Lost In Carranza


In the night of October 12th, 2015, Pablo Carranza falls back into hard drugs despite his sobriety and battle against years of addiction. Alone in his apartment, filled with regret and guilt, he decides to confess by leaving a final voice message for his first love.
At the age of 18, Pablo was regarded as one of the top skateboarders of his generation. Soon, he made the front cover of magazines and all the sponsors were after him. Thrasher and Deluxe Distribution took him under their wing. The future looked bright, with a brilliant career ahead of him. But one day, things changed dramatically. Pablo was arrested for theft and assault with a knife on a security guard, and put in jail. When his sponsors got the news, they fired him. He came out of jail a few months later and decided to give up skateboarding for graffiti. Slowly, he was taking the road to hell in the streets of San Francisco, not aware that he was losing his soul into drugs...

Today, ten years later, Pablo is a better man. He is sober, stronger and unstoppable. He is determined to win his sponsors back. He is starting a new chapter of his life and agreed to talk about his past experience, his addictions and his old demons.

This documentary is a thoughtful portrait on one of the most intriguing personalities skateboarding has produced. In an unprecedented interview Pablo shares his plight, his inspiration and what led him to lead such a positive change in lifestyle.

Director's note:

This film, true to life, depicts the story of Pablo Carranza, a young skater from the ghetto, lost and cut off from a system where everything goes too fast for the most vulnerable of us. Struggling in life and prisoner of his own environment, we follow him finding refuge in solitude, religion and hard drugs, anything that could give him the strength to face the harshness of a relentless daily struggle. Through this story of addiction, we wanted to talk about how drugs can affect our dreams, hopes, career and our relationship with others. 

But unfortunately, every shot in this film is true and Pablo has really fallen back into hard drugs in real life during the shooting. Reality has exceeded fiction despite ourselves and it has been very complicated to finish the film thereafter.

This project is different from what we usually see, I think, because we made it from our heart. Today, Pablo is sober and now the time has come to let go of the film. It’s yours. We really hope you will like Lost In Carranza, but more importantly if this film can help some people stop doing drugs, that would be our first victory. Thank you.

Marin Troude

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