Starting on November 4th, Tristan Patterson's documentary chronicling the crazy life of Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, 23 year old skate punk and street surfer extraordinaire, will be getting a limited US run beginning at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The soundtrack, issued by
Kemado and Mexican Summer is an appropriately West Coast affair for the California native Sandoval, and features tracks by , Best Coast Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Pack, and Real Estate- who most recently covered "Barely Legal" on the Strokes' tribute album that came out this past summer.
Patterson had this to say regarding his first encounter with Skreech: "I met Skreech at a party in an abandoned airfield off the I-10 in Chino, California right after our country's economic collapse," director Tristan Patterson said of his subject in a statement. "He had a lime-green mohawk and was wearing a matching Screamers T-shirt in honour of the L.A. punk band that never recorded an album. He looked malnourished and lost, and claimed he was on five tabs of acid. It was impossible to talk to him; his head was lost in the clouds. Then I saw him skate." Above is a short video of Sandoval tearing it up, backing up at least one aspect of the movie summary which promises to "take the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of lost youth, broken homes and abandoned swimming pools". The soundtrack doesn't have a release date up yet, but the full list is available now- and if you're on the West coast, in Texas, or near New York, then be sure to try and catch the documentary, which took home the Grand Jury Prize at last year's SXSW. Dragonslayer: 1. Jacuzzi Boys - "Freakazoids" 2. Children - "Subterranean Cities" 3. Thee Oh Sees - "Rainbow"4. Death - "Rock N Roll Victim" 5. The Soft Pack - "Move Along" 6. Best Coast - "Summer Mood" 7. Eddy Current and the Suppression Ring - "Hey Mum" 8. Real Estate - "Basement" 9. Little Girls - "What We Did" 10. Golden Triangle - "Prize Fighter" 11. Thee Oh Sees - "Meat Step Lively" 12. Thee Oh Sees - "This Dreadful Heart" 13. Saviours - "Into Abaddon" 14. Bipolar Bear - "Old Guts" 15. Dungen - "Panda" Dragonslayer screening dates: 10/7, 10/9 Vancouver, B.C. - Empire Granville 7 Theatre 11/4-10 New York, NY - Cinema Village 11/11-17 Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Independent 11/18-24 San Francisco, CA - Roxie Cinema 11/18-24 Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre 12/2-8 Portland, OR - Tbc 12/2-8 Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum 12/2-8 Bellingham, WA - Pickford Film Center And finally, the trailer for Dragonslayer itself, which is weirdly reminiscent of those Levi's Go Forth ads.
DRAGONSLAYER (2011) OFFICIAL TRAILER from Animals of Combat on Vimeo.