We checked out your older content and from a sketch we have the information your brands products were sold in only four skate shops in 2015. How is it going in 2021?
Yes it’s true in 2015 we were only in 4 skate shops and today we’re in 3. Haha just kidding now we’re in nearly 30 including a few international shops! We value our relationships with shops and feel unbelievably grateful for every order we get! Also some big news around here! After 6 years we are moving Less Than Local out of my 1 bedroom apartment and into our very own warehouse! We’re super excited and ready to start bussssin! Shout out to our core 4, you know who you are! <3
These sketches are good! Tell us about some productions of them. Your SKATEBORING series looks like a real high quality production.
Yooooo Thank you so much, I really take pride in these videos. Little skate movie vignettes if you will. The black mirror of skateboarding you could say! Haha. Myself and a handful of dudes on the team work in the film industry so we really strive to make these videos as professional as possible. There are scripts, departments, call sheets and even crafty! The whole 9! My friend and master lenseman, Kelly Moore has really helped me shape these projects from scripts to actual cinematic pieces. Love ya Kelly! I’m sitting on 3 scripts now, searching for funding and hope to start shooting in a couple months. The next one to drop will hopefully cast a huge shadow on skateboarding in the Olympics! I’ll send you a cut once it's done!
As we talk about sketches: We saw the WKND guys, who have also really good ones, in your videos friends section. Who is inspired by and who is stealing ideas from whom?
Hahaha no stealing around here in either direction! I love all the WKND skits and bits but I think I can speak for both parties, that this is a game recognize game situation. I mean have you seen the Al Schmidt Professional Skateboarder sketch? That dude on the grill is hilarious! Outside of skits, the WKND crew has helped us out a lot, I mean, I think for about a month we were all riding their boards because we were hit hard during the board drought. Also they’ve definitely inspired us as a brand more than they know and we wanted to tip our hats to them in the video. We were joking that WKND were the Habitat to our Photosynthesis.
How much did Ethan get for firing up Grant Yansura´s van in the new WKND edit?
ETHAN: “+5 respek points and a shit ton of Butter pants.”