Like anything, people have different perceptions of Raph Derome. As a guy that prefers to keep a low profile living the life of a self-described introvert, it's sometimes difficult to express who he really is to those around him. That's why Raph lets his wakeboarding speak for him.
With an endless drive and dedication to wakeboarding, Raph is truly in it for the love of the game. Never quite satisfied, riding to him is about the constant pursuit of progression and evolving his own unique vision of the sport.
Two years in the making, Raph's latest video project is the product of a tireless effort to capture the soul of the sport and a visual declaration to the masses that there is much more to wakeboarding beyond contests. Presented by Red Bull Media House in partnership with Billabong and Malibu Boats, the journey takes Raph on a trip to some of his favorite spots including Florida, his home province of Quebec and a big-city shred at Toronto's Ontario Place.
Holograms - Monolith
Connan Mockasin - Please turn me into the snat
Ghost Walk - Jail Bird
Direction: Still Not Famous
Cinematography: Jonathan Ferguson and Justin Loiselle
Life Is Line is a movie about cable wakeboarding, about life and traveling of best world's riders.
It takes about two years to shoot this project. The shooting took place all around the world - in the USA, Sweden, Thailand, Philippines and Russia - in fact the film's heroes, are in constant motion, making lines on the globe in search of endless summer. Nikita Martyanov, Gordon Harrison, Hoppe brothers, aka the Breddas, Dominik Guhrs, and Daniel Grant invite you to their favorite spots. They tell their stories, and talk about their vision of evolution of wakeboarding. And, of course, show some incredible riding with lots of stylish tricks.
Camera: Nikolay Tsarev, Nikita Martyanov
Edit and color: Nikita Martyanov
Graphic: Alexey Vahromov
Odyssey is a short film documenting the travels of Mitch Langfield and Chris O’Shea from April 2013 to April 2014 through France, Spain, Germany, Holland, England, Wales, Thailand, Australia, The Philippines.
“Everywhere you go you meet up with riders… We started collecting footage of us and Aaron Gunn in Europe last summer. Since then, in Australia, the US, Thailand and the Philippines we’ve shot James Windsor, Manu Rupp, Antoni Van der Wekken. Ben Leclair, Graeme Burress, Daniel Grant, Felix Georgii… We basically filmed anyone who we liked. If we liked their riding then we filmed them. And us two (Mitch Langfield and Chris O’Shea), obviously!” Mitch Langfield.