I Was A Skate rat

lakeland, florida 2014

Filmmaker Drew Miller went down to Florida earlier this year to shoot a short film in glorious b/w that basically deals with the camaraderie and creative urges of the local youngsters through the beauty of skateboarding.

I was a Skate Rat, is a brief meditation on the nature of how suburban nomadic skateboarders find each other, build communities - and as is often the case in adversarial environments - use every inch of their limitations and blank canvas, to breed ideas that influence the life of skateboarders every day. From the kick flip, to the kick tail, Floridians are responsible for scores of technical and cultural advancements - and they are all skate rats.“ - Trey Edwards