Homegrowns

Our latest video, which premiered at this years Hi Sk8 Films Showcase at the Honolulu Museum a couple weeks ago is now live for you. It features a bunch of Hawaii Grown braddahs from Oahu and Maui who are now residing on the mainland. Big ups to everyone in the video but especially to Shota Kubo and Sam Fitzsimmons for going HAAD. This video wouldn't have happened if Shota wasn't around to drive us in his green beast and if Sam didn't take a month off to live and film on Oahu. They deserve most of the credit for the creation of the video.

Huge Mahalo to APB Skate Shop for being the best, Conor McGivern/Treevisions for the motivation and inspiration, Travis Hancock for the tunes and being, Shitty Kids for holding down Hawaii with the best videos, Rolling Death Maui for the constant laughs, DLXHI for hooking up da boyz, Myles and Tucker for letting me use your footage, and Private Joy for being the hottest new brand to hit the market. 

Plate Lunch Mini Bowl Special

Somehow, I've managed to skate three different backyard d.i.y. builds within the first week of 2017, which is three more than I did last year. Then I proceeded to catch a cold, which is one more cold that I caught than last year.  2017 is looking pretty bright.  BEEG MAHALO to Gregg and Cory at Plate Lunch for letting us cruz your little paradise!  It was super fun and challenging to figure out and can't wait to skate it again. The sunsets are probably soul melting.

Archives - Courthouse pt 2

This might be the finale for courthouse.  Starts with Squatch from Fast Kine, then Kaloe's only vx trick I have, we got a lot of digicam stuff tho, and then Ryan's footage throughout the years.  Ryan's the only person to skate the sculpture and ledge in a line so that's pretty cool. There's also some clips that was in a now missing edit we did for the short lived super brand skate team. Good times

Archives - Courthouse Pt 1

I thought I lost all this footage to a crashed hard drive that I neglected to  back up. ALWAYS back up your data. Anyways, the gods must have wanted you to see this because the last time I went back home to Maui, there was a folder full of old footage on my grandmas computer, the same one I used to edit part of fast kine on. So I took a bunch of that and am gonna do my best to release little uncut behind the scenes episodes of Maui's finest until I run out.

LOLO

Lolo in Pidgin Hawaiian describes a crazy, outlandish, attention seeking stupid person. It's also our first collaboration with TreeVisions and APB, which was originally released last year in 2014. This wasn't just the first collaborative video with another filmmaker, but it was also my first time editing under the influence of adderall.  Now I'm being as completely serious when I say that I DO NOT suggest anyone to do adderall, UNLESS under the supervision of a zero bullshit critic because they won't be afraid to tell you your work sucks and that it looks like you threw everything up onto the timeline.  Adderall is a low grade amphetamine (meths baby cousin) and is suppose to help people with ADD and ADHD by helping them settle and focus. It did just that for me I wasn't surprised that it worked, really well. I stayed awake for close to 2 days, which wasn't shocking, but what caught me off guard was the almost disappearance of my critical judgment. If I were getting busy work done like entering data onto a spreadsheet, this drug would be marvelous, but trying to be creative was a bit difficult because the inner critic was overpowered by someone trying to take care of business. Also, the next day after editing wasn't filled with the satisfaction of completing this video or any feeling relief, it was filled with anxiety, fear, and depression. The down was real deep and for me, it's not worth the down in my opinion. In the end, I'm glad I shared the experience with friends and now see how adderall can actually be beneficial in certain situations, not so much creative endeavors. As a disclaimer for myself, my experience is based on one 25 mg dose and I haven't tried it since. I'm not opposed to experimenting with smaller doses, but I haven't found a reason too, probably because I see it as a crutch and you don't need to be a Lolo.