The Motivation
1Jun The Motivation
Sean
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Sean Malto, 23

“The Reigning Champ”

Sean Malto was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and is now living in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2011, he fought his way to the top at the Street League Championships as a last second addition after another competitor was injured. Malto was crowned the winner with an incredible 100% consistency. Malto will be looking to defend his championship in The Motivation.

Sponsors: Nike, Girl Skateboards, Go Pro

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IMPRESSIVE… The competition is EXHILARATING.

— Sports Illustrated

The documentary tracks EIGHT OF THE WORLD’S BEST SKATEBOARDERS …their pressures and catalysts for entering into competition.

— Rolling Stone

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— Complex
Nyjah
14Jul Nyjah
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Nyjah Huston, 17

“The Prodigy”

The favorite going into Street League, Nyjah Huston, hails from Davis, California. Nyjah is a name that needs almost no introduction, having won more money than any other skateboarder in history the question still begs, “Who can beat Nyjah Huston?”

Sponsors: Monster, DC Shoes, Element Skateboards

Paul
1Jul Paul
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Paul Rodriguez, 28

“The Professional”

Paul Rodriguez was born in Tarzana, California. With respect from all the pros and legions of fans across the globe, he is undoubtedly the most popular skateboarder in the competition. Coming off a win at the last Street League Championship qualifier, he is a high contender to knock Nyjah off his throne.

Sponsors: Mountain Dew, Nike, Target, AT&T

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6Oct Bastien
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Bastien Salabanzi, 27

“The Comeback Kid”

As the winner of the European Selection process, Street League welcomed Bastien Salabanzi as the final pro added for the 2012 tour. Bastien is the most mysterious skater of the bunch, rarely doing interviews and keeping a low profile in his hometown of Bordeaux, France. He has the most to gain from a Championship trophy.

Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink

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Rob
12Jul Rob
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Rob Dyrdek, 38

“The Founder”

A true “Willy Wonka,” Rob Dyrdek is the founder of Street League. He is an American icon, pro-skater, entrepreneur, reality TV star of MTV’s Rob & Big and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and has set 21 Guinness World Records (19 in skating and 2 in eating).

Sponsors: Monster, DC Shoes / Partnerships: Chevrolet, ESPN, MTV, TAG Body Spray

Luan
14Jul Luan
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Luan Oliveira, 22

“The Artist”

This Brazilian skater from Porto Alegre is the most exciting and energetic skater of the bunch. Luan’s tough upbringing and unbelievable rise to the top make him an underdog crowd favorite.

Sponsors: Nike, Flip Skateboards

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Chris
14Jul Chris
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Chris Cole, 30

“The Veteran”

Chris Cole is from Langhorne, Pennsylvania and grew up skating in the streets of Philly. He is the oldest skater in the competition and a true family man with his supportive wife/manager, Red, and two children. Cole is always nipping at the heels of the other finals contestants and it’s only a matter of time before he claims his first victory.

Sponsors Monster, DC Shoes, Zero Skateboards

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Eight of the world’s best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges—family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles—for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world.

The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today.

Tribeca Film Festival

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Screenings

Date City Info
Tribeca Film Festival+

April 24, 2013
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New York City, NY World Premiere

Newport Beach Film Festival+

May 1, 2013
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Newport Beach, CA West Coast Premiere

Reign Skateshop+

May 24, 2013 Fairless Hills, PA Special Screening Presented by Chris Cole

La Paloma Theater+

June 4, 2013 San Diego, CA 471 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Cinemaworld+

June 23, 2013 Melbourne, FL 4345 West New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904

Ramp 48+

June 29, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL Fan-Request Screening

Street League Portland+

July 14, 2013 Portland, OR Special Sneak Preview

Camp Woodward West+

July 25, 2013
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Tahoe, CA

Alamo Drafthouse w/ the Austin Film Society+

July 25, 2013
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Austin, TX 2700 W. Anderson Ln
Austin, TX

Center Phi Sneak Preview+

Friday, August 2, 2013 – 7:30pm
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Montréal, QC, Canada Sneak preview
1 night only!

Epic Indoor Skatepark+

Friday, August 16, 2013 – 9:00pm
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1104 Tinker Rd, Rocklin, CA Tickets $10 at the door
Win a Nyjah Huston signed Deck!

BAM's Skateboarding Is Not a Crime Film Series+

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
4:30pm & 9:30pm
Check Listings
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Playing back-to-back with
Dogtown and Z-Boys

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Chaz
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Chaz Ortiz, 18

“The Young Gun”

A pro since age 13, Chicagoan Chaz Ortiz entered the skateboard scene at only 8. He is known for his consistency of tricks and always places near the top, but is still looking for his first medal.

Sponsors: Gatorade, Zoo York Skateboards

Ryan
14Jul Ryan
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Ryan Sheckler, 23

“The Star”

Hailing from San Clemente, California, Ryan Sheckler achieved crossover fame in 2007 via his own MTV reality show Life of Ryan. Since then, Ryan has been loyal to skateboarding, continued winning contests, and received consistent coverage in magazines. The female-fan favorite, Ryan is a force to be reckoned with who always “goes big” on the course.

Sponsors: Red Bull, Etnies, Plan B Skateboards, Go Pro, Oakley, Nixon Watches