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Waiting For Lightning


From the producers of "Step Into Liquid", comes "Waiting For Lightning", the story of Danny Way, a young boy from a broken home in Vista, CA, whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him and his creation, a ramp of prodigious and dangerous proportions, across many cultural and ideological boundaries to attempt the impossible: jump China’s Great Wall on a skateboard. It’s a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the betrayals of family, and how high and far dreams can fly.


Director(s): Jacob Rosenberg

Executive Producer(s): Mouse McCoy, Scott Waugh

Producer(s): Hana Ripperger-Suhler, Jacob Rosenberg, Max Leitman

Screenwriter(s): Bret Anthony Johnston

Cinematographer: Michael Svitak

Editor(s): Carol Martori

Music: Nathan Furst

Additional Credits: Producer: Darryl Franklin, Executive Producer: Jay Pollak, Michael Mailis, Ray Ibe, Art Director: Yogi Proctor, Assistant Editor: Rommel Mendoza

Director Bio


Jacob Rosenberg developed his passion for video and film as a skateboarder in the early 1990’s, making acclaimed videos for Plan B Skateboards. Upon his graduation from Emerson College, Rosenberg began his career directing music videos, commercials and short films. "Waiting For Lightning" is his first feature film.


Public Film Contact

Max Leitman
Bandito Brothers
3115 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles


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