skateboard memories
Film Diary | 2003 | February

A milestone in the movie creation had been reached. Beta version of all sections (almost) in the movie was finished. We started to look ahead for one of the missing parts, a narrator (speaker) for the film. That was solved very nicely when Dan Gesmer agreed to help us out with this. He came to Malmö in February to do the first narrating version.

While Dan was here he helped us out with a new try to contact Swedish summer camp personalities through the years. We got Per Welinder on the phone and he promised to give us some words and also help out getting some from Tony, Lance and Rodney. We also had a talk with Alan "Ollie" Gelfand who is back into skating again since a couple of years. He was a trainer at the camp 1980 with Stacy Peralta. We where and are still missing some good photos from that camp on him and Stacy. We had e-mail contact with both Stacy and George Powell on this matter but no luck so far.

We also had Ed Nadelin on the line. He is a cult flatland freestyler from way back (late 1970's). He is living in Rome since many, many years. We called him to see if he had any info on the whereabouts of Mike Weed. They where both on the Hobie team in the good old days. Mike and Bob Skoldberg where trainers at the first camp 1979. Actually Ed Nadelin was also supposed to go there but he found his heart in Rome that same year.

Another funny thing was the phone call to Tony. Seemed like Dan had got his number from Stacy recently. Corky thought that it was worth a shot. He took the phone and a little bit nervous, it was like 17 years ago since they had talked to each other (oh gee, was it that long ago), he dialled the number. Soon it became apparent that the number Stacy had given to Dan was not the Tony we expected. It was for Tony Alva.

Tony Hawk Rodney Mullen Tony Hawk Lance Mountain Doubles Rodney & Per Puttis, Slappo, Göthberg