First Trailer for Justin Tipping's Indie Film 'Kicks' About Stolen Shoes
They aren't just shoes. Focus Features has debuted a trailer for a film called Kicks, from director Justin Tipping about a teen from the Bay Area whose favorite pair of shoes get stolen and he decides to embark on a mission to retrieve them. Newcomer Jahking Guillory stars as Brandon, the teen who leads the mission, with a cast including Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali and Molly Shaiken. The film originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, where it won Best Cinematography - you can see why from this footage. This looks pretty damn good, I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it until now, but thanks to a great trailer it's now on my radar. Check it out below.
When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon (Jahking Guillory) and his best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers. Featuring a soundtrack packed with hip-hop classics, Justin Tipping's debut feature is an urban coming-of-age tale told with grit, humor -- and surprising lyricism. Kicks is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Justin Tipping, making his feature debut after a few shorts previously. The screenplay is by Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Focus Features will release Kicks in select theaters starting September 9th this fall. Visit the official site for info. Thoughts?