ON THE CUSP | SHORT DOC

Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, has competed in numerous tournaments and been profiled in top skating magazines. He is one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, has become a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless childhood, Tommy owns a timeless joy for life and generosity of spirit that captivates all those around him. Yet, his deliberately insulated world cannot prepare him for the looming forces of change. The multiple award winning short has screened in festivals worldwide and received top honors, winning the Jury's Choice Award at the 37th Black Maria Film Festival. - DREAMPLAY MEDIA 2019.

ON THE CUSP | TRAILER

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ON THE CUSP | BEHIND THE SCENES

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Cinematography by Mike Gomes

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY BORIS IVANOV

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“A MOVING PORTRAIT”

- Black Maria Film Festival

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“BURSTING WITH A ZEST FOR LIFE”

- Reel Romp

FILM CREDITS:

Directed by Yuri Alves

Featuring Tommy Cuba

Produced by: Igor Alves, Yuri Alves
Executive Producers: Igor Alves, Yuri Alves, Mike Gomes
Associate Producers: Dan Dowding and Paul Burger
Consulting Producer: Christopher Santiago

Cinematography by Mike Gomes
Original Music by Boris Ivanov
Featuring Additional Music by Randy Haze Trio
Edited by Caroline Sincaruk

Camera Operators: Mike Gomes, Yuri Alves
1st Assistant Camera: Marco Penajoia
2nd Assistant Camera: Caroline Sincaruk
Gaffer: Gabriel Kurzlop
Sound: Victor Buitrago
Additional Editing by Dan Dowding, Yuri Alves
Colorist: Alex MacLean
Supervising Sound Editor / Mixer: Mert Ozcan
Production Coordinator: Li Kurzlop

Post-Production: DreamPlay Productions
Graphic Design: Rochelle Anne Bernal
Post Production Color Services by: Rogue
Post Production Sound Services by: The Record House

Production Company: DreamPlay Media
Supported, in part, by Newark Arts

Special thanks: Newark Office of Film and Television, Express Newark
Filmed in Newark, NJ with the RED Dragon Camera + ELITE Anamorphic Cinema Lenses

ON THE CUSP - Winner of the Jury’s Choice Award at the 37th Black Maria Film Festival 2018.

ON THE CUSP - Winner of the Jury’s Choice Award at the 37th Black Maria Film Festival 2018.