7-year-old Skater Makes Debut On YouTube

A little over a year ago, 7-year-old skateboard prodigy, Asher Bradshaw, made his first appearance on YouTube to gain support for a documentary based on his incredible talent.

In the video, which has garnered 1.6 million views, the young Venice Beach skateboarder shreds like no other, showing off his ability to effortlessly skate tranny and ollie off curbs — among other amazing tricks — despite skating for a short time.

“I’ve been skating for 14 months,” Bradshaw said.

Below the video, a link to Kickstarter.com is provided to help fund the project — completing young Bradshaw’s documentary, directed by Kathy Herndl andproduced by Wilmer Valderrama, titled “SHReD: The Story of Asher Bradshaw.”

“It didn’t take me long to realize that this story was not just about Asher. It was also the story of a struggling family and a dad who was willing to do anything to realize his son’s potential,” Herndl said in the Kickstarter promotional video.

Though the Kickstarter project did not raise the $100,000 needed to complete the film, $10, 810 were donated for the documentary.

Still, Herndl explains that they have the necessary footage to tell Bradshaw’s story, saying, “After a year of filming, 140 hours of footage, 25 competitions, 30 roadtrips and 40 naps, we’ve had an all access pass to Asher’s life on the road to discovery.”

You can keep up with the 7-year-old skateboarder on Facebook and don’t forget to check out the video below!