The story of a blind skateboarder called Tommy Carroll, who has been completely blind since the age of two, when he lost his eyes to bilateral retinoblastoma (cancer of the retinas).
After picking up skating at the age of 10, he now relies on his highly developed sense of hearing to pick up the sound of his wheels on the terrain.
The video is part of the “Be Brave, Be Safe” campaign led by Amsterdam-based consumer safety organization VeiligheidNL in partnership with Dutch sportswear company Perry Sport, and includes Carroll talking about how important protective gear is to him as a skateboarder, since he feels comfortable enough to experiment and fall as he tests out new tricks.
Meet Tommy Carroll. He has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two...
Video production: EYEFORCE
Executive producer: Bob van de Gronde
Director: Arthur Neumeier
Cinematography: Arthur Neumeier & Rakhal Heijtel
Agency: The Odd shop
Creative Directors: Niels de Wit, Robert van der Lans
Production: Josefien Homan
Music: ''WHERE THE HEART IS''
Written by Marijn van der Meer and Jorrit Kleijnen
Performed by Marijn van der Meer
Produced by Alexander Reumers and Jorrit Kleijnen
Featured Guitarist: Lourens van Haaften
Client: VeiligheidNL, Perry Sport