Fissure Time is the first full length skate scene video by Frank O’Donnell, the majority of which is filmed in Sheffield but which also includes clips from all over the UK as well as footage filmed on trips to Copenhagen and Berlin. This is a proper scene production which sees all terrain covered by a wide range of Sheffield heads, visitors and mates of Frank’s from out of town – whether they be well known faces like Shaun Currie, Dead Dave, or just random crew members along for the session.
Sheffield street spots naturally look good on the camera and this is no exception, with an overall vibe which will have you looking to move to the Steel City immediately or at least pay a weekend visit to explore its quintessentially Yorkshire streets and ginnals. The cemetery gate wallie is particularly aesthetically pleasing and chimes in nicely with Yorkshire’s gothic heritage (in Bram Stoker’s Dracula the ship carrying Dracula’s coffin runs ashore in Whitby – go visit at the right time of year and you’ll witness white make upped types taking selfies next to gravestones during Whitby Goth Weekend. Don’t say we never pass on useful information). It’s also worth point out the high quality of the lurkers who populate the between-skating interludes – some next level oddballs appear in this one!
Anyway, the point of all that rambling is that we highly recommend watching this for a dose of skateboarding enjoyment. For more from Frank, check out his Tunbridge Wells scene edit ‘Somnambulism‘.
“My first full length filmed from October 2016 – February 2018. Filmed predominantly in Sheffield but also partly in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Tunbridge Wells as well as all over the South East of England.”
Featuring Tom O’Driscoll, John Onyehara, Alexis Jamet, Rasheed Osman, Jay Bex, Matt Chapman, Vic Camilleri, Peter Whetstone, Izaac Cruikshank, Gordo, Mark Pritchard, Shaun Currie, Dead Dave, Evan Majumder-Swift, Will Beaumont, Jashan Walton, Dougal Shakespeare, Ted Mitchell, Harry Shaw, Liad Pitcho, Gerry Duxbury-Varas, Frank O’Donnell, Harry McCormick, Luke Pont, Ash Humphrey, Danny Abel, Alex Malcolm, Ed Harris, Harry Gerrard and Cass Doig.
Filmed and edited by Frank O’Donnell, with Frank’s part filmed by Harry McCormick, Ted Mitchell, Tom O’Driscoll, Evan Majumder-Swift, Mark Pritchard, Cass Doig, Ed Harris and Harry Gerrard.
Other additional filming – Zach McAdam and Harry Gerrard.