In this first chapter, Jacky, Valeria, Carlota & Gador welcome Maitane, who's coming from the Basque Country; Marisa coming from Miami and Amanda from Massachusetts. Together, they start their journey traveling 600 km in the van in order to get to Cabo de Gata Natural Area, in Almería. They spend three days over there, enjoying unique volcanic-origin landscapes, the deep blue sea breaking against the winding coastline, August relentless sun and secondary roads that leads to small towns and coves in the Mediterranean coast.
[7 female riders, 1 van, 15 days, 4.300km, 416 GB of raw material… culminating in one video, divided into four chapters. The film documents the adventure of the trip, portraying the girls, their lifestyle and their passion for longboard.]
En este primer capítulo Jacky, Valeria, Carlota y Gador reciben en Madrid a Maitane, que viene del País Vasco, a Marisa, de Miami y a Amanda, de Massachusetts. Juntas emprenden el viaje recorriendo 600 km en la van para llegar al Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata en Almería. Allí pasan tres días disfrutando de unos parajes únicos de origen volcánico, un mar azul que rompe contra el tortuoso perfil del litoral levantino, el sol implacable de agosto y las carreteras secundarias que conducen a las pequeñas calas y pueblos de la costa mediterránea.
[7 riders, 1 furgoneta, 15 días, 4.300 kilómetros, 416GB de imágenes… Meses de trabajo! Todo ello se convertirá en un vídeo, dividido en cuatro capítulos, que documenta la aventura del viaje, retrata a sus protagonistas y muestra su pasión por el longboard.]
Considered to be one of the the most influential skateboarders of all time, Tony Alva, an original Z-Boy, hit a bottom 4 years ago battling drug addiction and alcoholism. There, at his lowest point, his reliance on successes and ego came into perspective for the first time. Tony's fight for sobriety and truth has recently lead him to a new perspective on life and direction moving forward. Dedicated to giving back Tony now see's passing the bucket as the only way out.
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Directed & Edited by Eliot Rausch
Director of Photography: Lukas Korver
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SK Nava "Prognosis Negative
Russian Circles "Hexed All"
Moving Mountains "The Earth and the Sun"
Director / Editor: Eliot Rausch
Director of Photography: Eric Koretz
Assistant Camera: Adam Becker
Music Composition: Adam Taylor
Location Scout: Jeff McSpadden
"Vans came to me with a proposal to create a short film that embodied the essence of their brand. The creative exploration and freedom they allowed me was unlike anything I had ever experienced. Pure trust, pure faith, in my abilities as a story-teller / director and as a friend. In creating this piece, it was profound to realize the success of their company, at its core, is based on a similar model they share with everyone they work with. To feel part of a brand, part of a family, part of an authentic creative expression, truly moved me to my core."
- Eliot Rausch
Special Thanks to:
Steve Van Doren, Classic Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Leila Hurst, Steve Caballero, Keith Morris, Stephen Murray, Mason Murray, Seth Murray, Tony Alva, Curren Caples, Russ Pope, and Christian Hosoi
A stop motion clip from Jaganath produkcija(jaganathprodukcija.com).
It took us:
-a few years for geting sequences of the tricks.
-a few photographers, did their best
(Peter Fetih, Jani Kukec, Jan Beguš, Gregor Zadravec)
A few skateboarders did their best(Tomaž praunseis, Rok Dragan and Luka Pen)
-a month to print and CUT-out all the photos.
-a few days to put photos frame by frame in the workshop of Cestnik.
BIG THX Benjamin Kreže for helping me with the animation, Vegan (frameskateboards.com) for sending me our photos, Silvo the worker for acting:), DDT for lights.
Mice put the lights on , mice SK8, mice kill the lights.
And clip is here for you to watch my friends. Love to you all.