I'm always on the lookout for a new and fresh look when it comes to movies. We have always tried to promote anything that is a little different than the norms. It is not to say that there is anything wrong with the tentpole titles and blockbuster films, but when you get outside of those films, you get a chance to get a fresh look at cinema and the world.
This entry I would like to introduce anyone reading or viewing our social media to Justin Tipping and his 2016 debut coming-of-age film Kicks. This film received a huge amount of buzz at Tribeca and has been on a role in the previews. It looks visually stunning and has nothing but fresh faces in it. Starring new-comers Jahking Guillory and Kofi Siriboe, the film brings some new faces to the screen who hold their own in this captivating story.
Set in the Bay Area, Tipping tells a story about a young man who saves up money to buy a pair of Jordans to elevate himself, which are taken from him, and his journey to retrieve them. The film carries a distinct visual aesthetic in a story void of adult influences.
Filmmaker Magazine sat down with Tipping a little while ago and discussed the film. He spoke on the influences of Bicycle Thief and his childhood friendship with director Ryan Coogler. More importantly, he speaks about his own story and how he was influenced to create Kicks.
Take some time to read the 5 questions from Tribeca by Filmmaker Magazine, a review from Variety, as well as the trailer below.