Directed by Jeremy Ian Thomas
Produced by Oddisee | from the album “The Beauty In All”
Mello Music Group 2014. “Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth”
Oddisee – The Beauty In All
About the Video:
The skaters featured in the video are from a crew called “Hammer City”.
Hammer city is a collective of skaters who all live near or in the neighborhood on 14th street in Long Beach California. The crews founder was a skater named Michael Green A.K.A Blacc. Mike was gunned down in 2005 over a case of mistaken Identity. Needless to say, 14th street is not a conducive environment for skating, drugs and gangs shadow the landscape but n the middle of out all the kids found an escape, they found refuge in a park they dubbed “Ghetto Park” which later became know as “The Michael K. Green Skate Park.”
Featured in the video are three members from Hammer City: Juice, E.C., and ManMan (Blacc Mike’s brother).
Director Jeremy Ian Thomas is a writer/director living in Los Angeles California. Jeremy was once involved in the independent Hip Hop scene under the moniker Surreal. He released an album (True Indeed) on ABB records with the Sound Providers, and another (Future Classic) on Hip Hop is music, both in 2006. He attended the Los Angeles Film School in 2007 and has been working in the industry ever since.
James Cheeks III
James is a graduate of the USC film school and the director of On The Grind, a film about Hammer City and the 14 street skate park. James film has won many awards including Documentary” In COLOR Film Festival 2013 “Best Short Documentary” Roxbury International Film Festival 2011 “Official Selection” Newport Beach Film Festival 2011″Best Documentary Short” Mammoth Film Festival 2009.
Pete Cote is a filmmaker and business owner living in Los Angeles. Pete left a successful ad agency he started from the ground up to pursue his passion. Pete acted as director of photography and producer on the video. He brought along his Phantom camera which was used for all the slow motion shots.
Jeremy Ian Thomas
James Cheeks III
Kevin Michael Campbell
Director – Jeremy Ian Thomas
Director of Photography – Peter Cote
Camera 1 – Alex Sanberg
Camera – 2 Kevin Michael Campbell
Editor – Jeremy Ian Thomas
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