Carhartt manages to successfully bridge the worlds of skating and fashion with every new collection – but perhaps never so impactfully as in their films. Releasing a new feature-length skate film, the brand highlights the quieter moments of skating: reflection, encouragement and suspense.
It is therefore the moments of stillness that perhaps best define Carhartt WIP’s new film. Brief, and delivered often as silent vignettes which encompass its cast as alone, in a bedroom; at a park, or speaking murmured, unrehearsed lines in the midst of a skate session. Within these quiet yet effective moments, viewers gain an insight into the cast’s mindset – a sentiment reflected in the film’s title, INSIDE OUT.
Featuring the likes of Rémy Taveira, Ibu Sanyang, Felipe Bartolomé, Matlok Bennett-Jones, and Tolia Titaev, the skaters repeatedly strive to make things look easy. Shot across four cities – Madrid, Milan, London, and Paris – the film’s director Joaquim Bayle and cinematographer Angelo Marques inject a cinematic quality to the film which exists in contrast to the dominant lo-fi aesthetic of skate videos in recent years.
Instead, there is a warmth to INSIDE OUT, with each respective city allowed to flaunt its own identity. With moments of grit, determination, texture and fun, check out the full film below.