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‘Reckless’ is much more than your average sports video

Posted in Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 3 May 2013

Bookended by an inspirational voiceover, director Leo Zuckerman shot Reckless for the Intersection competition at The World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, challenging filmmakers to shoot and edit in seven days. First featuring the sportsmen out of their comfort zone and off the slopes, it’s not long before they pick up their boards and skis for a medley of increasingly elaborate and impressive tricks and jumps. Plus the obligatory slo-mo edits.

Watch more of Leo Zuckerman’s film on his Vimeo page:

Derek Cianfrance’s Every Pitch

Posted in Advertising, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 12 Mar 2013

So stylishly directed by filmmaker Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond The Pines), the new 60 second spot for Dick’s Sporting Goods, gets back to the grit of sport on the field of play, not the spectacle surrounding it. So much tension and drama packed into just a minute, hopefully Cianfrance makes more adverts.

No Cup Is Safe

Posted in Advertising, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 22 Jan 2013

Fresh from the announcement he’ll be joining Nike‘s athlete roster, Rory McIlroy joins Tiger on the range for their latest TV spot, when things get bit competitive; no cup is safe. Something like this for football would be amazing.

The Beauty Of The Irrational

Posted in Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 18 Aug 2012

Runner Ryan Sandes celebrates the irrational, returning to the Fish River Canyon to run the five day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the fastest time possible. Directed by Dean Leslie, the storytelling really is beautiful.

I Would Run To You

Posted in Advertising, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 19 Apr 2012

Produced to promote Nike Free Run+, the sports manufacturer has produced this cute video of two lovers a world apart, but with running shoes on their feet. Needless to say the guy is a little out of shape so it’s up to the girl to cross the country on foot, and the results pull surprisingly on your heartstrings. We need more like this from Nike.

Short Film: North

Posted in Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 11 Apr 2012

Quiksilver USA’s Balaram Stack and Chase Wilson head north to join up with local Raph Bruhwiler for three days of surf in Tofino, B.C. Taking in huge waves and a few killer whales, it was a pretty amazing trip, however brief, as the Canadian surf proves itself to be a lot more than just onrushing water. Directed and edited by Adam Dewolfe.

Street Soccer: New York

Posted in Film, Previews, Sport, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 7 Apr 2012

The story of 12 homeless men as they prepare for the 2009 Street Soccer USA Cup, Street Soccer: New York “shows how sports can change people’s lives and it highlights the effectiveness of the Street Soccer USA organization, which helps the homeless get off the streets, find jobs and reconnect with family members.” Street Soccer: New York is an on-going Kickstarter project, help them fund the finished film here. Help worth giving.

Experience Freedom

Posted in Short Films, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 19 Feb 2012

A third remarkable video from Betty Wants In for the Melbourne Skydive Centre, they make skydiving look even more incredible than it already is. Let’s hope more videos are on the way, or that we head over to Melbourne to try.

PUMA x Aruliden Blackout Table Tennis Table

Posted in Design, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 29 Dec 2011


PUMA and Aruliden team up again for another gorgeous table tennis table, each made to order, the Blackout table features black ash wood legs and a matte black top inside a white powder-coated metal frame with a steel mesh net. With matching paddles, the Blackout will set you back a pricey $1900, time to spend that Christmas money.

Porsche In Le Mans: Early Years

Posted in Cars, Sport
By Sam Bathe on 12 Dec 2011

The most famous motorsport in the world, Porsche used to dominate Le Mans, the remarkable 24-hour race designed to test a driver’s mental stamina as well as their driving skills and speed of the car. In anticipation of their much-talked about return to the circuit in 2014, they’ve put together a little video highlighting their early years behind the wheel at Le Mans, and boy were they something. Hopefully their return will be just as entertaining too.

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