OPEN is the name and concept of the new Longboard Girls Crew film directed by Daniel Etura featuring a diverse group of female longboarders hailing from 11 different countries that got together in one of the most talked about yet fairly unknown places on Earth: Israel.
The girls explore Israel's dramatic landscapes, learn about the culture, meet its people and enjoy local cuisine and of course, ride its roads. This film captures a spiritual and skate journey that will bind these girls forever.
Directed by: Daniel Etura
Starring: Ishtar Bäcklund, Cami Best, Valeria Kechichian, Jacky Madenfrost, Gina Mendez, Katie Neilson, Marisa Nuñez, Eider Paredes, Amanda Powell, Jenna Russo, Gádor Salís, Cristina Sanchez, Micaela Wilson, Cindy Zhou.
Produced by: Monica Madenfrost, Chus Asensio, Valeria Kechichian & Jacky Madenfrost
Local Production & Spiritual Guidance: Dasilva Boards (Alon Meiri, Ben Kaufman, Tom Goldwasser, Ty Charap & Ido Carmi)
Head production: Monica Madenfrost
Script & Art Director: Chus Asensio
Sound: Jacky Madenfrost
Marketing: Valeria Kechichian
B unit: Tom Goldwasser
Following camera: Matthew Kienzle
And so I watch you from afar - "like a mouse"
Sponsors: Loaded Boards, Orangatang Wheels, Daddies Board Shop, Sector 9, Landyachtz, Kahalani, Vault, G-Form, Bustin, Riviera, Ministry of Turism of Israel, El Al Airlines, Índigo Energías Renovables, Rayne, Rip Tide Bushings, Ennui, Slipstream, Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne, Bastl Boards, Kaina, Solo Freeride, Rey Trucks, Inercia, Cult Wheels, Marta Guillén, Divine Wheels, Incus, XS Helmets, Zero Gravity, Caliber Trucks, Concrete Wave Magazine, Sickboards, Toxic World Skateshop, The Pucks, Paris Trucks, Triple8, Abec 11 Wheels.
Os presentamos el séptimo capítulo del videoblog de Un Designer Toy Artesanal.
Hablamos del estado actual, y sobre el futuro estreno con exposición. También hablamos del Taller de Designer Toys. syntetyk.com/un-designer-toy-artesanal/
We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy videoblog seventh chapter.
We talk about the progress of the documentary, the future premiere with expo and about the Designer Toys Workshop. syntetyk.com/un-designer-toy-artesanal/en/
Musicwood is an adventure-filled journey, a political thriller with music at its heart. It is a journey that follows an unusual band of world-renowned guitar-makers — Chris Martin, Bob Taylor and Dave Berryman of Gibson — to the primeval Tongass forest. These guitar-makers are on a desperate mission: to negotiate with Native Americans and change the way a rare rain forest is logged before it’s too late for acoustic guitars.
The film begins with the startling revelation that Native American corporations are clear-cutting vast acres of primeval forest. They are logging the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world and the largest reserve of old growth trees in the USA. If logging doesn’t change, they will run out of the large Sitka Spruce trees used in guitars in less than 10 years time.
These Native Americans who’ve notoriously been given a raw deal from the US government are distrustful of the white man telling them what to do. Enter Greenpeace, a radical environmental group, and soon all are battling over a forest that is the last of its kind on the planet.
Musicwood upends our simplistic view of indigenous peoples and the past, with a story where it’s often impossible to tell the good guys from the bad. Musicwood is a culture clash of staggering proportions, between Native American loggers, white CEO’s, and the most radical environmental group in the world.
The film features exclusive acoustic performances and interviews with guitar players like acoustic virtuoso Kaki King, The Antlers, Yo La Tengo, Steve Earle, Turin Brakes, and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. Musicwood is a funny, complex and heartbreaking tug-of-war over natural resources and a profound cultural conflict.
Animated in charcoal and used in the opening of the forthcoming documentary on Michael Hurley entitled "Elwood Snock & The Land of Lo-Fi". Find out more here: landoflofi.com/ More about Michael can be found at his site: snockonews.net/