September 1, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — After almost 30 years since the last real BMX movie, “RAD” (1986), comes “Heroes of Dirt” directed by Eric Bugbee, a former BMX biker himself.
“Heroes of Dirt” focuses on a passionate BMX dirt jumper, Phin Cooper played by Joel Moody, who wants nothing in life but to attain fame in his sport and get paid doing it.
After missing out on a competition when he lands in jail for unpaid citations, he is court-ordered for community service and reluctantly mentors one of the toughest boys, Blue Espinosa (Will Martinez).
As Phin leads the troubled teen on exciting adventures of riding dirt trails, big jumps and cityscapes, Blue becomes more than an obligation – an unlikely friend whose secret world of drug trafficking threatens Phin’s ultimate dream.
Featuring some of the best stunts in dirt jumping by legendary pros and hardcore locals in the sport, Heroes of Dirt is more than adrenaline rush.
It embarks on an unforgettable journey into real significance, and the price it takes to get there.