An excited crowd queued outside the Church Cinema on Dundas Street on Friday night.
There were strictly limited tickets to the 50 seat cinema, that sold out a week before the premiere.
The audience had come to witness “South in your Mouth” the film mostly filmed and fully edited by Oamaru skater and videographer Colin Evans.
The film featured…
…some great skating…
…that kept the audience mesmerized.
After the film had played the audience spilled out into the street.
Eight dollars well spent.
Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category
I’ve been a little busy lately, but this morning I had a little more time than usual and I’ve found Slap’s One in a Million.
I’m always a sucker for things like Thrasher’s King of the Road and the Berrics’ Younited Nations. I’ve got all the King of the Road DVDs and I followed Minor Media and their trip to the Berrics. One in a Million is like skateboarding’s “Next Top Model” or “Hell’s Kitchen”. They’ve chosen a bunch of guys from the footage they’d sent in. All the popular skate stereotypes are represented, as the candidates are thrown into a skateboarding melting pot. The first two episodes in San Francisco hint to the tension that I can see developing as the episodes move on. So One in a Million is just the sort of thing that would snare me.
Forrest Edwards is generating a lot of heat as far as people making comments and stuff on Slap and YouTube. Surprisingly there are some people backing him. At the moment I’m backing Mango, but I like Nik Stain, he seems cool too, but not too much personality has come out yet. Mango’s he’s got the whole goofy enjoying skateboarding thing going on, and Forrest has a gangsta thing going on, opposite ends of a spectrum. I’m sure some of the other characters will become a source of interest as the episodes move on, the contestants’ natures come out and some of the other colours of the spectrum are revealed.
Here’s episode one to get you started. This shows all the competitors, shows them arriving, getting product, and their first session at the indoor park.
The L.A. Skate Film Festival wrapped up on the 3rd of September . The films selected for viewing were:
The Best Commercial
La tabla Skaters
Best US Film
Deathbowl to Downtown
The Gypsea Tour
Riding the Long White Cloud
Corridor of Shame
19 Years Young
Best Skate Shop
The Dango Is Dead
…and the Winners Were… Drum Roll…
Best Emerging Filmmaker: Symmetry, Directed and Produced by Dayman Cash.
Best International Film: Plank, Directed by Billy Pols, Produced by Maarten Kuit. Executive Producer: Jeroen Van Den Idsert.
Best Skate Shop Video: The Dango is Dead, Directed and produced by Joe Perrin. Executive Producer: John Montesi.
Best Independent Film: Machotaildrop, Directed by Corey Adams and Alex Craig, Producers: Oliver Linsley and Jared Valentine, Executive Producers: Shon Tomlin and CJ Olivares.
Best Documentary: Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul, Directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel, Produced by Orlando Von Einsiedel and Louis Figgis. Executive Producers: Jon Prever, Thanh Ma, Rod Stanley.
Best Commercial: Nestle Aero, Directed by Ty Evans, Produced by Nathan De La Rionda. Executive Producer: Dana Garman.
Best US Film: Extremely Sorry, Directed by Flip Productions, produced by Ewan Bowman. Executive Producers: Geoff Rowley and Jeremy Fox, Claymation: Edgar Alvarez, Original Music: Baron.
Best Soundtrack: Extremely Sorry, Original Music: Baron.
Best Editing: Wood, Directed by Colin Kennedy, Produced by Cullen Pythress. Executive Producer: Tim Gavin.
Best Photography: Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul.
Some interesting videos that are a little different than what we would associate with the skateboarding video.
The Best International Film winner Plank hosted on the emerica website was made last year by Billy Pols. It’s a story about Dutch/Morrocan skateboarder Nassim Guammaz. Although he didn’t win it in 2009, he went on to win the Street Section of the 2010 etnies European Skateboard Championship in Basel, Switzerland.
Also here at Tacky.
Best Commercial Winner Nestle Aero, with skating by Bob Burnquist.
The Best Documentary Winner was Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul. Skateistan is Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school. Here is the trailer for the film.
Another trailer from the Best Emerging Filmmaker, Dayman Cash for his video Symmetry.
If you’re interested in seeing more from Dayman Cash here is his YouTube Channel.
The L.A. Skate Film Festival has some clips on YouTube.
The url for it is http://www.youtube.com/user/LASk8FilmFest