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One of the filmakers stopped by the bowl today. Turn out the NYC premier is tomorrow! Check out the trailers:

and here's the press release:

'Turning pro was pretty exciting... I just turned 18. My life reached an all-time high for me and it's been downhill ever since.'
- J.J.

'Pray For Me, Jason Jessee' is a documentary stunt ride with legendary former skateboard pro, custom chopper builder, and full-time lowrider Jason Jessee.

Jason's family, friends (many of whom are living legends in diverse fields) and associates weave a riveting narrative on a truly fascinating, self-invented man. Jason's halting language and dozens of interviews from those who know him best and worst unveil themes of suicide, Jesus, success, failure, natural birthing, chicken make-up, esthetics, excommunication, bankruptcy, and love. The diversity and status of the interviewees in the film is staggering, as is their contribution to modern California culture - Jason's true love. The settings for most interviews is the shop, garage, studio or workspace that each of theses artisans uses, bathing them with eye candy. Juxtaposed against these are raw walking and talking scenes of Jason, enhancing the concept of dichotomy that is so rich in his life. Professional photography and page stopping quotes from dozens of skateboard and biker magazines, as well as scenes from skate films, television, and the Jessee family home movies (Super 8) round out a visually alluring story.

Some of the players featured are Skip Engblom (Dogtown/Z-Boys), world champion skateboarder Christian Hosoi, Hollywood tattooer Mark Mahoney,famed custom car builder Cole Foster, and world renowned surf pioneer Christian Fletcher.

The pace is often frentic, covering disparate topics like a trainwreck...telling Jason's story in the same manner he lives it.

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