Fun while it lasted

directed, shot, and produced a 33 minute independent skateboarding video which retailed on DVD in stores around the world. "Fun While It Lasted" documented roughly 4 years of skateboarding from Seattle to Los Angeles to New York City with a handful of my best friends. The film was predominantly advertised through social media platforms by heavily endorsing #FunWhileItLastedVideo with content distributed on multiple channels reaching millions of global impressions.

Nominated for "Best Independent Skate Video of 2014" by Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. Hosted multiple premieres in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle including a sellout crowd of 500+ on the opening night in Portland. Sponsorship and endorsements from Lakai, Independent Trucks, Nike SB, Converse, Drink Water, Cal's Pharmacy, Alive & Well, DLXSF, The Killing Floor, Bones Bearings, & more. US and international DVD distribution via AWH Skateboard Distribution, Filmbot, and The Killing Floor Distribution. Shot on Panasonic DVX100 & Sony VX1000.


Portland’s Tom Bender has produced one of the besAt indy flicks we’ve seen this year. Find out how he pulled it off through three and a half years of filming, getting pulled out of high school by his mom, and kick outs on rooftops in downtown Portland.