Illegal Civ Shares New 'North Hollywood' Clip and Release Date

Mikey Alfred’s directorial debut stars Ryder McLaughlin, Vince Vaughn, Miranda Cosgrove and more.

Entertainment
7,397 Hypes 7 Comments

Illegal Civ has unveiled a brand new clip of Mikey Alfred‘s forthcoming directorial feature debut, North Hollywood.

The one-and-a-half-minute clip features a short but sweet interaction between Michael (Ryder McLaughlin), who is sporting a shiner, and Rachel (Miranda Cosgrove) in a grocery store, subtly presenting the dynamic of their relationship as Earl Lewis & The Channels’ “You Promised Me Love” plays in the background. The scene then switches over to a scene with Michael with his two friends, Jay (Nico Hiraga) and Adolf (Aramis Hudson), spending their afternoon in a skate park as the song plays on.

The coming-of-age tale produced by Illegal Civ, Pharrell Williams, Noah Centineo, Mimi Valdés, Malcolm Washington, Yusef Chabayta and Andrew Chennisi, and focuses on a kid who must make the tough decision of either choose his father’s dream or his own of becoming a pro skater:

NORTH HOLLYWOOD follows Michael (Ryder McLaughlin) as he tries to answer the question every high school kid faces when they graduate: What’s next? Michael’s best friends already seem to have it figured out; one is going to college, and the other is going to work, but Michael is caught somewhere in between. He’s an aspiring professional skateboarder with the talent to back it up, but his blue collar father, Oliver (Vince Vaughn), thinks it’s a pipe dream. Oliver wants Michael to either get a college degree and pursue a more conventional career, or join him in the construction business. Over the course of the film Michael is torn in multiple directions: Should he go to college or get a job? Should he chase the career of his dreams or go for the girl? Should he choose the life that his dad wants or the life that he wants?

Confronted with the uncertainty of his future—and how it might impact his friends and family—Michael takes steps to build relationships with professional skaters in an effort to forge his own path. While this decision initially deepens the rifts in Michael’s personal life, he ultimately gains the support and acceptance he needs from his loved ones—including his dad.

Set against the backdrop of the eponymous Los Angeles neighborhood, NORTH HOLLYWOOD is a humorous and poignant slice of life that brings together a cast of established actors with real professional skaters to tell an authentic and personal story.

Watch the new clip above. North Hollywood releases on demand on May 14.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are coming together for a podcast series.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Growing Pains: Illegal Civ Skates Into Adulthood in ‘NORTH HOLLYWOOD’
Entertainment

Growing Pains: Illegal Civ Skates Into Adulthood in ‘NORTH HOLLYWOOD’

Ryder McLaughlin, Aramis Hudson and Nico Hiraga speak on the challenges of growing up while staying rooted.

Watch the Opening Scene of Illegal Civ's Debut Feature Film 'NORTH HOLLYWOOD'
Entertainment

Watch the Opening Scene of Illegal Civ's Debut Feature Film 'NORTH HOLLYWOOD'

‘Workaholics’ alum Blake Anderson makes a guest appearance.

Mikey Alfred of Illegal Civ Talks About Proving His Critics Wrong With First Feature Film 'NORTH HOLLYWOOD'
Entertainment

Mikey Alfred of Illegal Civ Talks About Proving His Critics Wrong With First Feature Film 'NORTH HOLLYWOOD'

Alfred spoke to HYPEBEAST about turning his skatepark clips into a full-length movie.


Illegal Civ Releases Official Trailer for 'North Hollywood' Film
Entertainment

Illegal Civ Releases Official Trailer for 'North Hollywood' Film

The coming-of-age tale was written by Mikey Alfred, produced by Pharrell and stars Miranda Cosgrove, Vince Vaughn and Ryder McLaughlin.

'Sonic 2' Set Photo Reveals Appearance of Knuckles and Tails
Entertainment

'Sonic 2' Set Photo Reveals Appearance of Knuckles and Tails

The iconic trio is here.

Taco Bell Now Testing Plant-Based Protein "Cravetarian Taco"
Food & Beverage

Taco Bell Now Testing Plant-Based Protein "Cravetarian Taco"

Moving towards an inclusive menu.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Cali Thornhill Dewitt x HYPEBEAST, Off-White™, HUMAN MADE and more.

Research Suggests Your Brain Needs a Break Between Video Calls
Tech

Research Suggests Your Brain Needs a Break Between Video Calls

Working from home appears to be stressing out our brains. 

Chanel Loses Trademark Dispute Against Huawei Over 'Similar' Logos
Fashion

Chanel Loses Trademark Dispute Against Huawei Over 'Similar' Logos

Chanel accused Huawei’s logo of being too similar to its iconic double C’s.


Converse Chuck 70 Low "Tropical Shirt" is Beach Vacation Ready
Footwear

Converse Chuck 70 Low "Tropical Shirt" is Beach Vacation Ready

Uppers of this aloha-themed rendition are crafted from second-hand Hawaiian shirts.

Instagram's New Feature Will Help You Block Out Abusive DMs
Tech

Instagram's New Feature Will Help You Block Out Abusive DMs

It also prevents people that have been blocked from contacting you on a different account.

RIOTDIVISION Presents Its 'FRACTALIZATION' Collection for SS21
Fashion

RIOTDIVISION Presents Its 'FRACTALIZATION' Collection for SS21

The emerging Ukraine-brand relies on neutral tones to dress up its tech-heavy silhouettes.

Check Out the Nike Dunk High in "Crimson Tint"
Footwear

Check Out the Nike Dunk High in "Crimson Tint"

Essentially a high-cut iteration of the Dunk Low “Orange Pearl.”

Speake-Marin Goes Green with Dual Time Mint
Watches

Speake-Marin Goes Green with Dual Time Mint

Green might be the color of the year for watches, but this one is minty fresh.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.