Paulina Jimenez, Villa Park IL resident, artist and super-mom, becomes this Chicago suburbs most passionate yet unassuming skateboarding advocate. With zero experience in municipal activism, she arms herself with the Tony Hawk Public Skatepark Development Guide and fervently rallies local skateboarders, businesses, and residents to support fundraising efforts for a new community skatepark. Episode 1 of Concrete Dreams profiles Paulina as she enthusiastically navigates the often bumpy road of Village Board meetings, funding sources, and deadlines, all in an effort to create a safe space for her son and the community to skate.

Billy and Catherine, the husband and wife owners of Evergreen Skateparks, pride themselves on being skaters who build parks for the true love of skateboarding and with the passion to do it right. Coming in at the lowest bid, Evergreen is awarded the Villa Park skatepark contract, but not without some major resistance from local unions. With fall quickly turning into winter and grant completion deadlines approaching, the Evergreen crew works swiftly and efficiently despite the challenges. Episode 2 of Concrete Dreams breaks ground on the new skatepark and follows the concrete artisans as the contours and curves begin to take shape.

Five years after the grand opening of the Villa Park skatepark, the key contributors to the project reflect on how the new park has improved the community. While the original organizers have grown up or moved on to different ventures, a new generation of park users have an equal appreciation for the safe, free and beautiful concrete sculpture that’s now a Village staple. Episode 3 is an homage to Paulina, Evergreen, and the community as we witness the results of endless hours of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Thank you!

“This series was produced with funding from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, a project of The Vocal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers.”

Nick Nummerdor

Produced by Little Cabin Films

Paulina Jimenez
Billy Coulon
Catherine Coulon
Stevie “Dread” Snyder

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Executive Producers:
Nick Nummerdor
Andrew J. Morgan
Mimi Wilcox

Camera & Sound
Nick Nummerdor
Andrew J. Morgan

Mimi Wilcox

Donny Mahlmeister

Additional Talent
Scott Mitchell
Dillon Shea
Manny Demetrius Orr
Karli Craig
Brian Anderson
Joel Anderson
Nicole Anderson
Calvin Krieg
Jasper Kahn
Jeff Syc
JoJo Jones
Matt Larson
Coop Larson
Mark Paulson
Dan Dalziel
Raymond “Doc” Hensley
Motiv8 Skateshop
Oscar Rodriguez
Darby Sutton

Mimi Wilcox

Sound Mix
Mike Koza

Andrew J. Morgan

“This series was produced with funding from the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, a project of The Vocal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers.”

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund 2017 Advisors
Ana Wright
Sarah Rubin
Sophie H. Mannaerts

Additional Footage
Ryan Ferguson – Rock4APark

“Student News Story” (2007)
Erik Kopecky

“Short Sided” Youtube series – Benihana: Calvin Krieg (2016)
“Short Sided” Youtube series – Nollie Bigspin Switch Blunt Revert: Calvin Krieg (2017)
Villa Park Skatepark Committee – A July Short Skate Film (2009)
VP: July 2010 – A Short Skate Film
Brett Novak –

“Out of Focus” 1990
Alva Skateboards –

“Pepsi Refresh Video Intro” (2011) –

Archival Photos
Villa Park Skatepark Committee
Evergreen Skateparks
Paulina Jimenez

Assistant Editing
John Fecile
Nick Nummerdor
Matt Lauterbach
Fielden Nelson

Nick Nummerdor
Mimi Wilcox

Arlen Parsa
Ryan Sarnowski
Fielden Nelson
Matt Lauterbach
Karli Nelson

Evergreen Skateparks
Billy Coulon
Catherine Coulon
Jasper Kahn
Tavita Scanlan
Peter Gunn
Aaron Rawling
Bill Weiss
Noot, Mudd, Hayla, & Jake

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