Skate Dreams


Solo sports are highly competitive in nature, especially those that join the ranks of the Olympics. Jessica Edwards’s Skate Dreams is a refreshing take on the collaborative, community-driven nature of women’s skateboarding, while doubling down on the style, creativity, and resilience needed to not just thrive but kick ass in this sport. Playfully approaching a Thrasheresque vibe, complete with gnarly opening credits and a killer soundtrack, Skate Dreams effectively presents the trajectory of women’s skateboarding, from Cara-Beth Burnside and Mimi Knoop’s early-era drop ins, carves, and kickflips to the X Games and today’s globe-wide all-female street and transition crews. Focusing on three current skateboardersNicole Hause and Nora Vasconcellos, as they navigate their prime with a relentless pursuit of new tricks and savvy partnerships (with Nike and Adidas), and Chansangva “Tin” Kouv, as she finds her footing on deck as an activist and educator using skateboarding for social change in Cambodiathis film makes you want to grab your board and cruise!  WFM  


Filmmaker Q&A available

Closed captioning available

This film is only available to viewers in the United States


Jessica Edwards


Erin Owens, Jessica Edwards

Executive Producers

Gary Hustwit, Bowie Barnett-Zunino, Jeff Barnett-Zunino, Molly Gochman, Michael Armilio


Maya Tippett


Jenni Morello

Release Year


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United States, Japan, Cambodia

Run Time

83 minutes