With Cult‘s ‘Talk Is Cheap’ DVD on the brink of being finished we decided to throw some questions at the Cult crew for DIG 89 and see how they found the whole process of filming over the past 2 years. In that issue you can find interviews with every Cult rider who has a full section in T.I.C, but here’s a little taster from Alex Kennedy…
Photos by Rob Dolecki
Injuries while filming for TIC:
Nothing too serious.
Something people don’t know about Cult is:
Nothing is forced, everything just seems to come together.
The dedication that everyone involved has, the aesthetic, the lack of pressure.
Best memory of filming for this project?
I can’t really narrow it down to one; the whole project has been the best memory for me.
Favorite filming trip for the DVD?
My first trip to HB staying with Dak… it flipped my life completely.
Worst injury sustained while filming for the video?
Farthest place traveled for filming?
Where else did you go?
Philly, HB, L.A., Croydon, London, New York.
What took the shortest to film at this point?
I got an over smith on a handrail first try.
What took the longest to film at this point?
A lot of my clips took a good while; some of the flat rail lines in particular.
… not to sound corny but I like to think of riding as an art form and so my footage is my art in a way.
Where did you do the most of your filming for your section at?
What was the most kooked thing you witnessed on the road filming for the new video?
The clip in the promo where a security guard attempts to kick Dak whilst wallriding over a rail.
What was the most surreal spot you got a chance to clock footage on during this very long journey to finish this video?
Rail school, ledge school.
Favorite spots/setups you have clips on?
How did the song choice for your part come about?
Discussions with Navaz about what I’m into, and what kind of genre I’d prefer to use; from there he found something that we could both agree on.
Now that your video part is almost done, how satisfied are you with the progress?
Honestly, with so much time to make sure I got what I wanted, I’m pretty content with what we got.
I hate to ask you to pick favorites but out of such a great team, who is your favorite to watch ride?
I love that everybody on the team has an individual style and character; with that being said I enjoy taking in everyone’s riding in different ways.
Who’s section do you think will be your favorite in the new video?
It’s hard to say, but Dak has so much gnarly footage, and I’ve always been a fan of Dehart’s parts.
How important is filming for you on a personal level?
At this point filming gives me the majority of satisfaction from BMX; not to sound corny but I like to think of riding as an art form and so my footage is my art in a way.
Now that it’s almost done, do you have plans to work on any other projects?
Yes, there’s always a plan going on in my mind.
How was filming with the rest of the team while working on this video project?
Great as always; I filmed most of my stuff riding with Dak. Watching him do the things he does is of course very motivating.
Most scary clip you clocked in?
Nollie hanger the La Brea rail.