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Tensions are high in the teaser trailer for Adam Bhala Lough’s skateboarding doc, The Motivation.
Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Paul Rodriguez, Bastien Salabanzi, Chaz Ortiz, Luan Oliveira and Sean Malto are featured in the film, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
The Motivation follows eight of the world’s best skateboarders as they prepare for the annual street league competition, founded by Dyrdek, in New York City, battling family pressures, injuries, money issues and fame, among other internal struggles.
“Becoming a street league champion is the most prestigious thing that could happen in all of competitive skateboarding,” says Dyrdek in the trailer. “Eight guys make it to the championship and it’s a winner take all. It doesn’t matter how good you’ve done all year, can you be the best on this day? And if you are, you are the champion forever.”
The Motivation will receive a limited theatrical release on July 30 and will be available on iTunes and On Demand beginning Aug. 6.
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