VIDEO: The Journey of the Beasts

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source: Journey of the Beasts

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill skate trick video. We’ve all seen those grungy ollie-and-grind fests repeatedly and even if you were never into boarding, one of your overenthusiastic friends probably has pushed you to like one of their dour lo-def vids of them attempting to emulate Ryan Sheckler. No, believe us when we say that this is the best skate video we’ve seen. Period. It’s not just the tricks and the kicks – it’s a heartwarming tale of Europeans travelling to Indonesia and immersing themselves in local culture while spreading the love and inspiring young kids (and a 55-year-old medicinal healer, ironically named Mr. Elektro!) to start boarding. It’s about half-an-hour long and is well worth your lunch break. It’s funny, picturesque, and weepy at times – we’d love to see a full-length.

Find more from director Sebastian Linda on Vimeo.