The vast concrete expanse that is Malmo’s Stappelbaddsparken just received yet another extension this year under the guiding hand of Will Taylor. Will is a hard graftin Virginia concrete worker who came to Malmo to work building skateparks and as you can see from this excerpt he soon learned that the relationship between the skaters and the city in Malmö was something quite special.
The feature length documentary and more info on the project are available over on The Skate Malmo site!
Coping Mechanism – Will Taylor preview from Philip Evans on Vimeo.
I’m quite excited to announce the release of my newest feature-length documentary “Coping Mechanism” which I made earlier this year thanks to the generous support of Malmo Stad and the Malmo skate community.
Put briefly, the film is about the city of Malmo and the unique relationship between the city and the skaters there which has fostered a flurry of skater-designed and built parks as well as a new breed of skate talent.
I could go on and on, but the excerpts from the film will be better at explaining things..here’s the first one from underground legend John Magnusson!
Copies and more info on the project is available over on The Skate Malmo site!
Coping Mechanism – John Magnusson preview from Philip Evans on Vimeo.
Daniel Håkansson puts the first tricks down at the brand new skatepark in Åkarp, (just 10 minutes outside of Malmö) which he recently finished constructing along with the rest of the Bryggeriet concrete crew… Pretty stoked on the growing list of parks here to say the least!
D Boy at Åkarp from Philip Evans on Vimeo.
Coping Mechansim is my latest documentary film that is currently at early distribution stage, put simply its about the Swedish city of Malmö and the unique relationship between its skaters and the city and how it has transformed itself to become one of the most prolific skate scenes in the world when it comes to concrete parks and spots.
The film stars John Magnusson, Emma Lindgren, Pontus Alv, Mattias Hallén, Will Taylor, John Dahlquist, Dave Toms, Daniel Grönwall, Daniel Hakansson, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Fernando Bramsmark, Gustav Eden, Jacke Ovgren and many more.
Keep your eyes on The Skate Malmo site for more details on upcoming screenings and releases.
I am currently coming to the final hurdles of a new skate documentary I’ve been working on in Malmö Sweden with the generous support of Malmö City Council that I hope will showcase the unique and amazing situation that the skate scene has pioneered for itself – hopefully something other cities and skate scenes can learn from.
As well as discovering the ins and outs of this tight knit community I have also been privy to shooting some a finest 4 wheeled action I’ve yet to point my lenses at – such as the amazingly talented Fernando Bramsmark seen here floating above the flagship Stappelbadsparken concrete maze.
Trailer and screening info to follow in the very near future..