It's well known that hiding behind the facades of many buildings in Brooklyn, NY are an endless array of companies producing artisanal pickles and locally designed clothes but rarely can you wander down a street to find a product being made out on the concrete. DL Skateboards is a unique young company that makes custom, handmade skate decks on the sidewalk outside a Greenpoint apartment building and in a retrofitted box truck acquired in New Hampshire. The couple behind the brand, Lauren Andino and Derek Mabra, have been skateboarding most of their lives and their passion and love for the sport drive their small business forward, producing fantastic cruisers modeled after 60's classics. In our latest video we found the couple out on the street shaping decks for one of their final runs before moving to California.
Andrew Lovgren presents a documentary about the free feeling of skateboarding.
Get out of the box and go skate.
Award winning for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the Student Television Network Nationals.
Best Documentary at the eMagine Film Festival.
Best Documentary at the Focus Film Festival.
When I started Freeling a year ago, my main goal was to inspire people to be better than themselves. This film isn't just about skateboarding, it's about being strong enough to go against the current. In order to do great things, you must "get out of the box" and go for it. This film is my way of saying, skateboarding has shaped me into the kid that did that exactly. Enjoy the film and I hope everyone, one day, will see the bigger picture. Thank you.
Written | Directed by Andrew Lovgren
Produced | Edited by Andrew Lovgren
Cinematography by Andrew Lovgren
Additional Cinematography by Dylan Burke
Featuring | Sean Malto
& Mikey Santillan