Greg Hunt

Rowan Zorilla’s “Propeller” RAW FILES

Greg Hunt and Thrasher Magazine have released over four minutes of RAW footage from Rowan Zorilla’s breakthrough part in Vans’ hard hitting full-length PROPELLER video. Have a look and see just why this Shep Dawg is amongst the contenders for 2015’s SOTY.

Vans PROPPELER on iTunes Now!

YouTube Preview ImageFollowing its global premiere tour, Vans has released skateboarding’s most anticipated video for 2015, PROPELLER on iTunes to preview, buy and download now. PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video on iTunes delivers over an hour of unseen outtakes and the making of bonus content featuring the Vans professional skateboarding team. Upcoming additional PROPELLER features will also present PROPELLER: RAW EDITS, a series of 14 clips from the cutting room floor including alternate angles, unused tricks and behind-the-scenes perspectives, available for download with every purchase later this month.

Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding.

Vans PROPELLER World Premiere Tour Dates Announced

YouTube Preview ImageThis May, Vans marks the official release of its highly anticipated first-ever, feature-length Vans skateboarding video, Propeller. Directed by acclaimed pro skateboarder turned filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the heavies in modern skateboarding alongside legends and pioneers of our culture, this video is set to blow some minds.

On April 21, Vans presents the world premiere of Propeller at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets to the Los Angeles world premiere will be sold exclusively at select local skate shops beginning this Saturday, April 11th. Propeler will make its international debut across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Visit VansPropeller.com to learn more about world premiere tour dates, locations, ticket information and to find a local premiere near you.

The Devil’s Toy Redux

The Devil's Toy Redux With Fourteen directors… eleven remixes… eight countries on four continents… one counter-culture and interactive experience, Claude Jutra’s pioneering National Film Board of Canada (NFB) skateboarding film, “The Devil’s Toy” (linked and displayed in our Focal Point feature), has inspired a new interactive production: The Devil’s Toy Redux, a global online skate culture experience from the NFB, a world leader in interactive media.

In 1966, a young Jutra made one of the world’s first skateboarding films with just a shoulder-mounted camera and a bunch of kids on boards. It helped to define the early history of skate cinema. What’s more, it was an outstanding example of how NFB filmmakers were pioneers of Direct Cinema, a movement of the late fifties and early sixties that helped change the face of filmmaking.

In The Devil’s Toy Redux, the original film is joined by eleven new short films by directors from around the world. New films for The Devil’s Toy Redux were shot in New York City (dir. Steve Durand); Los Angeles (dir. Greg Hunt); Vancouver (dir. Corey Adams); Montreal (dir. Myriam Verreault); Victoriaville (dir. Matt Charland); Lyon, France (dir. Fred Mortagne); Bad Durkheim, Germany (dir. Peter Schüttemeyer and Marten Persiel); Athens (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos); Bor, Serbia (dir. Nikola Ležaić); Johannesburg (dir. Luke Jackson and Jess James Harris) and Singapore (dir. Qi An Yuan).

The site allows users to navigate from one film to the next and witness the evolution of skate culture across the globe through a multiplicity of lenses, as skateboarders, filmmakers, web developers and designers all share their unique points of view.

For the NFB’s 75th anniversary year, The Devil’s Toy Redux has also been re-imagined as an interactive installation, running May 8th to June 19th at Place des Arts in Montreal, followed by dates in other cities.

The Devil’s Toy Redux

The Devil’s Toy by Claude Jutra, National Film Board of Canada

Fourteen directors… eleven remixes… eight countries on four continents… one counter-culture and interactive experience.

Claude Jutra’s pioneering National Film Board of Canada (NFB) skateboarding film, “The Devil’s Toy”, has inspired a new interactive production: The Devil’s Toy Redux, a global online skate culture experience from the NFB, a world leader in interactive media.

In 1966, a young Jutra made one of the world’s first skateboarding films with just a shoulder-mounted camera and a bunch of kids on boards. It helped to define the early history of skate cinema. What’s more, it was an outstanding example of how NFB filmmakers were pioneers of Direct Cinema, a movement of the late fifties and early sixties that helped change the face of filmmaking.

In The Devil’s Toy Redux, the original film is joined by eleven new short films by directors from around the world. The site allows users to navigate from one film to the next and witness the evolution of skate culture across the globe through a multiplicity of lenses, as skateboarders, filmmakers, web developers and designers all share their unique points of view.

The Devil’s Toy Redux lets users explore the cities, its skaters, the boards they ride and their favourite places. The site’s theme-based navigation highlights the issues that define the skaters’ experiences: confrontation, social resistance, resignation and resolve. Skate pictures and videos on Instagram hashtagged “#devilstoy” also automatically appear in The Devil’s Toy Redux, geo-localized for each featured city, as users share their skate experiences and cultures.

Quick Facts

New films for The Devil’s Toy Redux were shot in New York City (dir. Steve Durand); Los Angeles (dir. Greg Hunt); Vancouver (dir. Corey Adams); Montreal (dir. Myriam Verreault); Victoriaville (dir. Matt Charland); Lyon, France (dir. Fred Mortagne); Bad Durkheim, Germany (dir. Peter Schüttemeyer and Marten Persiel); Athens (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos); Bor, Serbia (dir. Nikola Ležaić); Johannesburg (dir. Luke Jackson and Jess James Harris) and Singapore (dir. Qi An Yuan).

The creative director of The Devil’s Toy Redux is Alex Leduc. The producers are Dana Dansereau and Dominique Willieme, with Loc Dao and Hugues Sweeney as executive producers. Website design and development is by studio Deux Huit Huit.

For the NFB’s 75th anniversary year, The Devil’s Toy Redux has also been re-imagined as an interactive installation, running May 8th to June 19th at Place des Arts in Montreal, followed by dates in other cities.

“Let us Roam” Trailer

Be sure to keep an eye out for “Let us Roam”, a new series of webisodes from Leica Cameras that features stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. This first four part film portrait series tells the stories from behind the lens and path that led Atiba Jefferson, Greg Hunt, Arto Saari and Ray Barbee to photography.