Leo Baker's "Stay on Board" Premiere Photos

STAY ON BOARD, directed by Nicola Marsh and Giovanni Reda, combines archival footage from Leo’s entire life along with beautiful clips from six years of creating the film. Masterfully pieced together by editor Sasha Perry, it tells the full story of a skater who went from a child prodigy earning money for his family's survival, to an international star stripped of his autonomy. Over the course of the film, we watch his difficult, at-times-seemingly-impossible fight to get it back. Featuring interviews with Leo’s mom, Tony Hawk, Alexis Sablone, and a ton of pro skaters, photographers and friends, the doc gives a full picture of his experience ––with insight and experiences dating back to childhood. The Director’s Guild of America in West Hollywood was packed with a diverse crowd buzzing with energy. A mix of skateboarding legends, current stars, family and friends all gathered to watch the film and show their love and support for Leo Baker. Scroll through to see who made it out. —A Klass

2020 SOTY Mason Silva and Bay Area legend Jim Thiebaud could be seen amongst the crowd waiting for the screeningStepping into the lobby, 2020 SOTY Mason Silva and Bay Area legend Jim Thiebaud could be seen among the crowd waiting for the screening. Let's see who else we got...

Giovanni Reda and Leo BakerBig night for these two, director Reda links up with star Leo Baker

Nora Vasconcellos with Giovanni RedaNora made it out too!

LA Comedian and close friend Amanda Faye Jimenez with LeoLA Comedian and close friend Amanda Faye Jimenez with Leo
 
Editor Sasha Perry and director Nicola Marsh greet eachother on the way to the stageOver in the theater we see editor Sasha Perry and director Nicola Marsh greet each other on the way to the stage

Directors Giovanni Reda and Nicola Marsh introduce the filmOfficial at the DGA

Opening credits for Stay on BoardAnd the credits roll for Stay on Board

The audience giving the film a standing ovationThe audience gives the film a standing ovation

Leo and his mom Donna share an emotional embrace after the screeningThen Leo and his mom Donna share an emotional embrace

Moderator Yance Ford introduces the guestsNow, it's time for the Q&A portion of the evening. Moderator Yance Ford introduces the guests

Giovanni Reda looks on as his codirector Nicola Marsh greets Leo Baker on stage at the DGAGiovanni Reda looks on as his co-director Nicola Marsh greets Leo Baker onto the stage

L to R Yance Ford Giovanni Reda Nicola Marsh Leo Baker Sasha Perry Alex SchmiderMeet your panel! From left to right: Yance Ford, Giovanni Reda, Nicola Marsh, Leo Baker, Sasha Perry and Alex Schmider

Leo Baker talks during the QAAn icon speaks

Producer Alex Schmider speaks during the QA while Leo Baker and Sasha Perry listenLeo and Sasha crack a smile while producer Alex Schmider answers

Giovanni Reda discusses codirecting the filmReda hops on the mic to discuss co-directing

Giovanni Reda Nicola Marsh and Leo Baker during the QAMore smiles from Leo as Nicola Marsh takes a question

Leo Baker getting the crowd to chant his moms name during the QALeo Baker gets the crowd to chant his mom's name

The QA panel. L to R Yance Ford Nicola Marsh Giovanni Reda Leo Baker Sasha Perry Alex SchmiderAnd that's the final curtain. Give it up for this incredible team

Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story is streaming on August 11th on Netflix. Watch the official trailer here to get hyped
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