Day At The Pool


Ballast Original

The Story

What started as a funky fantasy for Fuel TV evolved into a short film that has garnered several accolades for it’s mysterious portrayal of the origins of skateboarding.

We first called fellow creative director and skate legend Dave Hackett and introduced the idea. He was not only receptive but demanded that we immediately call Steve Olson and Duane Peters to get in on the act. When we wrapped our first shoot with those 3 guys we knew we had something bigger than the originally intended 3 minute short. The adventure gained momentum with the addition of each cast member including Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta.

Shooting with once childhood heroes was pretty surreal!

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The Trailer

The Film

DAY AT THE POOL sheds new light on the true origins of modern skateboarding, featuring blazing interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown crew, who reveal that one anonymous kid from the swimming-pool suburbs of LA may have been singularly responsible for the skateboarding revolution that redefined adolescent life in America. Further probing interviews are heated and an intentionally hidden secret is uncovered.

What to Look For

  1. Jay Adams – Considered the ‘original seed’ of skateboarding, Jay Boy Adams is featured as one skater who wants to let the true story be told.
  2. Stacy Peralta – The director of feature documentary, DogTown and ZBoys gets particularly nervous at the potential uncorking of a long held secret.
  3. Skaters, not Actors – Interviews with Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Tony Alva, Wenzel Ruml, Ray Flores, and more, all our interviewees were really there in that famed 1970s history.

This is the spot we created for Fuel TV that inspired Day At The Pool


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