Pro-shredders and all-round European scene legends, Lennie Burmeister and Christoph “Willow” Wildgrub, star in All In, Mark Nickels passionate tribute to the joys of skating, set in the vibrant metropolis of Berlin.
The second entry in Relentless Energy Drink Short Stories 2011 short film competition, All In, is very much a personal expression for skate videographer Mark Nickels. The Washington DC native, now operating out of Kreuzberg, Berlin, has managed to capture the feelings of skaters across the world.
Hooking up with German pro-skate heroes, Lennie Burmeister and Willow, Mark paints a stirring picture of what it is to love your sport. Not to do it for the fame or the glory, but to make sacrifices, work jobs you don’t want to, all for those moments when the wheels hit the pavement and everything just slips away behind you. Set against the back drop of the Berlin streets, Mark succeeds in bringing this unpredictable city to life.