The general public still views Skateboarding as "youth culture"....the men and women in this documentary are doing all they can to obliterate this stereotype.
"You didn't quit skateboarding because you got old, you got old because you quit skateboarding." Jay Adams
This will not be your typical skateboard movie, it won't have trick, after trick, after trick, instead it will focus on the riders, who they are and why they skate, with a little history thrown in because these stories are just too rad to ignore. These aren't your stereotypical skaters, they are businessmen, fathers, husbands, legends... all committed to skating.
Why this? I started skateboarding again a few months ago at 41 years old, after 15 years and 20 pounds away from the sport. I was pulled back in by the abundance of skate parks popping up all over Seattle. At first I thought I was an anomaly, an old man riding in a sea of kids with scooters and bikes. Then something odd happened, I started to meet more and more old guys like me, either back on their boards after years away, or simply still shredding after all these years. This got me thinking, this would be a great story to tell. After talking Matt Scholz (pictured below) into the project we begun shooting. The project has grown as more and more amazing characters have appeared (including some of my childhood heroes), and I've added a buddy of mine from High School to the crew, Ben Niles, also a fantastic photographer. Unfortunately Matt has moved on to greener pastures, he is now a photographer from the Philadelphia Eagles, but that hasn't stopped this project. I've been adding more and more gear to my quiver and have become sort of a expert on DIY film making gear.
Matt getting a shot of Brice Niebuhr at Greenlake Skatepark, just before we got rained out.