Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater documentary

After the debacles that were Tony Hawk Ride and the attempted-reboot of Pro Skater 5, it can be hard to remember just how acclaimed and influential the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series was in its heyday. Not only were these games massive hits, they put tons of eyes on skateboarding as a culture and sport. Nearly 18 years after the series’ debut, one of its veteran developers is attempting to crowdfund a documentary shining a new light on that impact.

Called Pretending I’m A Superman—yes, the title is based on “Superman” by Goldfinger, which was included on the original game’s soundtrack—the film is being created by Ralph D’Amato, a former producer on the series, and Ludvig Gür, a short-film and music video director. The duo aims to tell the story of the series’ creation and influence, as told by the game developers and professional …

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