The film about blind skateboarder Tommy Carrol that went viral. Tommy has been completely blind since the age of two, when he lost his eyes to bilateral retinoblastoma (cancer of the retinas). After picking up skating at the age of 10, he now relies on his highly developed sense of hearing and visualizes the world through the way the sound of his wheels resonate.
The video is part of the “Be Brave, Be Safe” campaign led by Amsterdam-based consumer safety organization VeiligheidNL in partnership with Dutch sportswear company Perry Sport. It includes Carroll talking about how important protective gear is to him as a skateboarder. It means the world to him because it makes him feel comfortable enough to fall as he tests out new tricks.
Client: Veiligheid NL / Perry Sport
Agency: The Odd Shop
Director: Arthur Neumeier Cinematography: Arthur Neumeier & Rakhal Heijtel
When Wetransfer approached us to create a film that would celebrate creativity, it was the start of a beautiful collaboration. We closely worked with the Wetransfer team to select pioneers in the field of art, cinematography, photography, architecture, fashion, music, technology, sports, and visual fx.
Shot in over 15 destinations, you could say we really travelled the world to document the life's of these free spirits. Making this film was as much a celebration of creativity as it was the topic of the film itself. The music was created especially for this piece and the voiceover was recorded by singer Tawia, both appearing in the video during their recordings.
After making this short film Wetransfer supported Eyeforce’s project called ‘Chapter One – The Kiteboard Legacy Begins’, becoming the main partner
for the feature film.
Director: Bob van de Gronde
D.O.P. Arthur Neumeier
O’Neill was born from the Pacific Ocean in 1952, the brainchild of Californian surfer Jack O’Neill. Since its creation, it has been at the forefront of action sports innovation for generations of ocean users. But now the very oceans and waves that created O’Neill are under threat from a tsunami of plastic waste. This tragedy is the inspiration for O’Neill Blue; an initiative to produce sustainable surfwear using high performance eco-threads by Bionic, which contain recycled beach plastic.
Client: O'Neill Director: Andreas Roth DOP: Arthur Neumeier
Take 4 celebrities, come up with the most insane challenges, and let them battle agains the skills of the Dutch Marines…
Marines VS. is a series that shows the Dutch Marine corps at it’s best. Each episode a Dutch celebrity traveled to the far corners of the earth to challenge the Marine corps with a crazy mission. It included a manhunt in the jungle of Belize, a desert race in Arizona, killing a ‘Call of Duty legend’ and stopping an extreme kitesurfer from entering the Dutch coastline.
The series was broadcasted on Discovery Channel and online, and became one of the most successful campaigns for the Dutch Marine Corps.
Client: Ministerie van Defensie Agency: Steam Director: Alex Revers D.O.P: Arthur Neumeier