One For The Road is an amateur rollerblading video filmed by Mike Torres, Nate Moore, and Augusto Castillo. Starring: Justin Brasco, Augusto Castillo, Mike Torres & Grant Hazelton. Premiering in Brooklyn, NY on 4/1, Free VOD available shortly after on Sellfy.
Filmed in 2014 and 2015, in nine cities with nine different skate setups. It was a confusing time.
MAIN CAMERA: David Dodge, Tim Adams. ADDITIONAL CAMERA: Leon Basin, Ian Copp, Jeremy Lister, Alex Karayannis, Jamie Olmstead, Hector Gonzales, Nate Hall, Kris Troyer, Bobby Reichel, Mike Welland, Justin Brasco, Andrew DiPaolo, Grant Hazelton, Joey Scannella, David Sizemore, Austin Paz, Augusto Castillo. LOCATIONS: Greenville, SC, New York, NY, Vancouver, BC, Charlotte, NC, Macon, GA, San Juan, PR, Boone, NC, Rochester, NY, Atlanta, GA. MUSIC: Hercules & Love Affair, Matthew Dear.
Grant Hazelton collected some moves in 2015. MAIN CAMERA: Kurt Rose. ADDITIONAL CAMERA: Tim Adams, Kris Troyer, Connor Kenrick. EDIT: Mike Torres. MUSIC: Gary Numan. LOCATIONS: Rochester, NY – Washington, DC.
When a company approaches a graphic designer and says: “I want you to create us a logo that we can still use in 50 years, something timeless”. That’s Tim Adams skating. A timeless representation of rollerblading. – Brian Weis.
Edited by Mike Torres. Main camera: Kris Troyer, Mike Torres. Additional camera: Kurt Rose, Connor Kenrick, Nate Hall, Cody Lampman & Al Dolega.
When you’re renting a high rise apartment with marble floors, touring bad ass restaurants more than you’re touring street spots, carving out time for a beach session every day, spending a day in a rainforest sliding down waterfalls, and the poker dice are rolling more than your wheels, you gotta stop and ask yourself, is this a skate trip, or am I just on holiday? – Mike Torres.
Main cameras: Mike Torres, David Dodge, Austin Paz. Additional cameras: Alex Karayannis, Nate Hall, Thomas Martin, Steve Bruning. Music: Tunes, Matthew Dear, Quantic, Menahan Street Band, Rotary Connection, LCD Soundsystem.
I met Jeremy Lister back in 2009 while passing through Greenville, SC. I always remembered him as “the hippie dude who was freakishly good at crab-rolls”. Well, I got one of those right. He’s no hippie, but the man can crab. – Mike Torres.
One drunken night during a weekend of worshipping The Blade Gods, I convinced Gary Murphy to abandon his itinerary back to cold ass Michigan, and come live with me for a couple weeks in Greenville, South Carolina.
Unfortunately I had to work my ass off for the entirety of his stay, but we managed to sneak a few blade sessions in here and there. This was one of those sessions. – Mike Torres.
An action-packed compilation of Mike Torres greatest hits from 2013. This video features such favorites as Front Torque the Big Box Thing, 180 The Big Mountain Thing and everyone’s favorite: Frontside Across The Yellow Loading Dock.
This section will make you laugh, cry and bleed. So sit back, grab a glass of chardonnay and relax yourself to the sweet, sweet visuals of the Blade God known as Mike Torres.
Filmed by David Dodge (Ideasforlions.com). Additional camera: Tim Adams, Mike Welland, Al Dolega, Justin Brasco, Kyle Kusche, Nate Hall, Jeremy Lister, Johnny Ray, Kenny Owens, Garrett Slobey & James Johnson. Locations: Greenville, Charlotte, Boone, Phoenix, London & Barcelona.
Arsenio Patterson and I have been working together on blade video projects since 2005. The blader/filmer relationship is always important when working together on a project, especially when you have someone as talented and as trusting as Arsenio.
At the beginning of this project we had many conversations about what we wanted to accomplish, and what we wanted this to look like. Ultimately the original project we were working on got scrapped due to a change of skate sponsor.
This is a compilation of the footage we gathered during this period. Arsenio Patterson now represents Oso Boots, and has been skating better than ever, while maintaining his responsibilities as a proud father. – Mike Torres.