“There is only so much loss that someone can have until you realize that there’s more to life than just pleasure.” – Tas Pappas
All This Mayhem tells the story of Tas and Ben Pappas, their rise to skateboarding prominence – and their devastating fall. In this short film we get behind the scenes with Tas, director Eddie Martin and producers George Pank and James Gay Rees who wax nostalgically for a time when “skateboarding was populated by gnarly men and colourful characters.”
Eddie speaks about the vast amount of archive used in All This Mayhem, from a time when camcorders and video recording were heavily engrained in skate culture. The message is clear: this isn’t a sensationalised piece about being a rockstar, it’s real and raw, with a lot of emotion behind it.