Hardflip

Hardflip

A scene from HARDFLIP, a film by Johnny Remo. Picture courtesy SkipStone Pictures. All rights reserved.

Hardflip

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Hardflip (2012)

Opened: 06/01/2012 Limited

Theaters (22+)06/01/2012
DVD10/16/2012

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Genre: Family Drama

Rated: PG-13 for for mature thematic material, and teen drug and alcohol content.

What do you do when your life does a 180?

Synopsis

HARDFLIP follows the story of Caleb (Randy Wayne: To Save A Life, ABC Family's The Lying Game) a young skater whose ill mother (Rosanna Arquette: Pulp Fiction, The Whole Nine Yards) and absent father (John Schneider: October Baby, Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) leave him reaching for the only hope he has...becoming a sponsored skater. After finding a stack of old love letters, he sets out to find the father he never knew and inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. This story explores what happens when we let go of our anger and pain and forgive those who have hurt us most.

Cast Biographies

Randy Wayne (Caleb)

Randy Wayne stars as Caleb Jones, a teenage skater who dreams of becoming sponsored in order to escape his problems.

Wayne appeared on the 2002 season of the British reality show Shipwrecked, which led to guest appearances on the television shows The Closer, Huff, NCIS, Jack & Bobby, and Numb3rs. He's starred in numerous independent films including Dream Boy, Grizzly Park, and Foreign Exchange. He also portrayed Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Michael in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, and he starred as Jake Taylor in To Save a Life.

Most recently Wayne starred on-screen in Honey 2, and can be seen on the television series The Lying Game on ABC Family as Justin Miller. Wayne has a couple films in production and also slips behind the camera to produce.

John Schneider (Jack Sanders)

John Schneider is Jack Sanders, Caleb's estranged father, a workaholic architectural entrepreneur, who comes to realize he must reevaluate his life's priorities if he is to have a relationship with his son.

Schneider is best known for his portrayal of Bo Duke in the 1980s American television series The Dukes of Hazzard, and for his 10 years as Jonathan Kent on Smallville, a 2001 television adaptation of Superman.

This multi-talented actor has also been featured in hit shows such as Desperate Housewives, Glee, Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, JAG, CSI: Crime Scence Investigation, CSI: Miami, Walker: Texas Ranger, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Rosanna Arquette (Bethany Jones)

Rosanna Arquette is Caleb's mother, Bethany Jones, who is desperately working two jobs to make ends meet, battling alcoholism, and trying to connect with her emotionally distant son.

Arquette, who is most known for her roles in Pulp Fiction and The Whole Nine Yards, first gained notice in the 1982 made-for-TV movie, The Executioner's Song, playing Gary Gilmore's wild girlfriend. She starred in Desperately Seeking Susan alongside pop singer Madonna, for which she won a British Academy Film Television Award (BAFTA). Growing up in a family of actors, whether it's David, Patricia, or any of her other siblings, the Arquettes are no stranger to fame, accolades, and the importance of good story-telling.

In recent years, Arquette has expanded into directing and producing, including the documentaries Searching for Debra Winger and All We're Saying.

Sean Michael Afable (Joey)

Sean Michael Afable is Joey, an amateur cameraman who befriends Caleb and pushes him to realize his potential.

At the young age of six, Afable's parents noticed his outgoing spirit and started him in acting classes. It didn't take long for Afable to land his first roles in Burger King and Chuck E. Cheese commericials. He has since appeared in several Disney and Nickelodean shows. Most notably, Afable starred as Dylan in Akeela and the Bee. Afable is an active member of his church and dedicates countless hours to local charities that better the lives of abused, negelected, and at-risk youth, as well as the prevention of hunger and world disease.

Jason Dundas (Ryder)

Jason also appeared alongside Matthew McConaughy and Kate Hudson in the 2008 romantic adventure Fools Gold, and has appeared in the acclaimed Australian television drama Sea Patrol. Currently, Jason is the new co-host of Vh1's program Big Morning Buzz Live, which airs weekdays, around America, live from New York's Times Square and delivers the latest in entertainment and pop culture news.

Corey Sorenson (Stupack)

Corey Sorenson is Stupack, an architect who helps Jack realize that there is more to life than making money and working.

Sorenson received his MFA from Temple University where his early film work included roles in Head Space and The Push. Some of his television work has included roles on Law & Order: SVU, Numb3rs, NCIS, The Wire, and Rescue Me. He also wrote and starred in the highly celebrated series The Circuit. Additionally, Sorenson has appeared in more than 50 plays across the U.S., from the classics to experimental work and everything in between, including productions at The Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, and the New Group.

Christopher Michael (Ralf)

Christopher Michael has appeared in numerous film and television roles over a 30 plus year career. His film credits include Heartbreak Ridge starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. Fools Rush In, Posse and The Cable Guy. His Television credits include an 11 year run on 7th Heaven as Sgt./Det./Capt./Police Chief Michaels.

Christian Hosoi (Skateboarder)

Christian Hosoi is one of the most influential skateboarders in history. In 2009, he was awarded the Transworld Legend Award, cementing his reputation as one of the best. In the 1980's, he was one of the top vertical ramp skaters and competed regularly against other pro-skaters like Tony Hawk. After being incarcerated for drug possession, Hosoi turned his life around and, with his wife and father-in-law's support, became a Christian. He is now an ordained pastor at The Sanctuary Church in Huntington Beach, CA. Hosoi was the subject of the 2006 documentary film Rising Son -- The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi that detailed his initial success, drug addiction, and conversion to Christianity.

Brian Sumner (Skateboarder)

Brian Sumner is a professional skateboarder from Liverpool, England. He started skating at 13 years old. After achieving success in England, he eventually visited and moved to America around 16 years of age. Sumner rode for Tony Hawk's company, Birdhouse, and was part of world tours. Having his own boards, shoe deals, and clothing line was a dream realized for Sumner.

Through life changing experiences, Sumner eventually became a devout Christian. Today he rides for different sponsors, some founded as a way to spread Jesus' message. Brian is involved with outreach programs and is also a Deacon at The Sanctuary Church. He currently resides in Huntington Beach, CA.

Crew Biographies

Johnny Remo (Director/Co-Writer/Producer)

Johnny Remo started his career as an actor in stage, TV, and films, including the award-winning play Just Roommates, which he also wrote. He had recurring roles on the Emmy award-winning daytime shows, One Life to Live and All My Children. A notable feature film acting credit includes Steven Spielberg's Innerspace starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.

After his acting career, Johnny established his production company SkipStone Pictures, where he produced A Letter to Dad, Cutback, and Hardflip. All have been awarded 5 Doves from The Dove Foundation. Cutback and Hardflip have won the "Audience Choice Award" for Best Feature at the San Diego Christian Film Festival in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Daniel Backman (Co-Writer)

Originally a journalist, Daniel learned early on about the authority of the written word. He has written a diverse number of short stories and screenplays, ranging from comedy to compelling narratives of social injustice. His talents in storytelling have led him to film production, where he has now worked on both sides of the camera studying the many nuances of filmmaking.

In 2009, Daniel teamed up with Johnny Remo, working on the feature film, Cutback. Together, Daniel and Johnny wish to create relevant, thought provoking work. Daniel finds inspiration through his faith in God and his family.

Allan Camaisa (Executive Producer)

Allan Camaisa is a serial enterpreneuer who started several Tech companies and sold them to public companies. High Technology Solutions Inc. and Anakam Inc. were all INC 500 companies and grew to 50M in revenues. He was awarded the Ernst and Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in the Internet/Sofware Category.

He founded Risen Media to provide funding for independent faith-based and family-friendly movies. Risen Media recently backed movies such as Soul Surfer, Knots, The Sorrow, and Hardflip. Risen Media also assists in distribution of movies and publishes Risen Magazine. Allan graduated from the US Naval Academy and spent 7 years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Persian Gulf. He graduated from the Harvard Business School OPM Program.

Brian "Head" Welch (Original Songs by)

Brian "Head" Welch is the former guitarist and co-founder of the band KORN. Formed in 1993, the Grammy award-winning group has sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and nearly a dozen releases have peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200.

However, after becoming a Christian, Welch left the band in 2005 to focus on life as a father and pursue his own solo career. His single, "Paralyzed" is featured in a crucial Hardflip scene between Rosanna Arquette and Randy Wayne.

 

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