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RSA's Brett Foraker Directs Breathtaking Skate Film

20/12/2016
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London, UK
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The director’s new short ‘This Is Marco’ sees him capture the unique performance of skateboarder FreestyleMarco

Set to an original score from producer and vocalist Crywolf, Foraker follows Marco as he details his life in skating; the crashes, the criticisms, the repetition, and never giving up on something that he loves.

Marco possesses a Rodney Mullen-esque vision for street skating. And is truly breathtaking to watch.

“Every morning in LA there is was a pickup basketball game at my local park. The faces changed but there was one fixture–off to the side, on an unused court, a young man practiced acrobatics on his skateboard. Two things struck me: his dedication to his craft and the sheer beauty of what he was doing. I introduced myself. He said his name was Freestyle Marco. I asked if I could take a few stills, he said okay. More than anything I wanted to know what motivated him. He had an almost Zen-like concentration. One day, one of my fellow players said: ‘You know, somebody should really film that kid.’ It turned out that my teammate was Daniel Pearl a well-known cinematographer. From there, we decided to do just that. So we got some friends together and followed Marco around for a bit. We asked him questions and took him to some of our favourite LA spots. This is the piece we made–it’s a sort of skate film I guess, but one that’s not really about skating. It’s called This is Marco.” Brett Foraker.

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