It's snowboard video premiere season down in Southern California, and Landvik and I have decided to trek down from Washington to check some of them out. The People crew kicked off what's sure to be a wild week of parties last night at the post-apocalyptic-looking Oakley headquarters with the world premiere of "Cheers." The fact that they have yet to release a teaser added to the already high anticipation for the movie. Apparently they haven't had time to make one yet. A quiet, and somewhat spun-out looking Pierre Minhondo said he was still editing the movie up "until about five hours before the premiere." Co-director Justin Eeles says the teaser will be up on the Internet any day now, though.
Before the party started I stopped by the Volcom warehouse to meet Landvik who was there delivering a table to Wooly (Richard Woolcott, Volcom head honcho). Check this thing out.
"Woodworking is kind of passion for me, and I thought it'd be kind of a challenging project to do," says Lando. "I thought it'd be sick to make a Volcom table, but I didn't really want a Volcom table at my house or anything. So I figured that it'd be an awesome gift to give Wooly and the whole Volcom family as a sign of appreciation for all the help they've given me over the years."
Lando estimates that it took him about 200 hours to build, but added that he's happy to pour that much work into something, especially a gift for a good friend and a great company/family.
"He was frickin stoked when I gave it to him," says Lando. "I think he was tripping. He said they're gonna remodel the office and that he thinks they'll hang it on the wall in the entrance or something."
Yeah, cuz there's no way this thing could hang on the refrigerator.
The SoCal premiere party week continues tonight, with Gigi Ruf's biopic "9191" at the Lido Theater in Newport. Tomorrow night TransWorld's "In Color" is showing at TW headquarters, and then Videograss is showing their sophomore release "Bon Voyage" at La Paloma in Encinitas on Friday. ESPN will be embedded throughout the week, so keep an eye on the blog for premiere highlights.
If you don't live in the North County San Diego area, and want to check this year's offerings of shred videos out, here's the tour dates of a couple big ones. We'll post the rest as soon as we can track them down.
[A totally not comprehensive list of] Movie Tour Dates:
9191 - Volcom
NowHere -- Absinthe
Deeper -- TGR/Jeremy Jones
Hooked -- Pirate Movie Productions [European tour]
The Storming -- Standard Films
F**k It -- Forum