Artist/Filmmaker Thomas Campbell is a personal favorite of mine and I’m super excited to check out his latest film, Cuatro Sueños Pequeños, which is now available for pre-order and features the stylish skateboarding of Javier Mendizabal and Madars Apse. Visually, it looks amazing and pretty surreal. Peep the trailer above and pre-order the special DVD/Book here.
About the film (taken from Um Yeah Arts):
UM YEAH FILMS Presents – “Cuatro Sueños Pequeños” (four small dreams) – A skate film – Visual Audio Experiment by Thomas Campbell. This 23 minute movie was shot entirely on 16mm film in a dream scene scenario that blends reality, surreality and a skate adventure starring Javier Mendizabal and Madars Apse. This film captures Javier Brushing his teeth,slobbering on his pillow, bedding down with a beautiful brunette. Also Javi running into Madars Apse in his dream, they skate over volcano’s,thru the woods and into cities of Spain,The Canary Islands,Mallorca,The Basque country and California.This film has a completely original soundtrack by the critically acclaimed Basque super group “Chiwoks”.And besides the usual unusual camera perspectives you expect from a Thomas Campbell film. French Fred is also is on board Lending his iconic visual wizardry to this cauldron of the bizarre, beauty and gnar. read more »
4 years ago, the skateboard scene in Japan received an inspiring depiction in the cult skate video aptly titled LENZ. As the world has continued to get smaller and skateboarders have united even more, Shinpei Ueno & Evisen Skateboards teamed up to produce the sequel: one of the most unique & culturally rich skateboard films to date. Featuring over 180 skateboarders, LENZ II highlights skateboarding in Japan, France, and New York City to show that skateboarding flourishes best when allowed to mutate and adapt to the diversity of global terrain. This video proves that although styles may differ internationally, creativity and expression are fundamental to skateboarding.
PERMANENT is proud to host the Public U.S. Premiere of this special film. The premiere is 1 night only, and will be held at the Cha Cha Lounge at 2375 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday December 12, 2013. While RSVPing isn’t required, arriving early with an RSVP is the only way to guarantee entry if the venue fills. You can do so at: http://lenz.eventbrite.com
The amigos at Amigos Skateboards teamed up Skate Sauce to bring you Stangland’s Stache Wax skate wax for your curb waxing needs. Remember, it’s not for your actual mustache . . . yes, I asked. Screen printed boxes and assembled by hand. In stores and online now so check Amigos Skateboards Online Shop.
I just read this great article on www.jenkemmag.com about how its important that there are special companies such as Polar, Palace, Magenta making a difference in the industry of Skateboarding. Mom and Pop shops are stepping up to the plate to support these independent brands as the new movement has begun. Thanks so much for letting me post this Ian and thanks to Rich Kaminski for writing such an insightful story. Read at the link below!
Poster Child Prints and I will be releasing my first limited print ‘Longboarders’ as a part of the Neighborhood Artist Series. The ‘Longboarders’ print, based off an original drawing, will be printed on 100% cotton archival paper with high quality ink in a limited edition of 50, all signed and numbered by me. In addition you’ll receive a certificate of authenticity as well. The release will start today Thursday, March 28th 11 am PST. Here’s some photographs of when I visited Poster Child Prints in Echo Park, courtesy of Poster Child Prints.
Buoloco had the pleasure to make the first video interview ever with Bryan Fox and Austin Smith, the founders of “DRINK WATER.” We talk about many things like how is it possible that legends like Terje Hakoonsen or Steve Berra who usually skateboard, don’t care what’s going on in the snowboard world. We also talk about how by just painting “drink water” on their boards, it suddenly exploded and they end up getting an interview with the New York Times.
Since the DRINK WATER campaign got attention, a lot of kids are now giving up drinking power drinks or sodas and are embracing a healthier alternative and drinking pure fresh water.