming category), Mr. Tony Hawk himself tweeted about our project yesterday. Check it here: https://twitter.com/tonyhawk/status/223450299174633472 . It means a lot to me and to our project to have his support. I can't thank you enough Tony! 

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Thank you all so much!

-Ryan