50 minute documentary film directed by Mark Jeremias, "DRIVE"
tells the story of Mike Vallely and his life in skateboarding. Centered
on a cross-country road trip, "DRIVE" uses America's landscape
as the impetus to explore Mike's views on the current state of the skateboard
world, as well as reflections on what's really important to Mike and why
he skates. Why Mike fights to keep his place in skating... why he fights
"I believe that young people all over the world are worth my time and
energy. They are the future and so I do what I do and I am who I am. For
me it's about passing on that torch of inspiration that skateboarding gave
me when I was young and continues to give me now. That's my drive"-
"DRIVE" is the story of a true individual, his family, his friends,
his work and his life. This will be a film to inspire and empower a whole
new generation of individuals and skateboarders.
The film was shot on location in the US, Europe, and Russia. The soundtrack
features Canyon, Fugazi, Golden, National Skyline, Sunday's Best, The Album
Leaf and Turing Machine. The VHS and DVD releases will also include a bonus
companion CD featuring tracks from Mike V and the Rats.
"DRIVE" will be available in better skate shops worldwide and
online. Street Date is scheduled for March 29, 2002, with a film festival
and premiere tour including spoken word performances and Q&A sessions
with Mike V in major cities across America and select international locations.
for additional info and tour dates.