I’m excited to announce my short film thriller, Skateboard Bandits, just received 3 Stars from the industry’s leading online review platform, Short Films Matter. Kudos to my co-star, Anna Christensen, as well as all the other cast and crew members for their excellent work!
Click below to see the entire review, and here’s an excerpt:
Rich Tola’s low-budget thriller delivers an entertaining experience. With its engaging storyline, impressive skateboarding sequences, and solid performances, it is a film that showcases the director’s creativity and resourcefulness. While it may lack the polish of big-budget productions, it more than makes up for it with its raw energy and bohemia.
Thanks for watching, and as always, get your workout in!
Hey everyone, we just released Skateboard Bandits on YouTube and Vimeo.
It’s a 12 minute character-driven thriller about a band of skateboarders who conspire to take revenge into their own hands – the second time around – and risk life and limb to rob a bank. We filmed all 18 scenes in one day, throughout the streets of LA.
Looking forward to releasing my next short narrative, Zen Diaries: The Lockdown, coming this November.
Hey everyone, I just completed my first scripted narrative short, Skateboard Bandits, soon to be released in September.
It’s a 12 minute character-driven thriller about a band of skateboarders who take revenge into their own hands – the second time around – and risk life and limb to rob a bank.
Super excited to finish another film project on-time and on-budget. It took 90 days and cost $1000 from start to finish. For my next production, I look forward to releasing a “Boulevard Zen” short film spin-off, exactly ten years since the 2009 premiere of my first film.
Tola Talks about the uplifting and inspiring (and funny) Super Bowl commercials plus Katy Perry’s awesome show, not to mention a great football game! It’s also Movie Monday, so get the scoop on Jennifer Lopez and her sexy new thriller, The Boy Next Door. youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about Sarah Silverman, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor (RIP), Woody Allen, Cyber Monday, NFL Football, Sherlock Holmes and Michael Jackson’s best selling album of all-time, Thriller. On Movie Mondays, Rich reviews The Theory of Everythingwith Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones and talks about how anything is possible, plus gives the Get Your S#!T Together Award to all the rude and disrespectful holiday shoppers out there.
Tola Talks about Pizza Hut rebooting itself for a new generation of pizza eaters, cyber-hackers targeting the US Postal Service, comet chasing space craft aiming for a first-ever touchdown, fearless Frenchmen setting world records on a bicycle, and the three best 30 minute treks in Los Angeles. On Movie Mondays, Rich also reviews the Matthew McConaughey apocalyptic space thriller, Interstellar, plus gives the Get Your SH!T Together Award to a bovine rustler who purchased a 150 pound calf at a gas station in Southern California.
Tola Talks about Death with Dignity & physician assisted suicide, the $4 Billion spent on midterm elections & Dark Money Groups, the Windy City & blindfolded tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers, the new World Trade Center in NYC & America’s tallest building, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award to a dead whale surfing idiot in Australia. On Movie Mondays, Rich also introduces a new segment called What’s Your ATA? (Ask Tola Anything), and reviews the new Jack Gyllenhaal psycho-thriller, Nightcrawler.
Tola Talks about High School students & terror in Washington, disappearing Dads & stadium searches, NFL rookies & stupid mistakes, plus new Alcoholism applications and simple mind tricks to get the most out of your workout. On Movie Mondays, Rich and guest co-host Troy Titus-Adams also review the new Keanu Reevesaction-thriller, John Wick.
Tola Talks past life flashbacks, deadly viruses, sex clubs in NYC and the new detective-mystery novel, Detour on the Road Home. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich interviews Author Noreh Millar…who also takes us back to her version of 1942 and her latest detective-mystery novel, Detour on the Road Home. Watch weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.