In 2010 we crisscrossed the USA interviewing drivers and covering grassroots drifting events. We wanted to know why people choose to drift, how they got into the sport, and why the love it. The answer is simple, its fun. In fact, its the most fun you can have with a car. Once you do it, you're hooked and for children of the action sports era - its easy to understand being subjective and judged. In this short form documentary, we visit some of the most vibrant and passionate drifting communities in the US. We talk with up and coming amateur drivers and pro drifters about the sport and why Keep Drifting Fun is more than just a motto - it has changed their lives.
Directed by Will Roegge and Joshua Herron
Edited by Will Roegge, Joshua Herron, and Skylar Smith
Motion Graphics by Andy Sapp
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About the drift matsuri:
November 13 and 14, another crazy drift matsuri took place at Ebisu Circuit in Japan. This drifting event is one-of-kind, pretty much anything is allowed, just use your head a little.
People buy special "drift missiles" (very cheap drift cars) not having to worry about damaging it. This makes this drift event so special and allows people to really go to the limit and a lot of times over the limit. This is the ultimate way to learn drifting.
The atmosphere at this event is just amazing, making it a very worth while event to visit even when not drifting.
Music: Calvin Harris - The Rain
To stay in theme with the last drift matsuri video
Finally got around to finishing this video. It has been forever ago since i was in Japan. Its been about 7 months now. Yeah i have been slacking, but i have been motivated again. Ever since Japan was struck by the Eartquakes etc, I have been working my ass off doing stickers that i am making and doing for charity and then donating all the profits to Red Cross Japan Relief Fund. This really got me motivated to finish my Japan video. I saw pictures of places i had shot that were ruined and i wanted to relive my experience.
Stickers can be ordered here:
ETA: Is about a week or two due to the fact I am doing the stickers myself. Theres a video i previously posted of how i do them! Thank you for the support!
This trip was by far the best i have ever been on. Everything in Japan is just so much different and getting to experience these drivers and watching them tandem so close is unreal. LITERALLY. Ebisu Circuit is awesome, and so are all the drivers and everyone in Japan.
***Also Walker Wilkerson got to drive here. He is in the black hatch with no front bumper on!***
One thing i lacked and had trouble with was a tripod. Next time i will have more gear!!! I ended up using my steadicam as a tripod somewhat
Enjoy the film.
Special Thanks to :
Antonio Alvendia from Motormavens.com
Andy, Chris, and Emily from Powervehicles.com
Kumakubo and friends from Ebisu Circuit
and anyone else i forgot.
Thank you so much for letting me come out there and film! I will be back for drift matsuri!!!