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SVA Alumnus Crystal Moselle to Direct Skateboarding Movie Starring Jaden Smith

From Variety: “Crystal Moselle, director of the documentary ‘The Wolfpack,’ is helming an untitled skateboarding feature film with Jaden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez (‘Orange is the New Black’) starring.

The production companies are Bow and Arrow Entertainment and RT Features in association with Pulse Films.

The films stars New York City skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams and Jules Lorenzo. Producers are Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Pulse Films’ Julia Nottingham, RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, and Bow and Arrow’s Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro. RT Features’ Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas and Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski executive producing.

Vinberg, Lovelace, Moran, Russell and Adams are members of the Skate Kitchen, a group of female skaters who were the subject of Moselle’s recent short film ‘That One Day,’ which debuted at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

The script is inspired by events in the lives of the skaters and written by Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi (‘Young Wrestlers’), and Jennifer Silverman. The film tells the story of a lonely suburban teenager whose life changes dramatically when she befriends a group of female skateboarders…” (continue reading)

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