1966 saw the release of one of the first skateboarding films ever. 2014 we are witnessing a massive remixing project based on said skatevideo. Make sure to check out 14 directors re-imagining the classic on thedevilstoy.com.
The original: The Devil’s Toy (1966)
This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film – the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport – captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.
The remix: The Devil’s Toy Remix (2014, teaser-trailer)
The Devil’s Toy Redux rails against the standard model of how stories are told and consumed. The original film is reimagined by fourteen directors from around the world. Easily navigate from one film to the next and witness the evolution of skateboarding culture as told by these filmmakers.