In 1966, in Montreal, a young filmmaker from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Claude Jutra, released one of the first movies in the world filmed on a skateboard, fitted with a simple shoulder camera while surrounded by a group of young people having fun on their boards.

In The Devil's Toy Remix, the original production is juxtaposed with eleven unreleased films by filmmakers from around the world, all of whom were inspired by Jutra's classic. The web release gives users the ability to navigate from one movie to the next, and to see the evolution of the skateboard culture across the planet via a multitude of lenses, with the participation of skateboarders, filmmakers, developers and Web designers sharing their unique points of view.

The NFB production not only helps define the history of nascent cinema featuring the sport of skateboarding but is a testament to the pioneering work of NFB filmmakers engaged in what, at the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 60s, was called cinéma vérité and which was instrumental in changing the face of contemporary cinema.

Filmed in New York (Dir. Steve Durand), Los Angeles (Dir. Greg Hunt), Vancouver (Dir. Corey Adams), Montreal (Dir. Myriam Verreault), Victoriaville (Dir. Matt Charland), Lyon (France) (Dir. Fred Mortagne), Bad Dürkheim (Germany) (Dir. Peter Schüttemeyer and Marten Persiel), Athens (Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos), Bor (Serbia) (Dir. Nikola Ležaić), Johannesburg (Dir. Luke Jackson and Jess James Harris) and Singapour (Dir. Qi An Yuan), The Devil’s Toy Remix allows you to explore the different cities, the skateboarders, their boards and their favourite haunts.

Images and videos can be seen on Instagram(lien externe)
The film is available online:
Rouli-roulant(lien externe), and The Devil’s Toy Remix(lien externe).

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The Devil’s Toy Remix, Bande-annonce

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The Devil’s Toy Remix