"Flatface" is a personal project made in collaboration with Mike Schneider, professional fingerboarder and owner of Flatface.
As a sucker for euphoria, I was fascinated when I stumbled upon Mike's YouTube channel a couple months ago (MikeSchneider). I had no clue fingerboarding still existed, and here is this 23-year-old guy who not only has a successful fingerboarding business, but is (I'd argue) the best fingerboarder in the world. Upon entering Mike’s world, the fingerboards, skateboards, ramps, fresh air and laid back atmosphere transported me back to the timeless days of my youth. This film is the result of Mike kindly showing a couple friends and I around his hometown over a beautiful May weekend. The goal was simply to fuse fun, fingerboarding, skateboarding, and filming for a three to five minute short film about Mike’s company, Flatface. The first four goals were achieved, however the whole time thing ceased to exist from the moment I entered Mike's Flatface dimension, resulting in a film that is a collection of curiosity, observations, and new experiences.
Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Producer / AC / Sound Recorder: Rocco Campanelli
DIT / Colorist: Jeff Levine
Music By: White Rainbow
Special Thanks: The Schneiders, Alex Friedman, Tyler Ginter
Production Company: Variable