Director: Double Ninja (doubleninja.com)
Production Company: Cumulus
Executive Producers: Thomas Vernay and Yann Wallaert
Art Director: Double Ninja
Assistant Director: Jérémie Balais
Animation: Jérémie Balais and Jeff le Bars
Illustration: Jérémie Balais
Editing: Thomas Vernay
Top Shorts 2017 - Honorable Mention
Interfilm, 32nd International Short Film Festival Berlin - Music Videos Competition
Sidewalk Film Festival - Music Videos Competition
Libera Award - Video of the Year Competition
Portland Music Video Festival - Music Videos Competition
Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival - Music Videos Competition
Wide Screen Film & Music video Festival - Music Videos Competition
Fest Anca - Music Videos Competition
Bang Awards - Music Videos Competition
Supertoon - Music Videos Competition
anim'est festival - Music Videos Competition
Austin music video festival - Music Videos Competition
Toronto Film Week - Music Videos Competition
Top Shorts Online film festival - Music Videos Competition
Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network - Short Animation Competition
Faut qu'ça bouge ! - Music Videos Competition
Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival - Music Videos Competition
Nothing is intact or permanent, everything is affected and connected—the history, the city and the rider. Just as the city left a mark on the rider, he leaves a mark on the city even if just for a split second.
The wet trail of wheels on pavement after skidding through a puddle on a rainy day, the sound of the skateboard against granite echoing through the alleys and streets and his shadow spreading from one building to another until he reaches the river. The reflection in the river follows him along its banks and over the bridge where the scattered leaves on the sidewalk swirl and dance for a moment after he rides through them and then staying, peaceful, like nothing ever happened but at the same time everything has changed. Even if you think you didn’t notice him, you can almost taste the lingering freedom in the air.
Like a signature, a rider leaves his mark—on the streets and in people’s memories. A signature of freedom.
Matej Marinko (Bright Visuals)
“Da, da, da” performed by Pionir 10
Courtesy of Radio Netizen
Per request by CMG Worldwide (based in Los Angeles), Milton Glaser's I♥NY has been removed from the video. In 1977, Milton Glaser designed the logo pro bono. His intention was to spread the love and let everyone use the logo under fair use. The logo was later copyrighted. Milton Glaser is also responsible for designing The Brooklyn Brewery's logo 25 years ago.
Special thanks to The Bedford, Videology , Co-Op 87 Records, Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers and the Found Footage Festival. Music by Noah Cunningham.
Landon Van Soest - transientpictures.com
Paul Trillo - paultrillo.com