Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles - for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world. The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today.
What makes a champion.
Did You Know?
This was Chris Cole's 11th Street League competition. See more
It's hard. It's really hard to stay in a mode to fully get into a contest, and win, and be in a physical place where you can win. I've got to wake up at 6am, get the kids fed, and like ready to go to school. We have our whole routine. It's really quick to just get pulled out by like, you know, the undertow of life. I've definitely been so busy that I've not skated for like a full week. At times I wish that I could just not deal with anything and just deal with skateboarding. Just like you would...