I AM THALENTE screen shot. Photo provided by: Seed & Spark
I AM THALENTE screen shot. Photo provided by: Seed & Spark

Digital VOD Release with Seed & Spark on May 13th

Natalie Johns, writer and director for I AM THALENTE, showcases a story of a young man that is homeless, and his inspirational dream of competing in worldwide skateboarding events.

I AM THALENTE will be released on digitally through Seed & Spark on May 13th, 2016 across digital platforms including iTunes, Time Warner, Comcast, Brighthouse, Cox, Verizon, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, Sony Playstation, and Xbox.
Thalente Biyela is about to turn 18 and needs to decide what to be when he ‘grows up’. Homeless since age nine, he is illiterate his opportunities are limited. At age eight, his first skateboard becomes his escape from turmoil at home, giving him a way to express himself, and access to a community of friends who become family. Skateboarding soon became the driving force in his life, providing him sanctity as he lived on the streets of Durban.

An internet video of Thalente skating reaches pro-skater Kenny Anderson who offers to take him under his wing if he makes it to America. Thalente puts his heart and soul to the test to rise above circumstance and shape his future.

Read through the synopsis provided by the production team, and watch the trailer for I AM THALENTE on YouTube.


Trailer – I AM THALENTE


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