Filmmaker Alexis Pazoumian has partnered with Nike
to create a short film that pays homage to hip-hop, basketball and
running, focussing on the beauty and poetry of athletes' and dancers'
bodies. Pazoumian also zones in on the passion within amateur athletes
that drives them to success, training day after day as they pursue their
goals. Watch Olympiades below.
has unveiled an experimental 25-minute skate video called Öctagon.
Directed by Joaquim Bayle, the film ditches the usual skate video
piece-by-piece format in favour of overall storytelling and unique
"The Öctagon is totalitarian and omniscient. Billions of data are
generated by this independent system and build a unique reality," reads
the video's rather perplexing description. "Individuals live within the
Öctagon. Geographic space doesn’t exist for real, it is not tangible but
still defined by a multitude of data."
Skaters in the video include Sylvain Tognelli, Bram De Cleen and Joseph Biais. Check it out below.
A$AP Rocky || At.Long.Last.A$AP (Full Album Stream)
A$AP Rocky’s eagerly anticipated new album At.Long.Last.A$AP
is out now, a week ahead of it’s scheduled release, and available to
stream below via Spotify. The early release has reportedly been issued
to combat a leak of the album.
Having grown up with very little prospects in Oklahoma
City, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen made a choice to forge his own way of life,
moving out west in pursuit of a dream career in skateboarding. A decade
on and there's no doubt Nuge’s risk paid off, going on to become one of
the gnarliest skaters the sunshine coast has seen.Desillusion spent a day with Nuge to discuss the local scene and how skateboarding might just have saved his life.
New Balance Numeric
- the skateboarding sidearm of the company - has teamed up with Brindle
Collective to release a short video called Sunland, which showcases the
13 new footwear styles it just released. Team members include Arto Saari, Levi Brown, Tyler Surrey, Tom Knox, Tom Karangelov, Jack Curtin,
PJ Ladd, Jordan Taylor, Marquise Henry, and Jordan Trahan, all of whom
truly put the shoes through their paces. Check it out below and head
keep your eye on skate stores throughout the world for the new
Spanish skater Kilian Martin has set the bar high in this wonderfully shot exhibition of his freestyle skills. Searching Sirocco, a
film shot with long-time collaborator Brett Novak, shows Kilian in a
variety of settings from salt flats to subway stations, doing what he
does best. Martin’s skills have long been established, however it is the
cinematic and creative effort that has gone into this film that really
stands out. Take a look and see a skateboarder and filmmaker in a class
of their very own.
Tattoos are a prevalent form of body art within street culture,
containing its own aesthetic language and conventions that run a common
theme. However, they also embody a deeply intimate visual representation
of one’s own personal history — a theme that the short documentary “You
Won’t Regret That Tattoo” explores by interviewing some of the older
generation about what and why they choose to leave a permanent mark on
their bodies. Discussing everything from their first tattoo, the most
meaningful, and also any they have regretted, the documentary is a
revealing, yet humanizing portrait of these people and several lifetimes
worth of memories. Enjoy the 12-minute film below.
Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has teamed up with Save The Waves and Chris Malloy of Farm League to release The Fisherman's Son
- a 30-minute film chronicling surf ambassador Ramon Navarro's rise to
the top of big wave surfing, as well as his life as an environmental
activist. When Ramon’s home break, Punta de Lobos, came under the threat
of massive corporate development, Ramon used his voice and power to
create a campaign to protect his home and this incredible left-hand
"When I rescued Pegasus, I was told she wouldn't live too long so I set
about filming her every day..." says Dave Meinert, who has created a
timelapse documenting the life of his great dane. "I was told that if
she lived, she would go deaf and blind, so I decided to record every day
we had left."
A few weeks later, Meinertadded an update to the video's description,
saying that he's now set her up with a bigger garden and a new owner to
make sure she's as happy as possible. Watch the video below.
24 is a 24 hour video project featuring South African shredder Jared Houston. Filmed
and edited by Moncho Dapena and presented by Emerald Bodyboard
Specialists. The clip follows Houston from dawn until dusk on one of the
last days of the Puerto Rican season. For the full story behind 24, as well as details as to how Emerald Bodyboard Specialists are celebrating the release, head tofacebook.com/jaredhoustonSA.
Film and Edit : Moncho Dapena Water angle : Darren Muschett
Stance Diaries || Living The Low Life (A Mini Documentary)
A documentary by award winning cinematographer Ross Barnett, detailing
the lifestyle and meaning behind what it is to live low in the
automotive melting pot of Orlando, Florida. Gunwoo Lee, from South Korea
explains the difficulties of moving to the US, speaking little English,
but striving to meet people like Kevin Salinas, who introduced him to a
lifestyle he has grown to love and appreciate.
As though climbing the Shanghai Tower wasn't enough, the two daredevils from"On The Roofs" are back, this time scaling the 660-meter-high Shenzhen Centre building
in China, which will be the second tallest building in the world once
completed. Just getting onto the roof clearly wasn't high enough, so the
duo decided to free climb up one of the cranes as well. Watch the video below.
Lofoten is an archipelago in the county of Nordland, Norway. Though
lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the
world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high
latitude. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with mountains and
peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.
Video by Elena Suvorova made in March, 2015. Music by Peter Nanasi.
After being honored with Best film-maker
of 2014 from the European skateboard community, Red Bullpretty much
told Patrik Wallner he could choose any place on earth and film a short
piece. He picked Madagascar to celebrate the award as well as explore
the streets of this exotic island along the Indian Ocean with some good
friends. Featuring Barney Page, Denny Pham, Nestor Judkins, Wilko
Grüning, Brian Dolle, and Gosha Konyshev.
This movie was shot during a 20 days trip to Antarctica in December 2014
to January 2015. The movie takes us from Ushuaia in Argentina and to
Port Williams in Chile, rounded Cape Horn and crossed the Drake Passage
towards the Melchior Islands in Antarctica.
Blur have shared a 30-minute documentary about the making of their new album The Magic Whip.
It features exclusive interviews and personal studio footage shot by
the band. They talk extensively about the recording process in Hong
Kong, as well as about the editing and restructuring by Graham Coxon and
Stephen Street of the resulting jam sessions which became The Magic Whip. Damon Albarn
also talks about a solo trip he took to Hong Kong to continue writing
for the album, a while after the initial sessions with the rest of the
group. Watch it below.
many people embody the true spirit of California the way Jared Mell
does. With an outlook on life so laid back it's practically horizontal
and a carefree approach to surfing which oozes class and style, Jared
has forged his own way of life. Director Josh Penn Soskin brings us a
beautifully crafted insight into Jared's world, a world without rules
and without destinations. A world with an open road.