The Stillwater Project (Double DVD) is the brainchild of veteran flatland skimboarders Kyle Lynch (KYDA owner and former editor of Tydle Magazine), Dane Clark (KYDA) and Brian Kniveton (ISM) with the objective of showcasing the best flatland riders on the west coast to a worldwide audience. Over the 2010 season, both of these filmmakers will be documenting not only the sport and the culture that surrounds it but will also be working completely independent of one another. The goal being the creation of two completely different feature films, KYDA’S Insufficient Funds and ISM’s ITEM NUMBER NINE.
KYDA’s and ISM’s calibration will be a first of its kind, with schedule film sessions, and a disregard for the small time politics that are involved with flatland skimboarding. The focus will be on the sport, the riders and the culture. All skim or beach related companies are encouraged to sponsor the project, which hopefully will not only allow the filmmakers the chance to really get creative but to spawn a much needed sense of community in the sport.
The Film Crews
ISM or the inlandskimmovement based out of Sacramento, California has been producing high quality media since its conception, and has joined up with KYDA PRODUCTIONS in British Columbia, Canada to showcase the best riders the westcoast has to offer. Filming will span the 2010 season with an emphasis on the sport, the culture and the people that make up both.
Brian Kniveton has grown up in Sacramento, California arguably where the rail hitting revolution of flatland skimboarding originated. Brian has a true passion for the sport, which is obvious to see with the commitment he brings to every project he is involved in. Over the past few years, Brian has been pushing the sport through ISM: a website dedicated to the world’s flatland skimboard scenes. Sacrificing his own skim to film others and promote the sport, Brian has become one of the biggest and best media suppliers in the game.
Kyle Lynch has been floating around British Columbia, Canada’s flatland scene for what seems like forever. Anyone who knows him knows that if its lowtide more then likely Lynch is at the Beach. Over the past three years, Lynch has been travelling snapping photos, writing articles and interviewing skimboarders for Tydlemag.com but left the project to pursue his own ambitions. In the 2010 season, Lynch is switching his focus from still to motion capture bringing that same artsy eye and willingness to put himself in harms way.
Dane Clark, is hands down one of the best flatland skimboarders: when it comes to making something out of nothing. This Vancouver Island local is known in the flatland world for his unique style, humor, and carrying a guitar practically everywhere. It is with this strength of personality Clark is taking the role of editor for KYDA’s Insufficient Funds.
Skimboard Culture is proud to sponsor this project. The crew is still seeking more sponsors. This is a great opportunity to get your brand out there to the masses. Don’t hesitate to get involved. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.