Film Trucks

Film Trucks / "INTO THE WILD SUNDAY"

"INTO THE WILD SUNDAY" is a yearly initiative by Jérémie Daclin - the longtime Lyon, France and worldwide activist, formerly via Cliché Skateboards and currently via Film Trucks (a brand already strong of quite the video output, always involving la crème de la crème of locals everywhere and on both ends of the camera, that is). A secret spot somewhere in the South of Lyon, a lengthy list of associates that isn't just for business calls and boom: there goes the recipe for an invite-only weekend treating a selection of the most active shops in their area with some chill vibes in the French countryside, also making for an opportunity to discuss around some solid skateboarding and sustainance as opposed to through the untangible frequencies of pseudo-connected technology.

Even though, last year, this event that's only really one on the human level (which just so happens to be the one that matters) couldn't take place due to some wet weather, this time it did occur, as this video recap by Vendôme O.G. Hugo Bernatas and photo gallery by renowned curve appreciator Loïc Benoit both testify.

And the shops who earned their rights to this summer weekend this time were the whole ABS Skateshop family (LyonGrenobleAnnecy), but also L'Appart Skateshop from Saint-Etienne and of course, Wall Street. Just as many operations that, to this day, remain crucial to their respective local scenes and are thus worthy of your support!

Filming Crazy

LIVE has brought up Markus Bengtsson's video productions before - some might remember him as the Poetic Collective filmer - and several times, too; in addition to being prolific on the YouTubes, he's also the one responsible for handicrafting this new montage for Film Trucks (Jérémie Daclin's brainchild), and for actually showcasing it today on the sextuple V via TransWorld SKATEboarding and Solo Skate Mag.

Poetic Collective owner Tom Botwid's spins on ledge dancing most likely will make you dizzy, as the front truck specialist nails his into the coffin of many a bench spot all the way from his Scandinavian hometurf to the South of France; locked in around the cities of Bordeaux and Lyon, more specifically.

But just as Instagram is about to declare him the King of Gradignan, Léo Valls intercepts the other half of the timeline, only to remind us of his marble-rooted interpretative skills, of how Magenta are the people in charge here and of his nollie shifty flip, one we had been missing at least as much as the Bordeaux O.G.'s have been mourning the legendary Malraux spot ever since its demise.

This being said, let it be LIVE's turn to remind you of this documentary DC Shoes produced on Léo's political actions in Bordeaux, as to better appreciate the context of relative harmony on the spots compared to how bad things could get, say, just a few years back...

Regarding the filming, Markus recounts...

PREMIERE / Film Trucks "Colorway" / Thomas Guérin / INTERVIEW

Just a couple of months after the release of "Nouvelle Vague", fifteen minutes of video collected and assembled by Guillaume Colucci for ex-Cliché Skateboards founder (the whole story hereJérémie Daclin's brand: Film Trucks, today, said firm is dropping "Colorway": a montage by Thomas Guérin. The most hardcore (or Grenoble-based) of our readership might remember his name, as LIVE has put it out before via his audiovisual contributions to the reports of last summer's Thursday Sessions.

As its title rightfully suggests, "Colorway" is also announcing the release of three new colorways of Film trucks on the market, each of them attributed to a French up-and-comer: namely, it's Arno WagnerFred Plocque-Santos and Victor Campillo who happen to be on the receiving end of that skate Power Rangers treatment. And right now, as telephone switchboards all over the world are imploding from the mass reaction to these news and the most in-the-know skateshops are already reporting being low on stock, LIVE is keeping you distracted from the chaos via this interview with the aforementioned Thomas Guérin: the man behind this new edit, who turned out to be more than ready to recount his recent rise to absolute success - with a symphony of metal grinding and bushings squeaking punctuating his words to the beat of his hands rubbing together in satisfaction.

Swedish slappies

Our Swedish homies over at Poetic Collective just earned themselves the luxury of a worldwide-scale collaboration with Film Trucks, ex-Cliché founder Jérémie Daclin's new company and, as though to make it all the more official, the virus known for atrophying one's ollie muscles was spread all the way to and around Malmö - where some fine lads await us to reassure that the disease may not be that lethal after all. All filmed by Markus Bengtsson, also behind the recent Copenhagen edit: "Pas De Problème..."!

New Wave Film

We were bringing up Film Trucks as recently as not long ago at all - in Jérémie Daclin's Bigger Spin article, a recap of his legacy as the Lyon skateboarder who put Europe on the map of worldwide skateboarding for good in the late nineties, pretty much. Nowadays, Jérémie is still going at it, keeping himself busy without missing a beat after the disappearance of Cliché Skateboards with what claims to be the first ever truck company from the old continent.

Impeccable synchronicity as today, "Nouvelle Vague", a fifteen-minute montage made for Film Trucks by Guillaume Colucci just hit the sextuple V - a format one could argue makes for a modern equivalent of the ancient one of the full-length company video, as to better match nowadays's average attention span. But let's not disgress.

The editing works, and the imprint of Jérémie's visionary direction is strongly recognizable as the one also responsible for laying out the first blueprints for Cliché two decades ago. Out of the same ballpoint pen, the recipe is all laid out: charismatic B-roll intertwined with raw street prowess, VX-1000 cameras or anything remotely close to one, singular moments caught on tape and a homie vibe dipped in French sauce - title and double entendres included, as far as in the soundtrack. Because Jérémie believes in identity; Jérémie believes in skating as something personal, inspired and transcending the superficial aspects of its mainstream representation.

Generally a piece that's very reminiscent of "Bon Appétit" and French Fred's videos, a sweet surprise, and one that involves Jarne Verbruggen, Léo Valls, Anton Myhrvold, Adrien Coillard, Bastien Regeste, Bastien Marlin, Arno Wagner, Fred Plocq-Santos, Jérémie Daclin, Victor Campillo and Enzo Morel.

Last but not least, if ever around Venice Lyon on the 14th and 15th of September, please do not hesitate to join them guys on a tour of the local sidewalks of the most noble-or-at-least-decent kind - more info on the flyer below, drawn by none other than Mark Gonzales - évidemment.

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