While skateboarding has recently become a mainstream attraction, niches of highly talented skaters still remain largely unknown. Villa Villa Cola, an all female skateboard crew, is about to expose its intriguing story with the release of "Getting Nowhere Faster."
On Saturday, Oct. 16, "Getting Nowhere Faster," a new video produced by the notorious Villa Villa Cola (VVC) squadron, will premiere from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Emily Carr Theatre (1399 Johnston St.) on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"Getting Nowhere Faster" brings to light the elusive and mysterious underworld of female skateboarders. The project features skateboarding from the most talented group of females ever assembled, including professional street skaters, vert pioneers and X Games champions such as Vanessa Torres, Amy Caron, Cara Beth Burnside, Elizabeth Nitu, Faye Jaime, Alex White, Patiane Freitas, "Nugget," Lauren Mollica, Van Nguyen, etnies Girl's Lauren Perkins and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, among others.
Beyond their skateboarding talents, VVC also represents a wildly creative and passionate crew of filmmakers including Lisa Whitaker, Lori Damiano, Tiffany Morgan and Nicole Morgan. "Getting Nowhere Faster" transitions scenes from the everyday to the surreal to showcase an authentic portrayal of the skaters and their talents, and utilizes fantastic situations that could only be created by VVC. Unlike traditional skateboarding videos, "Getting Nowhere Faster" combines women's skateboarding at an explosive skill level never seen before, and is a scripted production featuring multiple female skate crews who find themselves in mysterious and fascinating circumstances.
AntiSocial Skate Shop & Art Gallery (2425 Main Street) in Vancouver will present a collection of art by Villa Villa Cola in conjunction with the release of "Getting Nowhere Faster" on Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
Visit Villa Villa Cola or The Side Project for more information and to preview video footage.