Chronicling the career of Australia’s hometown hero, FULL CIRCLE is an intimate look into the life of Cj Wellsmore, one of rollerblading’s longest standing and most charismatic professional athletes. After competing at an international level for over 25 years, CJ now finds himself at a crossroad. Follow his journey as he attempts to understand his origins on wheels and the driving forces behind his continued love for the sport that he has dedicated his life to. Get the VOD on Dom-west.com for $10.
I had a problem with my right shoulder and had surgery in February. Rehabilitation was a very very hard and long journey, but I was able to overcome it with the support of my friends and family. I’m also grateful that I came back here again. It was my first Sydney. I’m proud to have done this with Karsten Boysen and Dom West. Great cityscape matches their beautiful camera work. Big Arigato! - Yuto Goto.
Previously: Yuto Goto (Japan) - Endorphin (2022).
Previously: NMII - Night Moves Part II by Dom West (2021).
Night Moves Part II. Shot in Sydney, Australia. Featuring Rian Arnold, Josh Nielsen, Alan Dick, Scott Crawford, Josh Butler, Craig Brocklehurst, Toby Yau, Cj Wellsmore, Dom West, Gav Drumm & Tien Nguyen. Music: Timecop.
Night Move, Part I (2017) - PLAY.
August 2021: The Shinobi Blade Clan releases some skating footage from June 2019.
The Shinobi Blade Clan, a group of passionate individuals who are bound by the love of Rollerblading. Featuring: Caleb Austin Smith, Daniel Ogbogu, Samson Omotosho & Aloma Idris.
And if you want to see more of the Shinobi Blade Clan, here is the documentary by Dom West.
STREETS OF LAGOS | (African Rollerblading Documentary) by Dom West
Shot on location in West Africa, ‘Streets of Lagos’ provides a rare insight into the lives of Nigeria’s first generation of rollerbladers. What was once a niche sport that saw widespread participation across the globe in the late 90’s has emerged in 2020 as a fringe subculture in the streets of Lagos. Originally used as a way to navigate the city’s dense traffic, today, a select few use their skates as a form of self-expression, something which can be hard to find in what is one of the toughest cities in the world.
The story is told through the eyes of Daniel Ogbogu, Lagos’ strongest up-and-coming street skater, who gives insight into the struggles of daily life in Nigeria and the strength that skating gives him. He is joined by travelling professional athlete, Brian Freeman, who seeks to nurture the sense of community amongst the youths of Lagos and to help them find sense in the chaotic world in which they live.
Check some photos & behind the scenes on Untitledfilmworks.com.au.
Intuition rider Chris Haffey (aka Chris Half-Aussie) checks in from his second home in Australia, and unboxes a fresh pair of throwback future shoes from his childhood hero Brian Shima. These days, Chris and his wife Elle are raising their son Cruz down under - waiting out the pandemic, eager to return to California soon. Lucky for us, he got with Dom West to give us a glimpse of classic Haffey skating, in new again skates from a previous era.
Razors Cult Shima 1 Skates (Photo courtesy of Inlinespecial.cz)
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Scott Crawford breaking in his new Danny Beer THEM Skates. At 45 years old, Scott’s an inspiration for anyone trying to skate into their 40s and beyond.
6 years on from Vine St Chapter 1, we are proud to present the second instalment: CHAPTER II.
Despite the crew now on their separate paths, the friendships formed under the roof of 58 Vine St still remain and Dom West’s drive to document the scene’s progression is stronger than ever.
Starring: CJ Wellsmore, Rian Arnold, Gav Drumm, Tien Nguyen, Robbie Pitts, Alan Dick, Matthias St. John, Josh Nielsen, Craig Brocklehurst & Cam Wesson. Running Time 50 mins. Directed, Filmed & Edited by Dom West. Visit Dom-west.com.