And here it is, the winning entry from Transworld Skateboarding’s 2009 Skate & Create video contest with involved four companies getting 9 days each in a warehouse to put together a video. And etnies came through with a very convincing storyboard combined with solid skateboarding and just astounding props to win it. Watch the video below but first here’s the official statement to “The Legend Of Boxton Square” from Terry Snyder, etnies Art Director:
We aired out a lot of ideas leading up to S&C, but it was Mike Manzooriâ€™s dream sequence storyboard filled with a cardboard city that had us sold. It fit what we wanted to do visuallyâ€”the photos and video would be equally striking, and it was â€œdo-able.â€ The props were lightweight, mostly recycled, the unknown obstacles could be styled to match our set, the video had a beginning, middle, and end, and it was guaranteed to be unique. The stage was set.
Enter Sean Maltoâ€¦ the perfect person to carry out the lighthearted storyline. The story actually starts at TransWorldâ€™s warehouse when he receives a package and finds himself getting sucked into Boxton Square, a cardboard dream city full of places to skate. It was a labor of love for all of us, and it shows through in the photos and video. We couldnâ€™t have asked for a better video director and crew, photographer, set designers, support staff, or team of skateboarders. Everyone ripped.
etnies Teamriders: MVP Sean Malto, Kyle Leeper, Mikey Taylor, Tyler Bledsoe, Davis Torgerson
Directed and Edited by Mike Manzoori
Concept and Creative Direction by Sharon Tomlin
Supervising Art Director Terry Synder