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Shaw Boyz

In the midst of gentrification, police brutality, and community efforts to rebuild after the 80's crack epidemic - young Black and Latinx skaters created a safe space in DC's first public skate park. This is their story.

  • Paul A Notice II
  • Paul A Notice II
  • Joshua Lopez
  • Jordan Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Paul A Notice II

Paul Notice (Georgetown ’09, NYU ’11) has worked over 9 years as an actor, writer and producer in New York City. From his performance in the 2010 GLAAD Award Winning play “She Like Girls” (Working Man’s Clothes) and his written work like the Loraine Hansberry Award-Nominated “Leaves, Trees, Forest”(MPAACT), to his most recent NY Emmy Award-Winning documentary, “Broken Windows”(Elite Daily). He’s currently working on a Louis Armstrong documentary commissioned by Queens Library, as well as a DC Dept of Parks & Recreation commissioned documentary following the lives Black skateboarders, called “ShawBoyz.” For more info, please contact him at Paul@TheNoticeBlog.com, or visit www.thenoticeblog.com

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Director Statement

In this piece, I combined aspects of abstract storytelling and signfiers of Blackness and DC culture to convey an almost fever-dream like approach to documentary filmmaking.