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With its solid 10 track album structure, SXSW Best Documentary Feature & Best Cinematography winner Dragonslayer lets us vicariously live in the world of Fullerton skater Josh Sandoval – or ‘Screech’ to those who know him – as he skates pools and battles with the balance between new fatherhood and teen freedom. I spoke to director Tristan Patterson about finding compelling stories where you least expect them.

Dragonslayer (2011)

Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father in Fullerton, California, has to come to terms with the fact that it’s time to grow up and be responsible for his son and family.

It was actually a relief to say […] I don’t have to worry about what the story of this movie is gonna be, I have to worry about how I’m gonna authentically capture his story.

2 Responses to DN SXSW2011: Dragonslayer – Tristan Patterson

  1. Joel says:

    DRAGONSLAYER – About a twenty-something year old guy who skates and gets wasted and has his poor son in the film when he doesn’t support the boy at all. So they say he is struggling through life living in a tent when that is not the case at all. The movie just makes no sense and should not be supported any further, its a fake film showing some dead beat “father” and his uninteresting girlfriend. This is no struggle ladies and gentlemen, just a douche trying to get people to feel sorry for him. I despise people like him, so don’t support this film as it will go towards his next fix

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