Skateboarding, filmmaking, and media as a whole live and die by the quality of ideas. The best ideas don’t always come from the most famous, and the best work doesn’t always come from the biggest budget. Guilherme Guimaraes from Sao Paulo sent in this video he filmed on a GoPro and we’re happy to show it to the world.
“Mirrors is a short video about reality. What image can be real in a world of lies? The more we learn, the less we know about the truth. But skateboarding is something real, even if you try to mirror it.
My name is Guilherme Guimaraes and I’m a 28 years old filmmaker from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I’ve been around cameras and skateboarding since I was 11 and intend to stay near them for the rest of my life. My father, Orlando Guimaraes, passed away on March 27th due to intestine cancer. I felt completely lost. After him, my grandmother and my grandfather who helped my parents to raise my brother and I also passed away. I’ve never dealt with real close deaths before and couldn’t do anything, really. Then the opportunity to make Mirrors came out, and I think it was the only decent video I’ve done in the last year.
I decided to honor my father and release Mirrors on July 31st, the day he would turn 65 years old. And with the help of Flying Strangers and Chris Ray, people will know about my history and find out from where Mirrors comes from.”
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