Balmorhea – Pyrakantha by Colin Kennedy
Shot over the course of 42 days in the blue hour, Danny Garcia is our guide through Los Angeles.
From the director:
I’m going to start by stating that this is a music video with skateboarding in it and not the other way around. The concept of including skateboarding in a music video isn’t exactly ground breaking but when Balmorhea asked me to make a video for one of their tracks, I saw it as an opportunity to create my own version of what skating could look like in a music video. The band let me choose which track I’d like to make a video for and when I decided on Pyrakantha, the imagery that immediately came to mind was city lights at twilight. I asked one of my favorite skateboarders and closest friends, Danny Garcia to star in the video and take the viewer on a journey through some of my favorite parts of the city as the final moments of daylight gave way to the night. My goal was to capture that feeling of skating home at the end of a long day, a time of day when it’s not so much about the tricks you’re doing as it is about the journey itself. Hopefully as skateboarders, you can relate to this feeling. – Colin Kennedy