'His hands built a skate park. His spirit built a community.' Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, NJ, has competed in top tournaments and been profiled in top skating magazines. He is one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Yet, his deliberately insulated world cannot prepare him for the looming forces of change.

Left: On the Cusp Original Film Poster | Right: On the Cusp Exclusive Poster

ON THE CUSP

His hands built a skate park. His spirit built a community.

Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, NJ, has competed in numerous tournaments and been profiled in top skating magazines. He is one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless childhood, Tommy owns a timeless joy for life and generosity of spirit that captivates all those around him. And yet, his deliberately insulated world cannot prepare him for the looming forces of change. | On the Cusp Film

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Credits:

Directed by Yuri Alves

Featuring Tommy Cuba

Produced by: Igor Alves, Yuri Alves
Executive Producers: Igor Alves, Yuri Alves, Mike Gomes
Associate Producers: Dan Dowding and Paul Burger
Consulting Producer: Christopher Santiago
Cinematography by Mike Gomes
Original Music by Boris Ivanov
Featuring Additional Music by Randy Haze Trio
Edited by Caroline Sincaruk
Camera Operators: Mike Gomes, Yuri Alves
1st Assistant Camera: Marco Penajoia
2nd Assistant Camera: Caroline Sincaruk
Gaffer: Gabriel Kurzlop
Sound: Victor Buitrago
Additional Editing by Dan Dowding, Yuri Alves
Colorist: Alex MacLean
Supervising Sound Editor / Mixer: Mert Ozcan
Production Coordinator: Li Kurzlop
Post-Production: DreamPlay Productions
Graphic Design: Rochelle Anne Bernal
Post Production Color Services by: Rogue
Post Production Sound Services by: The Record House
Associate Producers: Daniel Dowding, Paul Burger
Consulting Producer: Christopher Santiago
Production Company: DreamPlay Media
Supported, in part, by Newark Arts
Special thanks: Newark Office of Film and Television, Express Newark
Filmed in Newark, NJ with the RED Dragon Camera + ELITE Anamorphic Cinema Lenses
© DreamPlay Media 2018

Watch an exclusive ON THE CUSP Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

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Yuri Alves filming Tommy Cuba at Shorty’s Skatepark in Newark, NJ

Awards:

WINNER: 37th Black Maria Film Festival 2018 (Jury’s Choice Award)
WINNER: INDIE Fest Film Awards 2017 (Best Documentary Short)
WINNER: Best Shorts Competition 2017 (Best Documentary Short)
WINNER: Impact Doc Awards (Documentary Short)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: LA Lift-Off Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Newark International Film Festival 2018

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