Here’s one we’ve been anticipating for quite some time now! Vans have just released the trailer for their full-length video “Illustrated” that will be premiering at the X-Games here in June and being released worldwide shortly after. The video will feature Scotty Cranmer, Jason Watts, Kevin Peraza, Calvin Kosovich, Sean Sexton, Brian Kachinsky, Dakota Roche, Bruno Hoffmann, Ty Morrow, Dan Lacey, Gary Young, Pat Casey, Cory Nastazio, Tyler Fernengel, Dennis McCoy and Tim “Fuzzy” Hall. Based off what we know about each of these riders, it’s going to be an absolutely PHENOMENAL video. Get ready.
“Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, and the first name in BMX, announces the industry’s most anticipated video of 2016, ILLUSTRATED. ILLUSTRATED marks another astounding milestone for Vans, marking the brand’s first-ever, feature length global BMX video since the company’s inception in 1966. Directed by respected BMX photographer Justin Kosman, and featuring groundbreaking full parts from some of the biggest names in BMX, ILLUSTRATED gets up-close and personal with the multifaceted Vans pro BMX team as they circle the globe in search of never-before-ridden terrain.
ILLUSTRATED is about paving your own path; a unique ride through life, both on and off the bike. With style, precision and drama at every turn, each rider demonstrates their own chosen direction as they journey across the globe establishing their craft as creators of one truly original art form. In the end, we are graced with a showcase of cinematic adventures, written in scratches and skid marks on walls and rails around the world. This is their piece, their extension and their illustrated reality – this is ILLUSTRATED.
On June 2, Vans will present the world premiere of ILLUSTRATED at the iconic Austin venue, The Mohawk, during the 2016 X-Games. Chronicling another first in Vans’ history, the Austin red carpet premiere will be webcast live on RideBMX.com. Hosted by BMX personality Steve Crandall, the global webcast will feature live interviews with the Vans BMX team, exclusive unreleased bonus content, and the first official screening of the video in full form. The Austin event will cap off with live performances by heavy metal band Sword, alongside a DJ set by Vans skate legend John Cardiel. Following the premiere, ILLUSTRATED will make its international debut across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
To learn more about the video, tour dates, locations and ticket information visit Vans.com/ILLUSTRATED.
BMX riders adopted Vans in the late ‘60s because of their reliable construction and rugged waffle outsole. The “Off The Wall” philosophy of BMX led to Vans signing on the first officially sponsored BMX athletes in history, Bob Haro and Greg Hill. Decades later, Vans’ checkerboard flag continues to be a global mainstay in BMX and the first in the sport and as the leader in BMX footwear and apparel.”
Executive Producer: Steve Van Doren
Co-Executive Produce: Bobby Gascon and Fara Howard
Music Supervision: Lory Vincent & Gerry CUller
Creative Director: Shawn Knight and Joe Edelman
Colorist: Jacek Kropinski
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