Cannonball from California is a place. on Vimeo.

The short film “Cannonball” artfully follows a group of skaters in search of newly empty pools behind foreclosed homes in and around the arid sprawl of Fresno other inland California suburbs that have been blighted by the housing collapse and ensuing recession. It has some NSFW language, but it’s undeniably powerful—and a poignant meditation on greed, materialism, and an enduring kind of joy.

It was directed, produced, and shot by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari as part of their awesome California Is a Place series.