Beautiful Losers (2008): Celebrating Cultural Movement

“Beautiful Losers” celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation.

In the early 1990s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little New York City storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led.

Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, “Beautiful Losers” focuses on the telling of personal stories, speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in,” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.


Director: Aaron Rose
Co-director: Joshua Leonard
Producers: Rich Lim, Jon Barlow, Chris Green, Noah Khoshbin
Executive Producers: Ravi Anne, Jared Mosh
Director of Photography: Tobin Yelland
Original Music by: Money Mark
Edited by: Lenny Mesina
Supervising Editor: Fernando Villena
Titles and Animation by: Geoff McFetridge
Music Supervisor: Randall Poster
Co-Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge
Co-producers: Adam Glickman, Tobin Yelland, Arlo Rosner
Associate Producers: Mathew Shattuck, Christian Strike
Director of Special Forces: Joey Garfield
Post Production Coordinator: Jay Buim
Graphic Designer: Keith Scharwath