Kill City Skateboards‘ 10 year celebration continues this week with more footage found in Dainton’s archive. Watch footage of Nicky Cornell, Darryl Cashman, Ben Leyden, Pete Rigby and Ollie Tyreman that was left over from the filming of the ‘Tourettes’ video.
Jacob Rosenberg’s much anticipated ‘Waiting For Lightning‘ movie screened for the very first time at London’s Prince Charles cinema last night in front of a sold out crowd. UK skaters traveled from all over the country to take in the documented life of legendary skater Danny Way who, alongside writer Bret Johnston, sat back and enjoyed the film before being mobbed and praised by many.
The documentary that can only be explained as ‘epic’, takes you through Danny Way’s history as a child, growing up and skateboarding throughout turbulent family times in Vista, California. It’s a fairly emotional ride, telling a story of the loss, pain, progression, hunger and the ultimate satisfaction of being able to give so much back to skateboarding. The film features the build up to the Great Wall of China jump, the rise of H-Street and Plan B with many guests and close friends and family that include managers Darryl Franklin and Ray Ibe, Way’s mother, Mary, Christian Hosoi, Mike Blabac, Rodney Mullen, Ken Block, Colin McKay, Tony Hawk, Bod Boyle, Steve Douglas and many, many more who share their thoughts on the rise and rise of the most legendary skateboarder of all time.
Scroll down past the gallery of screengrabs from the movie for our exclusive video interview with Danny, ‘WFL’ Bret Johnston and reactions from the UK rabble that left the cinema in awe. Look out for the full DC video that is said to have the creme of the Hawaiian session footage from Danny’s dream home that he spoke to us about in our last interview with him back in 2004.
The second episode of Kill City’s trip to Oregon’s concrete playgrounds is live. Punch an Eagle in Flight part 2 sees Lee Dainton, Beanhead, Marc Churchill, Jerome Loughran and Jake Collins through Oregon to Newport and the Dreamlands built Miller skatepark in Florence. Part 3 of this journey is coming next week, watch this space.
Part one of Kill City’s trip to Oregon is online today so get tuned into Lee Dainton‘s first of four episodes of the trip that features Beanhead, Marc Churchill, Jerome Loughran and Jake Collins traveling through the North West of America in search of dry concrete.
The narrative, once again, is driven my The Milk. Press play for Punch an Eagle in Flight part one.
Lee Dainton has dropped a teaser of a recent Kill City trip to the North West of America. The journey included Jake Collins, Beanhead, Marc Churchill, Jerome Loughran and Dainton himself and ties in with Sidewalk’s latest mag feature with skating filmed at various skateparks.
Watch this teaser as the crew turn up to Orcas Island and look out for the full feature that will drop on March 12th.
When most companies are struggling to push as much content as possible onto the web, it’s nice to see a company take their time to prepare a proper DVD with quality footage and a great soundtrack.
Kill City have chosen to start the year off with a bang by releasing their full length video Rookies featuring Dave Davies, Sam Pulley, Nicky Howells, Jess Young, Joe Lynskey, Jake Collins and Caradog Emanuel. Head honcho Lee Dainton took the role of filming and general hypeman duties for the team and has worked his magic over and above expectations. Watching Rookies gives you the feeling that Kill City is a tight team of friends based in England and Wales where sessions are more about fun than business, which backs up Dainton’s legacy of his team tenfold.
Rookies introduces us to the next generation of UK skateboard royalty and beyond. You would think the video was edited backwards when you witness Dave Davies’ amazing two-song opening section. Joe Lynsky and Nicky Howells take care of the ledge techniques and switch skating, whilst Sam Pulley and Jake Collins mix things up with all-terrain skills. Jake’s all round gnar just landed him on the Quiksilver team so expect his talents to be traveling even more than usual this year. Jess Young has grown up during the filming of his section. He has gone from a gnarly kid leaping consecutive big sets of stairs into a young man with no fear of grinding down rails with 15-foot drops off the side. If he doesn’t kill himself, Jess has a great future ahead of him. Finally, there is Caradog Emanuel for the finish and he closes the video off in style. You can understand why he gets last part when you witness the talent he has on board. Caradog is quick to dish out 360 shove-its switch manuals down a steep bank, long backside lipslides through fountain ledges or a picture perfect heelflip over a rail into a massive bank – skills that make him a name to look out for in the future.
Overall, Rookies is a solid video that you can watch from start to finish without skipping sections or wandering off to make a cup of tea. Great skateboarding all round. The soundtrack also gets thumbs up with music varying from Mobb Deep and Biggie Smalls to Sebadoh and the Butthole Surfers. Finally, the extra credits are probably the funniest 4 minutes I’ve seen in a long time, get a copy today.
This DVD is highly recommended and available right now in your local skate shop.
The second trailer for the Rookies DVD by Kill City Skateboards has dropped this morning with another take on Thrashin’ with voice overs by the Milk.
Click here to watch the first one, and here for photos of the Cardiff premiere. This movie will be premiering after the Crossfire Xmas Jam this Saturday 10th December at Mau Mau, 265 Portobello Rd from 8pm.
Scroll down to watch a recent video interview with Dainton about what to expect.
The Kill City team were out in force last night in their home town of Cardiff to premiere their new DVD, Rookies at the Buffalo Bar.
It can be described in one post from Dan Joyce who wrote on Dainton’s wall this morning:
“Just when skating got boring and predictable, just what it needed, well done.”
Dainton sent us one sentence as the fresh hangover kicked in: “What an excellent night for an exorcism…”
As far as premiere’s go this one was the big one. Even the riders hadn’t seen the film so it was with big anticipation the audience was shouting for Dainton to press play on the DVD. I know Newport will be the punk rock premier but Cardiff was in high spirits too. The team was split between Cardiff and Barcelona on the night but every rider, present or not got the big reception as the parts flew by. Everyone has seen the regular Kill City edits that appear online but this whole video is fresh footage and put together seamlessly. Not wanting to spoil the surprises for the next week of premiere’s, this whole video has style; visually and through the skating too. Dainton’s filming is fast moving and Kill City have put the time, the miles and the energy into this film. The Cardiff premiere was the start of a big week for Rookies. It’s a great team performance and a sick video, make the effort and get to see this film quick! – Jono Atkinson.
Here’s some images shot for us thanks to Jono. If you are viewing this from Wales then don’t miss tonight’s screening in Newport at Le Pub and this Saturday after the Crossfire Xmas Jam with the full team at Mau Mau’s in Portobello road and expect 100% skateboarding as the film is obviously nothing like the trailers.
The Kill City crew are back with another skate park edit this week.
Expect slomo tailgrab feebs vs Wu Tang with Caradog Emanuel, Jess Young and flow riders Sam Pulley and Jake Collins as they warm up at the Worcester public park before hitting the streets to film for Rookies, their forthcoming DVD.
Kill City have become one of the most active UK skate companies over the last year. Here’s another edit of the team that including footage of Caradog, Jess Young, Nicky Howells and guest, Barney Page in a session at Filton skatepark down in Bristol.
In related news team manager and Kill City honcho Lee Dainton needs your support to raise money for Red Nose Day this week. Click here to donate.