An original documentary short about the Portage Family Skate Park, located in Portage, Wisconsin.
This documentary project was filmed during the spring, summer, and fall months of 2022, during which time the construction of the final Phase Three of the skate park was underway. Interviewees shared their thoughts about the skate park, its origins, how it came to fruition, and the benefits they see for local youths and community members overall.
Directed and edited by:
Produced and sponsored by:
Portage Family Skate Park (PFSP)
Those interviewed as part of this documentary short include:
Kyle Little, Alec Beck, Andrew Tamminga, Bill Tierney, James Klinedinst, Jesse Spankowski, Dennis Locy, Katelyn Spink, Rita Briant, Ryder Radewan, Sandy & Dave Gunderson, Tim Trudell, Tylor Maynard, Nick Stockton, Leon C., Mike Charles, Rich Jacobson, Rick Dodd, Keith Klafke, Toby Monogue, and Wendy Mitchell.
The Portage Family Skatepark extends a special thanks to the many community members, organizations, businesses and individuals who donated to or supported the skate park over the years.
Key donors and organizations involved in the project include but are not limited to:
Kiwanis Club of Portage, Wisconsin
Positively Portage (Portage Area Community Charitable Trust)
Edward and June Lenz Charitable Trust
Portage United Methodist Church
Elements board shop of the Wisconsin Dells
The Skatepark Project (Tony Hawk Foundation)
GEC General Engineering Company
Grindline Skateparks, Inc.
The City of Portage
Portage Parks and Recreation Department
Portage Police and Fire Departments
For more information, visit portageskatepark.org.
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This film is dedicated to the family of Kyle Little:
"Thank you to my loving family, The Littles."
All music provided via paid subscription through Epidemic Sound.
Songs featured in this film are in order as follows:
"Bright Nights" — Van Psyke
Cool Shoes Man" — Tigerblood Jewel
"Hyena" — Tigerblood Jewel
"Deadbeat" — Tigerblood Jewel
"Cut the Mustard" — Tigerblood Jewel
"Anywhere But Here" — Easton
"Jennie" — Parellite
"Fake Reality" — Sven Karlsson
"Lights & Sound" — August Bust
"Thrills" — August Bust
"Man of the World" — Roof
"Up Higher" — Sven Karlsson
Kyle Little, President and Founder of the PFSP, resided for a time in Orlando, Florida, and has been a longtime resident of Portage, Wisconsin, along with his family members. He is a loving father, brother, and son; working man; and a visionary.
Brad Allen, who grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, worked for a year as a newspaper reporter in the Portage area in 2019 after graduating college. He currently is still employed in the journalism industry, while also working part-time in food service and is pursuing a side hustle in acting and filmmaking.
This original documentary short film was created independently by Brad Allen, with suggestions, advice and input from Kyle Little. The film was created for experience and entertainment, without gifts or monetary incentives, for the purposes of education, entertainment, general human interest, and to progress the creator's skills in filmmaking.
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