Mason County’s Aquaman connection.

December 17, 2018

Jason Momoa, star of “Aquaman” (second from left) holds the skateboard before his appearance on SNL. Courtesy photo.

Mike Anderson, left, with Cronk.

Mason County’s Aquaman connection.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

A couple weeks ago, locally based film director/writer Harold Cronk received a phone call from his agent, who also represents Jason Momoa, the star of the upcoming film “Aquaman.” Momoa was going to be on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and the agent wanted to do something special for him as a gift. Momoa is an avid skateboarder and she wanted to give him a skateboard that paid special tribute to his upcoming movie. She also needed it in three days.

Cronk knew just what to do and who to call.

“This is Mason County, we can do anything,” he says.

He started out going to Gordy’s Skate Co. in downtown Ludington and finding the coolest skateboard he could buy. “I then called up Jason “Harvey” Hargreaves at Dusty’s Auto Body. Jason, along with Rich Dust and Brant Tallquist matched the official Aquaman green and got to work on painting the skateboard.”

Next came Nick Tykoski at Safety Decals, who had his team work on the lettering and graphics for the skateboard.

“To top it off, my buddy Mike Anderson, who is a knifesmith, made a custom knife that we embedded to the bottom of the skateboard.”

Once the board was completed, Cronk headed to the Ludington UPS terminal, three minutes after closing. “They held the door open for me so we could ship it to New York overnight,” he says.

The agent presented the board to Momoa before he stepped on stage for last week’s show.

“This just goes to show you what kind of amazing talent we have here in Mason County,” Cronk says. “The credit totally goes to these guys who were just happy to help be part of something creative.”

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