Rebel Unit

The Scars of Ali Boulala

Ali Boulala became legendary in the 90s for being the most eccentric skateboarder of his time. In 2007, Ali and teammate Shane Cross were in a tragic motorcycle accident. Both were heavily intoxicated when Ali drove into a wall with Shane on the back. Ali ended up in a coma, and Shane was killed. Today, Ali is sober after years of substance abuse. He carries the scars on his body and in his psyche, daily reminders of the accident that haunts him. Is he ready to confront his past, or are there some wounds that can't be healed?

The amount of 90s and early 2000s footage is incredible!
- Film Snob Reviews

The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, in New York 2021, and was nominated for Best International Documentary Feature at Guanajuato International Film Festival and the Free Spirit Award at Warsaw International Film Festival.

Rebel Unit did color grading, conform, delivery, in addition to upscaling old tapes to HD and 4K resolution, using cutting edge AI technology.

Director: Max Eriksson
Producer: Mario Adamson, Ashley Smith & Anita Norfolk
DOP: Jonas Embring, Ivan Blanco & Iga Mikler