Thirteen year old Carpenter is trying hard to fit in but isn't jaded enough to be accepted by the skaters. When his kid sister falls ill and his single mom calls off the family vacation, he must decide whether to sit it out or go it alone.

  • Joshua Provost
  • Joshua Provost
  • Joshua Provost
  • Casey Likes
    Key Cast
  • Cara Alvey
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Phoenix Film Festival
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    March 28, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    April 15, 2015
    Tucson Premiere
  • Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival
    Jerome, AZ, USA
    September 4, 2015
  • Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
    Grenada, Mississippi, USA
    October 3, 2015
  • Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth
    New Delhi, India
    December 23, 2015
    International Premiere
  • Tulane University Film & Arts Festival
    New Orleans, LA, USA
    February 13, 2016
  • Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition
    Arivaca, AZ, USA
    March 5, 2016
  • BUFF International Children and Young People’s Film Festival
    Malmö, Sweden
    March 15, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Indiana Short Film Festival
    Danville, Indiana
    United States
    October 8, 2016
    Midwestern Premiere
Director Biography - Joshua Provost

Joshua J. Provost is an award-winning cinematographer who also writes and directs on occasion. He enjoys harnessing every aspect of the visual language in service of the story.

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Director Statement

In the late 80's I came across a national skatepark directory while thumbing through the back pages of a skateboarding magazine. The first listing was this: Arizona - Thrasherland. To a kid in the Boston suburbs, this sounded like the coolest spot in the world. A far away place where everything was awesome.

Many years later (after transplanting to Arizona myself), I am proud to present the film Thrasherland, about a kid in the Phoenix suburbs longing for California. A far away place where his family was once together and happy.

The time and places may have changed, but the state of mind remains the same.