Carhartt WIP premiers its latest full-length skate film PRECIOUS

Carhartt WIP premiers its latest full-length skate film PRECIOUS

by Ollie Cox
3 min

Carhartt WIP has released its latest full-length skate film PRECIOUS, directed by Paris-based filmmaker Joaquim Bayle

The film follows the release of the brand’s previous full-length, INSIDE OUT, which documented the team’s skate antics across Madrid, Milan, London and Paris. The previous premiere took place in a packed-out Rio Cinema in Dalston, which erupted with cheer every time Matlock Bennet Jones was seen on screen. Its latest venture sees the team head stateside, hitting the dreamy LA concrete and crusty cobbles of New York. 

The film is shot by renowned skate filmmaker Romain Batard, alongside Trever Dare and Ryan Mettz, who document team members Noah Mahieu, Eddie Cernicky, Max Palmer, Riley Pavey, Ibu Sanyang, Willow Voges Fernandes, and Cambryan Sedlick, amongst others.

The name of the project is derived from the gruelling process of sticking a skate trick on camera. “Now that I understand skateboarding a little more, I wanted to pay tribute to its subversive form, its poetic form.” Bayle wanted the name of the full-length feature to describe a “previous feeling I had when I started skateboarding which, as I have gotten older, I’ve tended to forget.” 

These feelings are captured through warm, gauzy footage punctuated by shutter clicks and black-and-white photography. The unmistakable screech of skateboard wheels on concrete interrupts moments of reflection, and later in the film, spoken word drifts in and out of a sludge metal and synth-wave soundtrack. 

Carhartt WIP has long supported skateboarding, first launching its skate team in 1997. The brand’s rugged workwear-rooted designs remain a popular choice thanks to their rugged durability.

A series of exclusive PRECIOUS products, including hoodies, T-shirts and long sleeves, are available to shop now in Carhartt WIP stores and online. PRECIOUS is available to watch globally on YouTube

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