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An Ode to Jon Comer

This one is well worth a watch – Ben Stoddard’s ‘An Ode to Jon Comer’ talks to Oscar Loreto Jr. who, born without hands and with one leg missing from the knee down, was inspired to start skateboarding by photos and footage of the legendary Jon Comer. This is basically seven and a half minutes of why skateboarding is the best thing ever! Check the blurb below for a more in depth explanation…

In the mid-nineties, a skateboarder named Jon Comer gained notoriety on the international scene. Despite having a prosthetic leg, Jon climbed the pro ranks and skated at the highest level. To this day, Jon continues to inspire generations of adaptive skateboarders. Here is one of their stories.

Born without hands and missing a leg from the knee down Oscar Loreto Jr. faces challenges few can relate to. Oscar was introduced to his passion of skateboarding by a picture of Jon Comer at an early age. Tired of being treated differently in traditional sports, Oscar found solidarity within the skateboard community.

Watch how one man’s courage trickled down to inspire generations in “An Ode to Jon Comer.”

Directed by: Ben Stoddard
DOP: Jan Schuster
Assistant Director: Cassandra Surina
Music by: Jeremy Maclean-Wallace

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