Vladimir Film Festival

Noc­turnup by Nick Richards

Fažana / Kasarna / 16 / 9 / 2021 / Film

Photo James Griffiths

A video series by Nick Richards, Noc­turnup doc­u­ments skate­board­ing by Lon­don-born Daryl Domin­guez (of non-profit organ­iz­a­tion Skate Nepal) and his crew around South­east Asia, as vis­it­ing a dif­fer­ent coun­try per sum­mer grows into an annu­al habit of theirs and they turn Bangkok, Taipei and Seoul into des­tin­a­tions in suc­ces­sion; all intol­er­ably hot and packed cit­ies in that sea­son, res­ult­ing in edits of night­time foot­age exclusively.

We had spent a lot of time in south east Asia and found that the day times are just far too hot to skate. With that in mind, Daryl sug­ges­ted we go back there and film a whole pro­ject at night. The added bonus being that the highly con­ges­ted city in the day­time becomes a hassle free play­ground at night.