Heroes of Dirt
Passionate BMX dirt jumper Phin Cooper (Joel Moody) wants nothing in life but to attain fame in his sport and get paid for it. After missing out on a competition when he lands in jail for unpaid citations, he is court-ordered for community service and reluctantly mentors one of the toughest boys, Blue Espinosa (Will Martinez). As Phin leads the troubled teen on exciting adventures of riding dirt trails, big jumps and cityscapes, Blue becomes more than an obligation — he becomes an unlikely friend whose secret world of drug trafficking threatens Phin’s ultimate dream.
Phin dreams of becoming a great BMX dirt jumper and competing in contests, but so far, he hasn’t succeeded. His parents were hoping he’d go to college, which is not something he wants to do. Being selfish and only thinking of himself and not the future, he finds himself in a little trouble and is mandated by the court to do community service at Calvary Youth Center. Little does he know that this experience is going to change his entire outlook on life.“Heroes of Dirt” is a story of a young man, who learns from being a mentor to a young boy, that there is more to life then yourself. This is a fascinating film about bike riders and their stunts, but the real story is about helping young kids stay out of trouble and off the street by getting them involved in sports, which build confidence and hope for a better world. We recommend this film for older children and encourage parents to have a discussion with them about the consequences of being in gangs and taking drugs and the tragedies that often come with that lifestyle. Watching this film is a great way to encourage kids to get involved in a sport or other positive activity and stay out of trouble. We award this film the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+.