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.

Nominated for "Best Independent Skate Video of 2014" by Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. multiple premieres were hosted 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. NATIONAL and international DVD distribution via AWH Skateboard Distribution, Filmbot, and The Killing Floor Distribution. Shot on FILM.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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.
— TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING MAGAZINE
 
 
 

 

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