Our beloved Swedish friend Sondre Mortensen again is bringing us a joyful video out of Malmö. Read our Interivew with the jack of al trades HERE.
Featuring Oscar Berg, Adam Lexar, Mimmi Leckius, Eliott Toiminen, Axel källmén, Oscar Säfström, Jonathan Sjöberg, Flemming Pedersen, Edmund Ogbekene, David Ahlqvist, Maximilian Garcia Olsson, Moa Zander, Gabbe Viking, Mark Mccoy, David Dalby & Holger Herslow Clase.
What comes out of Bryggeriet after filmers like Tor Ström? And who is next up after Heitor Da Silva, Ville Wester, Sondre and Amandus Mortensen? Maybe Frederik Andersen and his crew of young bucks.
Fred reached out to us via the gold standard of co-signs namely his vice principal John Dahlquist and if John likes it then there must be something there, he raised or at least tried to educate all of these beasts.
As you all know we were in Malmö for the Skate Malmö Street 2018. Instead of standing on the sidelines like we normally do our editor in chief Daniel Pannemann had the idea that we should compete!
And so we gathered a crew and documented things from the inside. We did not know that this would actually mean that we would get documented by one of our favourites Nils Svensson.
Nils was actually the one who invited us to document and take part so in a sense he rounded out the (vicious) circle by shooting us in action.
So instead of rehashing our own Insta-videos, we present to you Nils’ SMS ’18 Photo-recap
Day 1: Källan Open by Polar Skateboards
Day 2: Some highlights of the SMS 18′ in action.
Day 3: Even Nils was too tired to really shoot so instead you get a single highlight by Shin Sanbongi!
It is no surprise to those that follow the Mortensens that during “Skate Malmö Street 2018” they took home the prize for best soundtrack. The team made their own song and skated to it… very well we might add!
This edit shows the process not just the 3, 1-minute results so enjoy and get your tickets ready for next year.
When one of your SOTY’s puts out a video part it is only logical that you show it and share it with the world.
The cool thing about this part is that it was entirely shot outside of Sweden, Amandus’ normal habitat. Seattle filmer Jake Menne saw the kid and documented him for his latest video Friend Zone, so if you like this check out Trevor Clark’s part too.
One of our Soty’s just dropped half-a-part for State Footwear.
He sung his own song, his brother filmed it and he himself did the editing! Everything the Mortensen’s seem to do is a family affair. Enjoy!
A big part of the reason we came to make the Malmö issue where the two Mortensen Brothers Sondre and Amandus. We watched all of their edits and like DRIV3R, where one of the brother’s drives and films while the other one skates, it shows a good example how things are in the life of a Mortensen. They were just different, they seemed to be doing their own thing and it made me very curious. I wanted to know what kind of people they are. So, I started to ask people about them.
“They just keep to themselves, they go out alone film each other and edit together. Sondre even makes some of the music.”
Tom Botwid told us, “They don’t even really curse!” – “What, who doesn’t curse?” – “They do, kind of but they have their own words.” Things like that made us want to go to Malmö to see what’s in the Swedish water and to really get a taste of what it’s like to be around them.
Now, over the years, the city has become somewhat famous for its “non-spots” and the people who skate them. An “if you don’t have it just build it!” attitude has been in the air for a long time. Pontus Alv, Nils Svensson and their friends built up Malmö’s image by executing ideas like these. They did not do it like they did it in the US. They took things and did it their own way, which made it relatable to all of us in Europe. It was clear from the first moment that I saw them that the Mortensen’s seemed to build on that tradition but at the same time the way they are doing it had a whole new feeling to it.
A good example would be to say that after Joy Division came New Order. The band regrouped and started to try and find a new sound – their own sound! The journey to find their own, ended up creating some pretty good and maybe even classic albums after.
“No band ever survived the death of their lead singer, so when Joy Division became New Order Nobody expected them to succeed.”24 Hour Party People, 2002
Now obviously, Mr. Alv is neither dead or gone. To this day he is a driving force in Malmö but the thing is that nobody expected Malmö to become this big and we thought that like Manchester in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s it will produce a lot more interesting people, projects, and styles. MADCHESTER is no more but maybe “MADmö” is around the corner, this new work of documentation by the Mortensen brothers definitely shows all of the above.
Video by Sondre & Amandus Mortensen
Photos by Conny Mirbach
Text by Roland Hoogwater
The Place Road Trip was a 2017 French/Dutch/German/Swedish comedy bus tour directed by Daniel Pannemann, Roland Hoogwater and Danny Sommerfeld and written by Franz Grimm.
The bus stars all the above in addition to Peter Buikema, Valentin Cafuk, Valentin Bauer, the brothers Sondre Mortensen and Amandus Mortensen and Malte Spitz. The team went on a 2,000km journey through Germany and France.
They soon found out to their shock and horror that their final destination is doomed to be Disneyland Paris. Upon entering the park, they immediately discover that the castle in the world famous Walt Disney Resort is not in fact real and that ticket prices are lower on the internet.
Welcome to Malmö: a seaport type of city. It’s the third city in Sweden but the first when it comes to riding a skateboard and it basically morphed into it because of its inhabitants. They are proud of their city and rightfully so.
“Some spots only become a spot once somebody manages to do a trick on them.” Danijel “Jugga” Stankovic said, looking at Sondre & Amandus Mortensen.
We proudly present to you this film by Leon Rudolph feat.: Jugga, Sondre & Amandus, Ville Wester, Elias Mensi, Samuel Norgren, John Dahlquist, Santiago Sasson, Tom Botwid, Koffe Hallgren & Sarah Meurle.