Teaser Trailer for Indie Film 'The Land' Directed by Steven Caple Jr.

May 6, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Land Trailer

"Do you even care about your future?" IFC Films has debuted a great teaser trailer for a film called The Land, which originally premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The film is about four teean "buddies" Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboarding around the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. They find a bag of pills and think it might be their ticket to glory, that is until they encounter the "cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin, 'Momma,' who runs the toughest gang in town." The cast features Erykah Badu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Machine Gun Kelly, & Kim Coates. This actually looks like it might be pretty damn good. Check this out.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Steven Caple Jr.'s The Land, direct from IFC's YouTube:

The Land tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. When they get caught in the web of a local drug queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is put to the test. The Land is both written and directed by American filmmaker Steven Caple Jr., making his feature directorial debut after producing "Class", and also directing a few shorts previously. The film is executive produced by Nas, starring Machine Gun Kelly and Erykah Badu. First premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year in the NeXT category. IFC Films will release Caple Jr.'s The Land in select theaters + VOD starting on July 29th this year. Anyone interested?

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  • Sounds interesting. Shaky camera is smartly used. Cinematography is sometimes inconsistent, but that is maybe on purpose. Let's hope it will not drag out too much on "teens doing teen stuff" and focus more on the drama.
  • I can't see the outcome of this being them just skating everyday and being happy. It's funny how in the 80's there was loads of movies that made fun of getting an education and now people are dumber than ever. I suppose the instant financial benefits of selling drugs is something that is hard to compete with, working for less than minimum wage.




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