I actually shot Erik’s house before Andrews, but thought Erik’s needed more work. Erik and I spoke back and forth about ideas, it was his idea for the intro where I’m driving down to the house, we refilmed it in the rain, and he was hanging outside the window filming it as I was driving, I thought the first one was better so thats the one I used, you’ll notice its sunny down the driveway, and then its a rainy day. Most of the skating was filmed on a different sunny day. Kind of funny how it all came together into one video.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Erik, you have no idea how nice this guy is. He is one of the nicest pros, and most down to earth people I have met in skateboarding. I’ve always liked his style, and had met him about 8 years ago in Jamie Thomas’ garage when I lived by him. Its pretty rad watching Erik become a businessman, and be so involved with his sponsors and being very successful at it.
Watching Erik be a father and husband, is pretty inspiring, and makes me want to have a family to provide for one day. Erik let me into his house numerous times to film for this, we skated his quarter pipe, and now I’m filming him remodel his attic. Its pretty crazy to watch Erik Ellington do drywall. Anyway, hope everybody likes this. Sorry it took so long to come out.
Video by Daniel Haney
Welcome Home graphic: Vince Skelly