Bode Merril’s new flick is coming to the UK! Reckless Abandon will be screening on the 24th October at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 8pm alongside Postland Theory’s film for this season The Fourth Wall. Head on over to TSA Covent Garden at 4pm too to meet and great with Bode himself!
A Film by Bode Merril and Jon Ray, Reckless Abandon seeks to be one of the gnarliest moces of 2016. Bode Merrill is an enigma. He has, completely genuinely and without any ulterior motives, become one of the most respected and influential snowboarders alive by doing exactly what makes him happy, spending winter careening from backcountry piste to city street and, regardless of the type of terrain, putting down tricks that not only impress, but usually blow minds. While Bode possesses uncanny air awareness, calculated board control, and drops into spots that are fully consequential, this man is flying by the seat of his pants. And despite all this, while putting himself in the most physically demanding situations, Bode never takes himself too seriously. Which is royally fucked considering what’s he dropping into. And it’s awesome. And because of that, Bode is maybe the one person in the world who could gather a group of friends–who all happen to be similarly talented up and coming snowboarders with no problem throwing caution to the wind–to spend the winter stacking for what is sure to be one of the gnarliest movies of 2016, and then release a teaser for said film with R. Kelly’s 2003 hit, “Ignition (Remix)” as the theme. Bode is living with Reckless Abandon. He’s there. He’s doing it. And, no matter who else is watching, he’s having the best time, ever.
Screening along side is Postland Theory’s The Fourth Wall. After making films for 6 years the guys felt they wanted to do something a bit different. After visiting snow certain countries the Postland Theory crew decided to expand horizons and visit more distant places they have always wanted to travel to. ‘We ended up travelling far-west to far east past Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Japan. A lot has happened during the winter and because we felt that just video parts don’t do these insane journeys enough justice, so we decided to also add some sort of story element to the movie, mixed up with your traditional videopart. I guess it’ll make more sense when you see the movie in real life!’