‘Once There Was Trash, Now There Is Skateboarding’

When Mac Premo (who we’ve featured at The Atlantic Video before) was asked by the World Wildlife Fund to make art out of repurposed material, he took the challenge a step further. Together with the carpenter Don Sanford, they worked to fashion skateboards out of six-gallon buckets pulled from dumpsters. The project turned into a campaign that now gives the skateboards to kids in Los Angeles and New York. “As a home builder, it always bothered me how much material went to waste,” Sanford says in this creative short film about how the idea came to fruition. “So the concept of taking stuff out of the landfill and giving it a second life is just fascinating.”

Additional credits: shot and directed by Mac Premo; edited by Ann Lupo; production by Pete Treiber, Adrianna Dufay and Divya Gadangi; sound design by Mac Premo and Ann Lupo; sound mixed, mastered and enhanced by Luciano Vignola; shot in Leucadia, Encinitas and Carlsbad, California on location at Sanford Shapes.