Nick Broms: What's The Rush?

2X Downhill Skateboarding Jr World Champion Nick Broms takes us on a thrilling journey along the coast of California in preparation of his most gnarly ride yet. 70MPH down steep highway roads on nothing but a plank of wood and some wheels is just another day for this 18-year-old. We were fortunate enough to capture every second of this journey: his preparations for each run, how he deals with certain obstacles (weather, authorities, traffic), his raw fear of death/severe injury, his relationships within the downhill community, and most importantly we got to know Nick for the kind, thoughtful, passionate young man he is.

  • Donovan Griffin
    Director
  • Troy Takaki
    Editors
    Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, Netflix's Series "You"
  • Piper Kroeze
    Editors
    God Friended Me
  • Katheryn Rupert
    Editors
    Mr. Mercedes, Big Shot
  • Kelly Soll
    Editors
  • Jen Rosenthal
    Editors
  • Donovan Griffin
    Producer
  • Nick Broms
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Malibu Film Festival
    Malibu, CA
    United States
    Best Action Sports Documentary
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 17, 2022
    World
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    Online
    United States
    Best Music in a Feature Film
Director Biography - Donovan Griffin

Film captivates me like nothing else ever has. Whether it be gaining experience on CNN’s “The Movies”, ESPN’s “College Football 150”, NBC’s “The Witnesses”, History Channel’s “Cola Wars”, or creating influential short films or eccentric music videos, I put my heart and soul into every project I take on.
My goal in life is to create content that inspires individuals to go out and pursue their passion, make a change, a difference in this world.

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Director Statement

18-year-old "Nick Broms" journeys to teach us all that anything you set your mind to is possible... even if that means going 80MPH on a skateboard down a highway road.

We are able to get a glimpse into the mindset of this 2X Jr World Champion as he prepares himself for the most terrifying ride of his life.

This film is raw. Nothing you see is staged. We kept it a small crew and instead of avoiding seeing the crew and how the making of this Doc impacted Nick, we emphasized those moments.

This film was made to inspire those with "unreachable" dreams. It was made to give light to all the kind people in the downhill skateboarding community and promote this niche sport world-wide. It was made out of love and passion.