FIX UP SKATE COMP 2016
Back in 2008 when Clockwise Media was in it's first year of existence, we filmed an event called Project 360 at Lloyds amphitheatre in Bristol. The film was received really well and ended up being used as the main promo film for the event. This lead to talks with the event organiser, Graham MacVoy of GMC events. He ran various extreme sports events and festivals including one called Olliewood, a 2day film, skate, edit event which encouraged skaters to make a unique 90sec film about skateboarding.
As a skateboarder/filmmaker the event was right up my street so I entered and thoroughly enjoyed the process. It gave me the motivation to meet other skaters, make something different and do it all over the course of one weekend. Sadly the event only ran twice as Graham was too busy to keep it up. Fast forward 8 years and I was looking through some old films and found my Olliewood entry. It reminded me of how much fun I had making it and gave me the inspiration to set up something similar myself. Bristol has a really strong film making and skateboarding scene and it seemed to make sense to give young film makers a chance to push their talent and show off their skills. FIX UP was born.
FIX UP gives teams of four skaters three days to produce the most ridiculous two minute skate edit possible. All films are then premiered on the Sunday night, where teams vote for a winner. The event is focused on having fun and getting creative. The competition this year was epic, with three days of sunshine and non-stop hammers across the city. Everyone made it to the finish line with a completed film.
Thank you to all the teams who entered. It’s nothing without your effort. Much appreciation to everyone who came out to the Premier night, and a massive thank you to Tom Sparey, Callum Painter and Harry McCulloch for taking loads of wicked photos throughout the weekend. See the full gallery on DIY Bristol. Finally a massive shout out to all the sponsors for hooking up some rad prizes.
Here is a link to all the films HERE!
Here is the entry directed by our very own Sim Higginson that proves the competition was not a fix, as he was beaten to the top spot and walked home with the second place trophy.
Words by Dan Higginson.