skateboard memories
Film Diary | 2002 | May

The original idea was to do a complete summer camp documentary of all the camps from 1979-85. This was soon being proved to be a too huge of a task for us. Firstly almost all of the footage we had was from the camp in 1985 with Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen. To try and find all the older footage from earlier camps would be too much work at this stage. We soon decided to start with a documentary of the 1985 Swedish summer camp. In that we could then have a smaller section with pictures and some footage from the earlier camps. The working name for the film was "1985 Swedish summer camp nostalgia".

I had been reading an article on the web that Chris Eggers had footage on Mike McGill's first 540 (McTwist) on the camp 1984. We only had that on photo. This would be perfect for our historical section. I contacted him and he was stoked to hear that we where going to do a summer camp documentary and was happy to help out. Soon we had a VHS cassette with Mike's McTwist. This was originally filmed on super 8. Jani had also found his old Super 8 films and there where some nice old footage of Steve Caballero and Mike McGill at the camps 1981-82.

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