I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Some of you may asking: who is Asher Bradshaw? Perhaps you’ve seen the videos circling on the internet of the 6-year-old skateboarder who can bust out the best moves and tricks. His videos went viral and he quickly became a skateboard sensation.
SHReD: THE STORY OF ASHER BRADSHAW is an inspiration documentary about the kid himself and his dream to become the world’s youngest sponsored skateboarder. Like some of the many great docs this year, the film is more than just following around Bradshaw as he shows off his skills on a board. We also see him go through family struggles– how his father fights to support his family while doing everything he can to make sure his son’s dreams come true.
The film also includes great footage and insightful interviews with some of skateboard’s most iconic riders, such as Tony Alva, Skip Engblom (founder of the Zephyr Skate Team/Dogtown and ZBoys) and more.
Produced by Wilmer Valderrama (THAT 70s SHOW, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), SHReD hits all on online platforms, VOD, and DVD this Tuesday, July 14th. But you can get very own copy by emailing us your most treasured skateboard story. Winners will be selected and notified by the end of the week!
Don’t miss out on the doc that will slap a big, fat goofy smile on your face.
How to win:
Email us at email@example.com (subject line “Fresh Fiction Contest – SHRed“) and tell us your most treasured skateboard story/experience by Friday, July 17th, at 12:00 p.m.
Distribution Company: Vegababy Releasing
VOD & DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015
Directed by: Kathy Herndl
Produced by: Wilmer Valderrama
Starring: Asher Bradshaw, Tony Alva and Skip Engblom
Running Time: 98 minutes