For this series, Monster Children asks a skateboarder to recreate an iconic shot that influenced their career. Episode one features Mike Carroll recreating Mickey Reyes backside wallride at 24th and Mission in San Francisco. The original shot appeared in 1986, and now here paying homage to the OG almost 30 years later. We asked filmmaker Su Young Choi to talk about the project. Here’s what he said..
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The son of a pastor — and one of 10 children — Venture and Spitfire rider Josh Matthews grew up with humble roots in a small town in Oregon. He didn’t start skating to go pro or travel the world to film video parts. He didn’t even know what pros were or why people filmed tricks back when he got his first board. This is the story of a kid who knew what he loved, and chased after it despite any obstacles in his path. Here is the latest Push from the berrics.
Everyone has a story. Everyone comes from somewhere. Real, spitfire and thunder rider Ishod Wair grew up in Bordentown, New Jersey, where he was a super hyper kid with ADHD playing manhunt, crushing on girls, and avoiding kids playing basketball at the playground so he could skate instead. He’s never had a normal job. But with the support of his mom, Ishod — who used to get made fun of for being the only black skater in town — turned his passion into a career. Click here or the picture to see how it all happened.