“Thunder Road” also includes a “friends section,” where other local boarders show off their skills in brief segments, Davis said.
Skateboarding isn’t just a hobby for the teens but a way of life.
“It builds character. It makes you who you are,” Pappas said. “It’s also a mental release.”
Locals residents will be able to identify the setting of each clip.
“We’ve skated almost every single street (in Plattsburgh), gone up and down looking down for new spots, got kicked out of plenty of spots,” Davis said.
Watching and editing the film brings back different experiences for those have worked on it.
“Every clip I see reminds me of a different time in a different place,” Pappas said.
Even though the film was completed only within the last couple of weeks, Davis is already thinking about his next project.
“I want to create another movie,” he said. “I’m already thinking about it.”
The cast includes directors Davis and Pappas, Poupore, 19; Jack Reed, 20; Jarred Vislocky, 21; and Ian Bellerive, 17, with Abi Clark, 19, also helping with filming.
All involved helped with the editing process, Davis said.
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SEE THE FILM
"Thunder Road" premiers at 7 p.m. Friday at the ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret St., Plattsburgh.
Admission is free.