Jon Nguyen has finally turned pro – and we were proud to hand him his new boards at the TWS Awards on Friday 22nd January. Congratulations to Jon and well done on taking the last part in the new TWS video, 'Substance'. We're all hyped!
To mark this occasion, Carson Lee created a retrospective edit of Jon's video parts to date: check it out below.
Finally, Isle did well at the BRIGHT European Skateboard Awards in Berlin last week: we took Brand of the Year, Vase took Video of the Year, Tom Knox got Video Part of the Year and our beloved Jacob Harris took Videographer of the Year. To have achieved that in under three years is pretty humbling for us: congrats to all involved and thank you to anyone who voted for us. And, most importantly, thanks to anyone who's supported or believed in Isle.
(photo by Blair Alley)
We interrupt our Christmas holidays to bring you this special bulletin: Vase is now available as a download here: https://vase.vhx.tv
We're proud to say that Vase has been nominated for best video and Isle for best team in the TWS awards. If you've enjoyed our exploits in 2015, please feel free to show your appreciation and give us a vote!
Last, but not least: a huge thank you to everyone who's supported us this year. Roll on 2016!
Vase DVDs are available now in most good skate shops and also online. It's a dual-format DVD – one side is PAL, the other NTSC – and it's a touch over 30 minutes long.
For those without DVD players, there's a digital download coming soon: keep an eye on our Instagram feed for details.
Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who's bought a copy of Vase: the feedback and support is much appreciated by all of us here.
Thanks to all who attended the London premiere of our first video, 'Vase'. Your support was incredible and we appreciate all the feedback we've had so far. Both showings went off without a hitch: Jacob Harris, you did us and yourself proud.
We'll update this post over the next few days, but there are already a few early posts up on some of our favourite sites (see here on Grey for a photo re-cap: thanks Maksim).
Vase DVDs are due to arrive in the next couple of weeks (digital download details will follow soon), but in the meantime we hope that you can catch one of the global premieres that are happening over the next few weeks (NYC premiere details here and Los Angeles details here). Your local shop or distributor should be able to point you in the right direction. The Vase DVD is going to be double-sided – NTSC one side and PAL the other – so that most people have a chance of playing it.
To round off the celebrations, we finally turned Tom Knox pro! After the second showing of Vase, we surprised Tom with his new pro models. Congratulations Tom: very much deserved.
The last word goes out to the friends and family of Chris Massey. Chris will be greatly missed by all of us but his presence was definitely felt last night. Rest in peace mate. Thanks Dan for the tribute piece.
(image borrowed from our friends at Grey)
Our first video, Vase, premieres in London on Saturday 14th November 2015 at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. Tickets for both showings disappeared instantly (thanks to The Palomino for taking care of logistics for us), so we're expecting a roadblock. The full Isle team will be in attendance and going on a UK tour afterwards – check the poster below to see if they'll be in your neck of the woods...
For those who can't attend the London premiere, there will be showings in other cities during the following weeks, including Paris, Los Angeles, New York and several others. Keep an eye on our Instagram feed for the latest updates. Vase DVDs are currently being duplicated and will be available in the next few weeks.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make the London premiere possible: Rock Solid, The Green Zine, Kr3w, SML Wheels, The Palomino, Grey skate mag, EE and all others who have supported the regional showings.
Following on from there, our friends at The Green Zine just posted this great interview with Jacob Harris: the man behind Vase. Grey have also posted up a new interview with Jake, over here. Thanks for all the support and coverage!
See you at the afterparty...