That has been a frustration of mine. I’ve always wanted to be able to skate, but I lacked the discipline and conviction to move forward with it.
I had a friend who would always talk about the skate community. This surprised me. When you say community, it evokes images of people looking after each other, sharing experiences and motivating each other.
In a nutshell, this is exactly what the skate community is like in Cebu.
Watch the many Cebuano skate videos on YouTube. Look and listen closely. You’ll notice that once someone does a difficult trick, people in the background clap and holler in motivation. Apparently, it’s like that in most of the skate spots in Cebu.
That interested me to hear more about their stories.
Lucky for me, DreamLine Productions liked the idea and we got a crew together to shoot a skate documentary.
We tapped Boots Brandon, an accomplished skater, to help us talk to the community. He was instrumental in getting the right people to tell us their stories.
Finally, we’d like to thank the Chillage for allowing us to tell the story. Without their help, none of this would have been possible.
We called the documentary Old School. It seemed appropriate.
If you’d like to watch Old School: A Skateboard Documentary, watch the video below.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
When: November 16, 2013
Where: The Chillage, Adnama Building, North Reclamation
– Old School: A Skateboard Documentary video launching
– Game of S.K.A.T.E. – registration starts at 3pm – winners get special prizes (FREE registration)
– After party with DJ Blow Sun
We hope to see you there.
UPDATE: We’ll be releasing a new design called Brick by Brick. A portion of the proceeds will be headed towards the Yolanda victims.