This 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.
Brian Schaefer and Lee Dupont keep the ship on course in part two of the TWS Awards: Ray Barbee and Evan Smith present Best Team, Theotis Beasley and Jason Hernandez present Best Video, Marc Johnson and Chris Roberts present Best Video Part and Christian Hosoi introduced the TWS Legend Award.
Stay tuned to the TWS site as they’ll be dropping the Skateistan and Jay Adams Legend videos next month when their Awards issue hits newsstands!
“Let Us Roam” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. In this short clip, Ray talks about his beginnings in skateboarding, his musical career and how he documents his life with his Leica M6.
Check out an interview with Ray over at the Leica blog by clicking here.
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.