Destroying by Example

In the mid nineties, skateboarding exploded, the decompression of a bored generation, propelling each of its best practitioners to the rank icon, rock star. Alcohol, drugs, partying and world tours were the norm. Erik Ellington was one of them, one of the best, the embodiment of relentless charisma & style.

Two decades on and at 38 years of age, Erik is a veteran. A life fighting inner demons has lead to a new chapter, one of sobriety, abstinence and responsibility.

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Ali Boulala Was the Original Baker Boy

When Epicly Later'd started, one of the first things I wanted to do was an Ali Boulala episode. I imagined doing a whole season just on him. He was the perfect subject of the show—hilarious, amazing at skateboarding, infectious to be around, yet also a bit of a mystery. Where and how did he become how he is? There couldn't be anyone else on Earth quite like him.

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Manhattan Days

A film by Pontus Alv for Converse Cons

Manhattan Days is a film composed by Pontus Alv celebrating the Converse Cons Polar Skate Co. CTAS Pro and featuring Cons and Polar riders Aaron Herrington, Kevin Rodrigues, David Stenström, Jerome Campbell, Dane Brady and Pontus himself.

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Arto Saari

Arto Saari is a professional skateboarder born in Seinajoki, Finland. He's been one of the most celebrated skateboarders of our time, while starring in several skate films and elevating the standard in the industry. In the last three years Arto has shifted his focus from skateboarding to photography. This short film captures that transition and his process to make photography his profession.Write here...

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