On May 27th, 2023, history was made as N-MEN: THE UNTOLD STORY pulled the covers on a hidden part of Sacramento, and skateboarding history. Written, produced and directed by James Sweigert, this
film puts Sacramento skateboarding on the map and gives long overdue credit to the N-Men, a 1975 response to the Z-Boys from Dogtown.
Synopsis: In 1975 a diverse crew of Sacramento skateboarders met at a paved embankment underneath the I-5 freeway in Old Sacramento. They had no idea their underground movement would have a global impact on the world of skateboarding. 11 years in the making, this film gives us a raw, intimate look inside the N-Men, a Sacramento skateboard crew who have grown into an all encompassing family throughout Northern California and beyond. Several of these men and women went on to become world champion skateboarders. The film explores the N-Men’s influence on the greatest skateboarders of the past 50 years and their contribution to competitive skateboarding including creating the X-Games for ESPN and having played a part in collaborating with Tony Hawk to get skateboarding into the Olympics for the first time in 2021. Their story has never been told, until now.
The film features a treasure chest of never-before-seen footage and photos of the Northern California skate scene which the filmmaker spent a decade mining out of basements, attics and garages. The film
features voice over from actor Josh Brolin, also executive producer, and features interviews with professional skateboarders including Tony Hawk, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Stev Caballero and many more