Recently I decided to work on some personal projects in my spare time. It's another way for me to stay creative and keep fresh. Skateboarding has always been a big part of my life. In a time when skating is becoming increasingly corporate and mainstream, the root of skateboarding hasn't changed. At the end of the day it's about being with your friends, living life, and having good times. This is the first short film in a series that looks at the core and nostalgia of riding skateboards. It's my small way of giving back to something that has brought me so much joy.
Glory, is the first piece in the skate series. It chronicles a small day trip with some friends out to "Gloryhole," a secluded skatespot in Northern California. It's a fullpipe that serves as a spillway for the reservoir above it. The only way to reach it is to hike a little bit, hop some fences, then raft up to it. Not only did I want to capture the beauty behind the skating, I really wanted to create sense of nostalgia for adventure, and the process of getting to the destination. I hope you enjoy the piece, and I'm hoping to have the next film completed early next year.