On the Grind Delivers a Push for Good

Written by MCJStaff   // July 28, 2012   // 0 Comments

In 2006, Director James Cheeks III and Photographer Kevin Campbell set out to capture Long Beach’s thriving skateboard scene in the aftermath of a gang-shooting that killed one of the city’s most promising skaters. This award-winning documentary brings light to a crew of talented skaters who are elevating themselves out of poverty through skateboarding.  Special musical guest include: Braille, Ohmega Watts, Theory Hazit and many others. ON THE GRIND screenings are made possible by support from the community. If you want to host a screening, please contact: onthegrindmovie AT gmail DOT com to set up an “On The Grind” screening at your university, school, museum, church, music venue, music festival, art gallery, etc. Skateboarding isn’t some suburban sport, it’s a means of survival…






Some of the awards won are;“Best Short Documentary”

Roxbury International Film Festival 2011

“Official Selection” 

Newport Beach Film Festival 2011

“Best Documentary Short”

Mammoth Film Festival 2009





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