‘Dropping In’: A Skateboarding Documentary


Check out our new documentary, made by BFI Film Academy students 2016/17, on finding yourself…in a skate park.

A young man is searching for himself and finds what he needs at the skate park…. In this emotional documentary, Nathan talks about how skateboarding stopped him getting in trouble, helped him with confidence, and drop in rather than drop out. As he tailsides across Thornbury and kick flips around Bristol, this documentary, filled with tricks, stunts and grinds, asks who are we and what can we push ourselves to do.


Carys Anderson-Jones, Nathan Neal – Directors
Imole Ogunade, Ruby Barnes – Producers
Robbie Tyler, Carys Anderson-Jones – Cinematographers
Patch de Salis – Sound Recordist and Composer
Robbie Tyler, Patch de Salis Editors
Nathan Neal – Contributor
Michael Jenkins – Production Mentor
Bex Rose and Jon Aitken – Editing Mentor

This short documentary was made by young people on the BFI Film Academy programme delivered by Watershed.

The BFI Film Academy Bristol identifies and nurtures young talent (16-19-year-olds) so they have the skills and knowledge to thrive in the film industry.


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