Humanity Stoked is a beautiful non-profit documentary. Every person working on the film does so as a volunteer because we believe in the mission of inspiring people to affect positive change.
No film of this size and scope has ever been made before without anyone being paid for their services. The Producer/Director, DP’s Cinematographers, Gaffers, Sound Mixers, Animators, Musicians, Artists, etc… all work for free.
Still, travel expenses alone and related expenses add up pretty quickly. We’ve filmed over 90 hour-long interviews on location in 4 countries and 15 US states over three years. We have ZERO financial backing.
We are a 501c3 and need your tax-deductible support to ensure we can finish. We wrapped production in February of 2020 and need only to finish post-production…We’re almost there!
Humanity Stoked is a documentary featuring a multitude of world-renowned skateboarders and other life-long skaters that are also scientists, artists, musicians, politicians, activists, philanthropists and educators by profession. While many of the subjects are known for their skateboarding prowess and are leaders in their respective fields, the film focuses on what we can learn from their unique experiences and surprising insights. Their perspectives on the many social, environmental, and political issues that face humanity have been shaped by their life-long love of skateboarding.
The film reveals ways in which we can peacefully, openly, and intelligently advance humanity into the future. The conversations focus on issues such as human rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, what we teach children about fear, environmental protection, giving back, the value of science, art and music in education and to society, drug addiction and recovery, mental health, and more. The documentary’s purpose is to encourage deeper thought and new perspectives, and to inspire people to think more empathetically and profoundly about the world around them.
Humanity Stoked was produced entirely for FREE. The film’s Producer/Director, and life-long skater, Michael Ien Cohen, and his entire crew have refused all salary. As result, 100% of the revenue is being donated to charity to affect positive and long-lasting change in the lives of children and young adults, specifically in low socio-economic areas.
This film is a mission of love and everyone involved is in it to inspire positive change in the world.