WHY DO WE KEEP PUSHING? - A short film about Skateboarding

"WHY DO WE KEEP PUSHING? - A short film about Skateboarding " questions the reasons that push us, skateboarders, to keep doing what we're doing.

Alexis Gautier attempts to provide an answer, through images shot during the last two Thrasher's CPH Opens in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the world's best skateboarders gather every year.

  • Alexis Gautier
  • Alexis Gautier
    Filmmaker / DOP
  • Alexis Gautier
  • Alexis Gautier
    Voice Over
  • Curtis Cole
    1st Music - Odd numbers
  • Quinten Coblentz
    2nd Music - Big
  • Wes Writer
    2nd Music - Big
  • Jordy Leenaerts
    3rd Music - Holding on to memories
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Skateboarding, Sports, Short doc
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Micro 4/3 (Shot on Lumix GH4)
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Director Biography - Alexis Gautier

Alexis Gautier is a filmmaker living in Paris.

He fell in love with Skateboarding in his early teenage years and always loved the aesthetics he could see in magazines and videos.
He shot and edited his first Skateboarding full length when he was 17 years old, with the dream to become a pro filmer one day. But for some unknown reasons, he then let his camera on a shelf and never used it again.
Almost 18 years later, it was about time for him to pick up a camera again and do what he always wanted to do : capturing moments of Life, whether it’s about Skateboarding or not.

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