ISAMU: A Short Skate Film

14-year-old skateboarding prodigy, Isamu Yamamoto, shreds the streets and temples of his native Japanese homeland.



Brett Novak


Brett Novak

Running time

7 minutes

Country / Nationality

Filmed in Japan, Edited in USA

Our Judges say:

exquisite japanese skateboarding film, beautifully made

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Freestyle skating is growing and it's pretty impressive what they're doing now days especially if you're only a kid.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Impressive freestyle skating in visually stunning locations.

Anna Paxton

Filmmaker Brett Novak spent 14 days traveling alongside Isamu Yamamoto through Osaka, Kyoto and the surrounding countryside to capture this cinematic short film of the insanely talented young skateboarder.