I’m always super curious to learn more about extreme sports culture (call it a remnant of my fascination with skater boys back in high school), so I’m eagerly awaiting this new web documentary on skateboarders here in Shanghai. The teaser above (on vimeo, so turn on your vpn) is for Shanghai 5 (上海五), which was filmed and edited by skate filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine. It’s set to be released later this year.
After San Franciso in the 90’s and Barcelona around 2000, Shanghai has become the new skateboard Mecca for riders from all over the world who come here to discover this giant playground that is Shanghai today. In this place full of opportunities and architectural craziness, Shanghai Five will introduce you to the local skateboard scene, its culture and its international roots.
The trailer above is actually the second trailer to come out for the film. The first one can be seen here.