6 Edits, 6 Minutes, 6 Bucks (per edit, the video is $36 on Vimeo on demand (pre-order)). Available April 6, 2014.
SSM is proud to present a new way to view skate videos. Rather than wait a year or two to gather all the footage for a full-length video, we will be releasing a full six-minute section every other month for a year.
Starting with the First-Blood team, you will get to see Brian Shima, Joey Chase, John Bolino, Marc Moreno, Gabriel Hyden, and a to-be-announced sixth member of the team you will be able to expect a new release on the 6th of April, June, August, October, December and next February.
Everything we do, we keep in mind the skating community at large. We are happy to present what we feel is our best work yet.
All of the proceeds from this project go directly to the skater (50%) and to a production budget to keep this project going (50%). We hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed (most of the time) making The 666 Series.
Written and directed by industry pioneer Arlo Eisenberg, edited by rollerblading’s most influential filmmaker Joe Navran (FOR II, Elements, Coup De Tat) and produced by Mindgame‘s Shane Coburn, “What Do You Believe In?” set out to completely re-imagine what a rollerblading video could be.
“What Do You Believe In?” features five of the brightest stars in rollerblading: Brian Shima, Jon Elliott, Josh Petty, Rachard Johnson, and Jaren Grob. The video focuses on their skating, which is some of the best ever captured on film, but it is complemented by a surreal story line which weaves in and out of their sections.
“What Do You Believe In?” is not a narrative story in the conventional sense, nor is it a standard skate video neatly divided into rider’s sections. It is a low budget, experimental, artistic interpretation of skating that does not merely break all of the rules but seems to be completely unaware of them altogether.
The skating alone would rank “What Do You Believe In?” among the best videos ever made, but add to that its artistic vision and its fearless conviction to add something completely new to the rollerblading landscape and what you’ve got is an instant classic. “What Do You Believe In?” is a landmark video and a must have for any rollerbladers collection.
I’m clearing up this Montre thing once and for all. I’m starting to feel sick over all of the hate being projected onto someone that I truly have respect for, Brian Shima.
After Blading Cup, Montre decided to change his flight back to North Carolina and spend some time out at Woodward with me. Funny enough, we ended up doing this twice and turned into one of the best times I’ve had in a while. During his stay here, I first heard of this whole rumor that Montre was switching companies. I don’t find my two cents on the Internet because quite frankly, nothing stated on any forum or message board is true. Especially when someone hides behind an alias and, (the ever so popular, “Anonymous”.
I’m stating this outright, I heard the entire conversation that Montre had with Shima. Yes, they spoke on the phone, nothing was taken care of through a text message .
Do you really think in all of the years Brian has been skating, that he would handle this situation in such an unprofessional matter?
Shima has infinite respect for everyone on his team.