17.08.15 by Staff

Mini Documentary of the Day: The Wanderlust of #Vanlife

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You may remember a post about Foster Huntington’s Kickstarter for The Cinder Cone back in February. Huntington was also the man behind the #vanlife hashtag on Instagram, cataloguing the time he spent living out of his camper van.

“The Wanderlust of #Vanlife” is a short documentary, produced by The Atlantic, focusing on the people who choose to undertake the van lifestyle and the community it’s created. Watch the video below!

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12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode

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I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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12.08.15 by Staff

Short Documentary: The Tale of Ikiré Jones

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Fantastic short by Brooklyn-based director and cinematographer, J.M. Harper. “The Tale of Ikiré Jones,” presents an inspiring portrait of two people (Walé Oyéjidé and Sam Hubler) passionate about African fashion and the personal history that goes into the stories we tell through the clothes we wear. Watch the full video below!

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28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers

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Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong

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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.

Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!

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16.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x WeTransfer: HEAVY DREAMERS (Full Film)

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Earlier this year we teamed up with WeTransfer to profile a diverse group of artists and investigate their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Huge thanks to director David Ehrenreich and cinematographer Liam Mitchell, it was an amazing experience working with them once again. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this little piece, I hope you enjoy it! Please view it full screen HD if your connection is fast enough!

HEAVY DREAMERS features interviews with: Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Watch the full film below!

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28.05.15 by Staff

Totally Free by Daniel Soares

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Totally Free is a short documentary by San Francisco based art director Daniel Soares that explores the unique world of contemporary rollerskating culture. Beautifully shot. Watch the full video below.

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07.05.15 by Jeff

Documentary: “Hitters” by Scott Carthy

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Scott Carthy returns with another dance documentary, this time focused on New York’s street dancing legacy. Watch “Hitters” below.

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