machotaildrop  

Official Selection   2009 Toronto International Film Festival

                                                      2009 Whistler Film Festival

                                                      2010 X-Dance Festival, Utah 

                                                      2010 Calgary Underground Film Festival

                                                      2010 Santa Cruz Film Festival 

                                                               - Winner Jury Prize Best New Filmmakers

                                                      2010 Newport Beach Film Festival

                                                      2010 Boston Independent Film Festival

                                                      2010 Salt Lake City Film Festival

                                                      2010 Fantasia Film Festival Montreal

                                                      2010 Portland Film Festival

                                                      2010 LA Skate Film Festival

                                                              - Winner Best Independent Film

                                                      2010 Arizona Underground Film Festival

                                                              - Winner Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

                                                      Plus a host of worldwide screenings.

A feature film by Corey Adams and Alex Craig. “Machotaildrop” is a fantastical adventure comedy where skateboarding is not a trivial pastime of the young, but rather a noble pursuit worthy of the highest cultural recognition. In this strangely beautiful world, professional skateboarders live like knights in baroque castles, the halfpipe their jousting arena and the concrete of the streets the forum for their Machiavellian tricks. Walter Rhum’s (Anthony Amedori) dream comes true when the 19-year-old skateboarder is selected to ride professionally for Machotaildrop, the world’s most prestigious skateboard company. Whisked away from his mundane life, Walter is transported to the lavish estate of Machotaildrop's headquarters, lorded over by the quirky and delusional Baron (James Faulkner). As the Baron grooms young Walter (“with the right air, and the right outfit”) to dethrone then current top rider Blair Stanley (Rick McCrank) and to replace him as the new face of Machotaildrop, Walter’s fantasy life dissolves into a dizzying nightmare, as he uncovers the nasty underbelly of the Baron’s skateboard manufacturing operation. Walter experiences first-hand the Baron’s exploitative schemes and delusional antics, and how they ultimately bring about his downfall when a gang of renegade skaters known as the Manwolfs retaliate after the Baron attempts to appropriate their radical lifestyle for the “look” of his most ambitious commercial venture yet, a skateboarding theme park called Apesnake.


written & directed by - corey adams & alex craig

producers - oliver linsley & jared valentine

dp - craig trudeau & james liston & peter hagge

production designer -jeffro halliday

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