Pandora’s box is volume one of a project Luka Pinto has been working on titled Crew Report. The video documents the Jersey scene between 2016 – 2019. It features Glen Fox, Ryan Cunningham, Dillon Catney, Roberts Krums, Eduardo Da Rocha, Jeremy Jones and Luka Pinto amongst many friends.
The video is called Pandora’s Box and the name is an idea that i had about Jersey looking like a neat little package of a happy clappy island, but in my view, holds a darker side where people are obsessed with money and become bored here so smash the booze and drugs.
Pandora’s box plays on Friday 27th in Fažana at the Piaza Grande.
Grinding the country by Olivier Lambert is a short documentary about skateboarding in a small village in France. With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the ’90s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.
The screening of Grinding the country takes place in the Valli cinema in Pula on the 28th of September starting from 8pm.
Cottonopolis is a manchester skateboard scene video by Sean Lomax featuring Dom Henry, Joe Gavin, Matthew Nevitt, Pablo Aresu, Chris Barrett, Ben Grove, Harry Lintell, Keanu Robson, Jiri Bulin, Mark Kendrick, Eddie Belvedere, Ben Rowles, Tony Da Silva, Tyrone O’Hanrahan and Jethro Coldwell.
The video will be screened at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 26th.
Photo by Tedi Korodi / Handsome Matteo Putigna
Croatian video shot and edited by young skater from Pula, Raul Žgomba featuring skating by Zvonimir Mikić, Antonio Peković, Dino Coce, Nino Jurlina, and more. Tabula Rasa is the most awaited Croatian video after Nikola’s Solsticij and Nino Jurlina’s Brothers so be sure to catch it on Friday in Fažana at the Piazza Grande where the screenings start from 8pm.
Dno is a new video by our Russian friend’s Absurd skateboards. We asked them to tell us a little about this clip.
I took a little break to make sure we have this new Absurd clip. This week we finally went to the destination we wanted. It’s a small city called Dno. Dno literally means botttom. Maybe it’s the same in Croatian. This year with Absurd we were pretty much at the bottom with no boards and no idea how to keep doing but somehow manage to put it together and keep it going. So, we decided to make fun of the situation and go to a city called Bottom which is very small and obiviously quite shit for skateboarding. You got to be at the very bottom to consider this a skate spot.
Dno was filmed by Barabaka and Mikas and edited by Barabaka and it premiers on Friday in the old Fažana square Piazza Grande. Screenings start from 8pm.
Dávid Mikulán is an intermedia artist who graduated from the Fine Art University, Budapest. Amongst numerous group and solo exhibitions, he has collaborated with the Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest, Kolibri Theatre and the Hungarian State Opera. His multidisciplinary works reflect on how public spaces have an effect on social structures.
If accidentally we had to explain to UFOs what Eastern Europe means, we are now in an easy position. Simply place them in a comfortable chair and start this video.
Reactions is made by skateboarders in Debrecen and it’s all about the low-key, depression, discomfort, and the compulsive destruction of another’s joy. It draws on a defective perception of the public space, which necessarily leads to a lack of community experience, depression, loneliness, alienation. The movie takes place in a world where everyone has their own panel to get home and get drunk, beat your family members, stare at the TV or cut your blood vessels. Keep the streets quiet, abandoned, let the trash blow in the wind because it can be tossed out the window, because the streets are public, so it belongs to nobody.
Check this one out on Saturday 28th at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 8pm.
On Friday 27th at the Fažana old square Piazza Grande we are watching Mockba Life by Paul Labadie.
First you get the brewsky, then you get the bread, then you get the vodka.
Bread in this case meaning clips and photos… It was beer if you were thirsty and vodka to celebrate… That’s pretty much how it went down this past summer when the Vans Europe crew headed to the Russian capital for two weeks. After Pfannman made sure everyone had their Russian visas in order the crew assembled in Moscow on June 21, Go Skateboarding Day. Max Pack and Romain Batard were on hand to film, Davy Van Laere was there shooting photos and the crew was large! We’re talking a big crew of Europeans (and one American) consisting of Daniel Lutheran, Victor Pellegrin, Axel Cruysberghs, Yeelen Moens, Albert Nyberg, Val Bauer, Joseph Biais, Kale Wiehn, Thanos Panou, and Pepe Tirelli all flown in and of course the Russian locals Kirill Korobkov, Roma Ivanov, Alex Krasniy, Boss, Vova Pavlov, Tolia Titaev and others were on hand to share all the amazing new Moscow spots (many built in the past 4-5 years due to the 2018 World Cup). And of course, the crew got that bread! It was like a bread factory… Edited by Paul Labadie (who would have been on the trip also had it not been for the birth of his new daughter) and packed with excitement is “Mockba Life”. So sit back, grab some vodka and enjoy.
Text by Will Harmon
You Slid Through is capturing the adventures of four back seat drivers – each with an impeccable eye for lane placement in left-hand drive vehicles – through the mountainous vistas, and terrifyingly burly transition of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring Hallford, JThaxx, and Sox. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Buckle up on Friday night in Fažana starting from 8pm!
Stockholm Skate Nation is working with skateboarding as a tool for finding a way into society. On Saturday 28th we are watching Skate Nation by Paul Botwid at the Kino Valli (Valli cinema) in Pula starting from 8pm.
When Sayed, Mohsen, and Hazrat first arrived to Sweden as refugees, they knew nothing about skateboarding – now it’s an important part of their lives.
If you want to know more about the organization Skate Nation check it out here.
Dorkzone 2 – Le Boxx is an arty evolution of the first Dorkzone project. The idea behind the project is to produce content that gives access to skate culture that isn’t just focused on tricks and good skating. This time around the animations have evolved from stop-motion cardboard cut-outs to hand-drawn flowy cell animations from Mike all once again set against an original soundtrack from Sondre Mortensen. The film stars Gabbe Viking, Mimmi Leckius, Moa Zander, Amandus Mortensen, and Sondre Mortensen.
The Dorkzone videos are the tip of the iceberg to the Dorkzone universe, which has evolved into creative workshops that teach kids animation, giant skatepark murals, books, exhibitions and soundtracks.
Names behind this project: Mike O’Shea, Nils Svensson, and Phil Evans.
We have a pleasure of catching it on Sunday 29th at the National park Brijuni.
For the last 7 years artist and filmmaker Thomas Campbell has been making a self funded skateboarding movie, mainly shot on 16mm film titled Ye Olde Destruction. The video comes with a solid grip of shredders building and skating DIY spots, some street action, pools, and other stuff.
It’s really about capturing sessions and the movement of the life and happenings in these situations.
Campbell has enlisted an A list team of lensmen to help him capture the motion picture scenarios and shreddings – French Fred, Jon Miner, Mike Manzoori and Connor Wyse among others. The film also embodies and unveils the inter web of a community, a community of outlaws nonetheless, but a community.
Featuring skaters: Evan Smith, Jon Dickson, Jason Adams, Rick Mccrank, Max Schaaf, Caswell Berry, Brent Atchley, Ellisa Steamer, Ray Barbee, Al Partanen, Omar Salazar, Jackson Pilz and many many more.
The film screening is supported with a live soundtrack playing at the spot by Sergej Vutuc, Nenad Sinkauz and Miodrag Gladović (Jomi Ajjomi).
We are enjoing this treat on Sunday 29th at the Brijuni island.
Photo by Henry Kingsford
Jim Craven is coming to us with Pearls, a project exploring the European works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Dotted across the continent, Calatrava’s buildings and bridges follow a design style that makes his work uniquely skateable. Featuring an ensemble cast of Carhartt WIP riders including Sylvain Tognelli, Ollie Lock, Joe Gavin, Gabriel Engelke, and Jonas Skroder.
I’m still filming it so I don’t know exactly but it’ll be about 10 minutes long.
The video plays at the Brijuni island on Sunday the 29th of September.
Teddie is the first full-length Serious Adult video, filmed over the last 10 months, loosely based around trips to Marseille and Zaragoza, with some South London crust thrown in for good measure! Featuring full parts from Tom Delion, Jack Soden Sebastian Lemus and Darwin Cranium, alongside appearances from the wider GCSA squadron.
The screening of George Toland’s video is set at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th.
A skateboarding cruise with the artist Raphael Bravin Fumaça, filmed by Daniel Ferreira, going through a couple of neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte. Check it out on Thursday 27th at the Brioni hotel in Fažana.
Daniel Ferreira is a skateboarder, videographer, and artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. His artistic work around skateboarding visual culture started with research on the relation between skateboarding and video histories.