Valley Of A Thousand Hills
A short film by Jess Colquhoun and Huck Magazine
Hidden within rural Durban, South Africa in the Valley Of A Thousand Hills a secret spot for young shredders is growing. Indigo Skate Camp is empowering the local Zulu villagers to learn and grow through the language of skateboarding and opening opportunities for them to experience what lies on the other side of the hill.
Director and Cinematographer: Jess Colquhoun
Produced by: Jess Colquhoun, Isabel Freeman, Bindi Kaufmann, Andrea Kurland
Editor: Isabel Freeman
Additional Editing: Jess Colquhoun
Assistant Editor: Seb Helestine
Titles: Oliver Stafford
Translations by: Sibusiso Shelembe, Siboniso Langa
Thanks to: Andile Msomi, Sbusiso Sbisi, Asanda Hadebe, Alex King, Ore Okonedo, Charl Jensel, Dallas Oberholzer and everyone at Indigo Skate Camp
Music: ‘Introduction’, ‘Chifundo’ and ‘The Way I Feel’ performed by WITCH.
Courtesy of Now-Again Records & Emmanuel Jagari Chanda.
Valley Of A Thousand Hills
Lib Tech has been making skateboards, using the world’s most environmentally nicer manufacturing practices, for almost 20 years, and for 15 of those Sky Siljeg has been riding for them. Sky and Lib Tech Skate histories run deep as you can see in this short documentary “Stay Sky” that dives in to a little of the history behind Seattle’s child skate contest star turned free flowing, free expressing four wheeled artist and new Lib Tech Skate professional. Enjoy the vid and get out there and skate!
In the mid-nineties, a skateboarder named Jon Comer gained notoriety on the international scene. Despite having a prosthetic leg, Jon climbed the pro ranks and skated at the highest level. To this day, Jon continues to inspire generations of adaptive skateboarders. Here is one of their stories.
Born without hands and missing a leg from the knee down Oscar Loreto Jr. faces challenges few can relate to. Oscar was introduced to his passion of skateboarding by a picture of Jon Comer at an early age. Tired of being treated differently in traditional sports, Oscar found solidarity within the skateboard community.
Watch how one man’s courage trickled-down to inspire generations in “An Ode to Jon Comer.”
Directed by: Ben Stoddard
DOP: Jan Schuster
Assistant Director: Cassandra Surina
Music by: Jeremy Maclean-Wallace
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For over two years, Sean Malto has been working hard physically and mentally to get back on his skateboard, back to the professional level that he was at before a nasty ankle injury took him out in his hometown of Kansas City towards the end of 2013. Ty Evans and his Ghost Digital Cinema crew dig in to point and shine the light on Sean with a short documentary piece as he moves forward from a second surgery while being sidelined from the very thing that fuels his career and happiness – skateboarding.
Unfortunately, injuries are part of the process and progression with skateboarding. We’ve all endured them and they can be brutal, but you get back up and push through the pain to ride another day. Have a look into Sean’s mindset as he takes on physical therapy and discusses his thoughts towards skating comfortably with his friends once again as a top professional street skater.
Blow Factory is the story of a unique skateboard brand based in Normandy that makes solid wood decks. Influenced by the 70s, Victor Bloch also cultivates his passion for wood through the preparation of old and decorative timber bicycles, in close collaboration with a local artisan.
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Directed, edited and designed by Stéphane Zissu
Ishod Wair, Peter Ramondetta, Raven Tershy and Kevin Terpening take on the sights, skate spots and culture of Japan along with security guards, bullet trains and assorted terrain in this film directed by Kai Neville. Sit back and enjoy – Anonymous Zone.
Check out the photography by Arto Saari and the story featured in What Youth Issue 13 as well.