SUMMER TWENTY + 13 | SLOW & STEADY
Matix Clothing Company is rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, California.
We have grown up in the skateboarding and surfing cultures and this is what we know. This lifestyle is brought to fruition through the clothing that we make. Everyday is an adventure and every weekend is a trip. Let your creative sense take hold and explore new paths. In the end our goal is to create something unique for those who share this common bond.
With Summer Twenty 13, we bring you, “Slow and Steady”; strong colors,
modern day prints and a glimpse at life through the laid-back eyes of our surf ambassadors, Turkey Stopnik and JJ Wessels.
Summer is all about getting lost in the day with friends, having fun and soaking in the shine of the sun. JJ Wessel’s signature collection, ‘The Shape of Things’ and Turkey Stopnik’s signature collection, ‘Deathcard Days’ both epitomize the idea of summer from different angles, making for a unique twist to the Matix line-up.
A San Jose, CA. native, Zack has seen every corner of the city. As a kid he moved around constantly, Zack used these formidable days to search out skate spots and refine his skills. Jumping on a TMA trip to Barcelona Spain, pushed him into home studies and provided an opportunity to skate with some of Tiltmodes finest players.
When life deals you lemons… Zack retreated to the wood shop to keep those creative juices flowing and help him push past health issues. Back on the board, the San Jose "King of POP" skates with pure stoke.
Matix presents Who Is JJ Wessels?
Growing up in Southern California, JJ has been inspired by his father, from riding motorcycles, making his own ammunition, working with his hands and in general enjoying life. This is a quick glimpse into what makes JJ tick, his inspiration into life's adventures, shaping boards, the people he surrounds himself with and his amazing surfing abilities. This is JJ Wessels.
When Surf Meets Garage
Since 1922, Dickies has been making purpose built work apparel that gets the job done. Now Matix has partnered with Dickies to provide you with a board short constructed in that same rugged spirit. In fact it took only a few weeks for our surf TM, Chase Stopnik to wear in a pair of Dickies Original 874 before he was inspired to pay homage to the American Worker by combining the dirt and grit of the job site with the comfort and weight of a traditional Matix board short. The result, the Original 874 board short with all the durability and detailing you expect from Dickies without the weight. Built of 100% sublimated Polyester to work off shore and in the water.
Nicholas de Kwiatkowski
Learned Vices learnedvices.com
Shepard Fairey: Josh Wills
Buddy Cianci: Keith Jochim
Jonah: Tom O'Neill
Dean Carter: Patrick Collins
Ray DeLeo: Frank Vollero
Ella: Elizabeth Roberge
Kimberly De Los Angeles
Production Designer: Dustin Sohn
Art Director: Matt Vidalis
Assistant Art Director: Ian Glover
Set Decoration: Sarah Hill Richmond
Editor: Alex Jablonski and Julian Marshall
Score: Nick Garcia nickgarciaproductions.tumblr.com
Credits Music: Nick Garcia, KAM Royal, Skinny
Wardrobe: Deborah Newhall
1st AC: Darryl Byrne
2nd AC: Matthew Hedges
Gaffer: Frans Wetterings
Best Boy Electric: Jason Bowen
Key Grip: Frank Montesanto
Best Boy Grip: Joe Battista
Dolly Grip: PJ Hand
Sound Mixer: Jason Fyrberg
Boom Operator: Ryan Baker
UPM: Jim Bird
1st AD: Cameron Morton
2nd AD: Katie Kramer
2nd 2nd AD: Stephen Turro
Supervising Sound Editor: Rabb Whitehead
Hair & Makeup: Gina Ferrucci
Script Supervisor: Jackie Kamel
This film was supported by a handful of very generous individuals, Kickstarter, and Learned Vices learnedvices.com.
OBEY THE GIANT was Julian Marshall's thesis film at Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. It is a film about RISD students, made by RISD students.