For TJ Rogers, the road to success has not been an easy one. In his latest documentary Smile, released today on Red Bull TV, TJ opens up about his personal life for the first time and the challenges he faced growing up; navigating a clean path through a turbulent upbringing in a home overshadowed by substance abuse and strained relationships.
Despite the odds, TJ’s positivity, passion for skateboarding and sheer determination elevated him above the negativity and into one of the most exciting up and coming street skaters around.
Directed by Alex Craig and filmed by Mike Aldape, the documentary culminates in TJ’s first ever shred trip to Barcelona, Spain. Here’s the skate edit.