Feature-length documentary Rom Boys heads to East London to chart the fate of one of the UK’s most legendary BMX and skate parks.
Whilst it might not get as much attention as it does Stateside, there’s always been a thriving skate and BMX culture in the UK, and Rom Boys looks to explore this generational phenomenon. It focuses on the Rom skatepark in East London and interviews skateboarders and BMX freestyle riders from the past four decades, with plenty of amazing-looking archive footage to boot.
What’s more, midway through the production, the park was struck by a major tragedy and faced the very real prospect of being shut down for the first time in 40 years. The documentary charts the coming together of different generations of UK skaters and BMX riders to save a location that’s unique to this enduring British subculture.
We’d urge you to check out the trailer if you’re a fan of BMXs or skateboards, documentaries, or have ever wondered what might happen if a group of fifty-something year old men on skateboards decide to tackle an unforgiving concrete bowl, after years in retirement. The film is available to rent or buy on Amazon right now.
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