The skateboarding crew/creative collective shared a nearly 13-minute vlog that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming event. It includes footage of Illegal Civ founder/North Hollywood director Mikey Alfred, Pharrell and Centineo, as well as a number of main cast members, including Miranda Cosgrove, Ryder McLaughlin, Aramis Hudson, and Tyshawn Jones. The video also features clips from the North Hollywood drive-in panel discussion that took place at SoFi Stadium at the end of March. The team touched on their experience working on the film, their favorite scenes, and its unconventional rollout.
Alfred, who also produced Mid90s, previously spoke to Complex about the coming-of-age flick and how he prepared to make his directorial debut with a cast that included Vince Vaughn. He also discussed his struggles to find a distributor and the project being rejected by big-time film festivals.
“There’s a lot of psychological things we could say. Like the Native Son complex, where you see a Black filmmaker operating out of the social norms, making something that doesn’t operate in that Native Son complex and you’re going to get some pushback. Right?” he explained. “But here’s the real, 100 percent issue is that, on Mid90s, they overspent on marketing and just on how they did it. So for skating, that was such a big win, that movie, because it was a good movie and it came out all around the world and people really loved it and it showed skating in a great light. But to Hollywood people, it was viewed as a loss. So, that’s really the real reason because it’s, at the end of the day, all about money.”
Check out the promotional vlog above.
North Hollywood will get a limited release beginning next week in California. You can purchase tickets to the screening at Illegal Civ’s official website.