Second Nature is a 20-minute documentary on Element team rider and budding landscape architect, Janne Saario of Finland.
The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding obligation, towards today’s generation and those to come, to create positive and inspiring, local communities.
Over the past two years, filmer Yves Marchon’s keen eye reels in the various aspects and angles of Janne’s life and creates the perfect portrayal of what Element is most proud of and strives to constantly stand for through their products, artists and team riders: to bring progress to skateboarding in the most honest and ethical way.
Written and Directed by Josh Cole
Producer: Tim Francis
Production: OB Management
Exec Producer: Otis Bell
Representation: OB Management
Commissioner: Dan Curwin
DoP: Luke Jacobs
Artistic Director/ Manila Production: Ereson Catipon AKA B-Boy Mouse
Octocopter: Graham Tolhurst and Ben Keene @ cloud12.co.uk
Associate Producer: Ben Keene
Manila Production: Oshmar Merced
Choreographer: Arthur Añas
Editor: David Stevens @ The Assembly Rooms
Telecine: Matt Turner @ Absolute
Sound Mix: Nick Davies
Younger brother: Allen Añas
Older Brother: Tugo Cunanan
Dance Teacher: Ereson Catipon
Lead Gangster: Arsell Dela Cruz
Gangster: Arjay Quiambao
Gangster: Oshmar Merced
Gangster: Jualen Carpio
Mother: Janet Tan
Father: Reynold Pecaña
Breakism Crew: Arthur Añas, Raymon Oscuro, Juztyn Michael Anonuevo, Mark Daryl, Charles Smith Vergara.
Rival B-Boys: Haslah, Eric, Nofree, Snap, Marco, Lunar, Bea, Dirty, TC, Luloy, Tristan, Nicque, Ayee, Yani.
Leonard Español from Barangay 165
Vangie from Barangay 156
Christina Paragsa Saransaman