Private Project

The State of Skateboarding in Mongolia

"The State of Skateboarding in Mongolian" Is a look into what it is like to be a skateboarder living in the coldest capital city on the planet, in a country without a skatepark or even a skateshop to buy a board from.

Mongolian skateboarder Baysaa Sukhbaatar describes his journey into the world of skateboarding as he guides us through an ocean of smog to some of the best skate spots in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Starring, Baysaa Sukhbaatar, Jefferson Elliott, Tenuun Gantushig
Directed by Jefferson Elliott
Produced by RPS Media

  • Jefferson Elliott
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Jefferson Elliott
  • RPS Media
  • Baysaa Sukhbaatar
    Key Cast
  • Tenuun Gantushig
    Key Cast
  • Jefferson Elliott
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
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    United States
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Director Biography - Jefferson Elliott

Jefferson Elliott (Director/Cinematographer) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Seattle. He began his career in film as a Production Assistant at Chris Pratt's New Wineskin Productions. His work includes narrative shorts, documentaries, animation and feature films as well as commercial projects. In his passion projects, Elliott seeks out stories and issues that are often part of our daily lives but commonly overlooked and/or largely unreported on, but always at least a little weird.

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Director Statement

This film was incredibly challenging to shoot, we got sensor damage on the camera in the first few hours of shooting and it just kept getting harder to film in these extreme conditions.

Luckily, Baysa helped us push on to bring you a glimpse of the State of Skateboarding in Mongolia.