"By a village situated in the mountains of Addis Ababa, I saw kids sliding down the asphalt with plastic fixed to the underside of their shoes.
As a passionate skater, this inspired me to bring skating to this particularly tough neighbourhood as a way of empowering kids.
As a result “Love in Action” Megabiskate project was born in my heart.
The community includes boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 19 in the Intoto area of Addis Ababa. Many of the kids are hawking in the city day by day and are slipping through the cracks in the system.
Megabiskate uses skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and to be the potential for change.
We hope to grow a sustainable organization that is recognized locally and globally for changing the lives of youth through skateboarding. "
For more information go to http://www.megabiskate.com
Film produced by Across the Pond - http://www.atp.tv
Ray Barbee is a legendary professional skateboarder from San Jose, California. He made his first appearance in the skate film "Public Domain" and followed it up with his most iconic video part in the movie "Ban This". Barbee's passion for music and photography was made accessible through skateboarding. Ray's short film illustrates his passion for creativity and the importance of passing those values on to his children.
Production Agency: Helio Collective
Director / Cinematographer: Christopher Murphy
Producer: Zach Johaneson
Line Producer: Chad Dawson
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Assistant Editor: Katie Roberts
Colorist: Jim Menkol
Sound Engineer: Jeremiah Slovarp
Additional Cinematography: Adam Kirschhoffer / Greg Hunt / Sam Hedlund
Camera Assistants: Nick Weber
Motion Designer: Josh Davis
Music: Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2 "Yeppers"