The 2019 Oceanside Intl Film Festival is proud to present the San Diego Premiere of a film chronicling one of skate cultures most iconic figures, Tony Alva in Vans’ The Tony Alva Story, Written & Directed by Rick Charnoski & Coan “Buddy” Nichols of Six Stair Productions. Skateboarding did not start out as a rebellious, anti-authority lifestyle activity. One of the key figures in the early evolution of skateboarding from a wholesome, contest based “sport” into the freewheeling art form that it is today was Tony Alva. Alva is considered by many to be the godfather of modern-day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.


Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles Alva’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to super-stardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

The Cast includes; Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso, Steve Olson, Shepard Fairy, Gus Van Sant, Josh Brolin, Jeff Ament, Glen E Friedman, Robert Trujillo, Brad Bowman, Pete Ziehnder, Jeff Ho, Stacey Peralta. Music Score: Josh Landau & Eliminator. Please join us on Saturday, August 10th at 4:15PM for the San Diego Premiere of this unforgettable documentary event.