For the first two days I was back in Melbourne, all I did was skate. It was glorious. This film documents those 48 hours in the way only skate videos can: through the tricks that were landed, and the accompanying humour involved.
On the first day, when we were driving towards Geelong in search of Tom, we started discussing what songs would be perfect for each of us to use in our own skate video parts. The topic was sparked by the song playing on the radio at the time, which we were delighted to discover was French's perfect theme song: 'Let Me Entertain You' by Robbie Williams. I'm chuckling now just thinking about it. The radio kept throwing us bones, and I can't rightly recall what most of them were, but it made for entertaining driving. The one I do remember, though, was 'Talk it Over in Bed', which I thought would be ideal for Sam. So that's why I used it here.
The second half of the clip, filmed exclusively at Melbourne's most magical skatepark: Reservoir, is set to 'Return of the Mack', in reference to my return to Melbourne soils. I was supposed to dub 'Max' over every time he says 'Mack', but I couldn't be bothered.
It was lovely to be back, however briefly. I felt like I packed about six months of everything I needed from Melbourne into that one week. Now I'm back in Featherston, safely ensconced in bed, while Rosie attempts to convince Fred that he should get dressed and he pushes around a plastic lawnmower. Tess is sleeping at my feet.
Richard 'French' Sawyer
Tom 'Professor Anarchy' Walsh
Filmed and edited using Apple products – 'The only choice I have'