Indie Documentary to Roll Through Wrentham Next Week
The documentary named Backstreet Atlas, will tell the story of two friends who will travel to New York City from Boston via their skateboards.
It may not be the big Hollywood movie staring Kate Winslet that found it’s way to Mansfield in June, but some independent film makers will be shooting scenes for a documentary this August.
The movie, named Backstreet Atlas, tells the tale of two friends, Adam Abada from New York City and Zach Baker from Boston who take on the challenge on skateboarding from the capital of the Commonwealth all the way down to New York City.
“Adam is filming what will become a documentary about the journey, with a strong focus on the local culture and towns that they encounter along the way,” Producer Reed Alder told Patch in an email.
Starting in Roxbury, the skaters will make their way through local towns such as Walpole, Wrentham, Plainville, North Attleboro, and Attleboro before heading through Rhode Island and Connecticut en route to their final destination. The skateboarders are planning to make it to Wrentham on the evening of August 1 before leaving the next morning.
To help fund the movie, the filmmaker have set up a Kickstarter account for donations. The site, which helps small projects obtain funding, allows users to donate to a cause or project by making a contribution at the project’s page. According to the site, the project has raised $3,567 and is closing in on the goal of $4,200 as of the evening of July 26 with a deadline of August 1 at 10 a.m. to obtain full funding.