Hey all, I recently finished editing this short documentary / music video hybrid about skateboarding in Perú...

Let me know what you think〜


Just before the pandemic, I was in Peru to shoot a music video, and to film Peruvian skaters / the Olympic-qualifying skateboard event there — this was to get footage that could give some global context in my feature documentary, Skate in Tokyo.

Of course, Covid-19 meant that the qualifying event and the actual Olympic Games were postponed… And so Skate in Tokyo would be too.

Rather than leave my footage from Perú unshared, I decided to use a few minutes of it to make a short film, Skate in Perú. It was a challenge editing at times, as I had to work with much less footage than usual for a short (especially b-roll), but I like what it’s turned into :)

Because of the lack of b-roll, a handful of shots from the music video footage found their way into this film, including a tiny cameo of the video’s model, Sayuri Yamori :)