No More Heroes / by craig levers

Andrew Moore’s seminal documentary film about the birth of skateboarding in NZ, No More Heroes, premiered again last Sunday night at the Pt Chev Raza to a packed house...wait, what, how can a movie have 2 premiers!? 

In 2006 the movie was a part of the NZ Film Festival, it was cut to a soundtrack that was only licensed for those showings. Andrew hit a massive hurdle, in fact a deal breaker; to get all the music licensed for a general release was going to cost 100’s of thousands. The film got shelved for a couple of years because it was just too hard. It looked like No More Heroes may just have become a lonely folder on a forgotten hard-drive.  

 The Pt Chev Raza was packed 

The Pt Chev Raza was packed 

Enter my partner in crime- the gorgeous Ms Ange Jolly, somehow she caught wind of the film and decided Andrew was getting her help. Together Andrew and Ange went through the crowd funding process and with the amazing support of Flying Nun Records Andrew has been able re-edit No More Heroes to a banging all Kiwi music soundtrack. 

 Andrew re-presenting seminal NZ Skate movie No More Heroes 

Andrew re-presenting seminal NZ Skate movie No More Heroes 

In true grass roots style, as mentioned, the new premiere was at the Pt Chev Razza, sounds weird, but the venue is actually massive. Over 250 people packed the place, there was literally standing room only- filled to [over] capacity. Many of the participants/interviewees in the docco were there- the evening was a who is who of NZ Skateboarding roots.

Later this week I’ll be interviewing Andy for the next issue of Damaged Goods Magazine- I’m stoked his hard work is now getting the credit it deserves. And what about the actual movie? If you owned a Moonskate, a Trax, a Caster or ever had a roll at Skatopia [RIP] or New Lynn, then quite simply, you need to own this film- it is brilliant. It’ll be on i-Tunes in a few weeks. But in the meantime you can get up-dates on the No More Heroes Facebook page HERE