Simple Summer Session 2018

At the start of August I flew to Latvia on live broadcast host duties both for Simple Session’s own broadcast and Red Bull TV.

Stepping into the main host role for both the Skateboard and BMX finals, I was joined by BMX legend Chris Doyle. This was a first for me in this role and I’m really grateful to both Simple Session and Red Bull for the opportunity.

You can see both of the broadcasts below.

NASS Festival 2018

NASS Festival 2018 was a busy one for me juggling skating and hosting duties accordingly! Alongside skating in the Invitational Street contest and throwing back to my teens by competing in Invitational Vert, I was hosting the Open Street contest, Women’s Street Finals and the VICE Old Blue Last Beer Long Rail Jams.

With a Long Rail Jam taking place each day, this meant my diary for the weekend was stacked – but with the sun shining, a World Cup win in the bag and incredible skating taking place right across the festival site, that was fine by me!

Perhaps the most unexpected setup for any of my hosting duties was Old Blue Last’s long rail. I’d been briefed that this was 20m long, but it’s only when you see a golden rail glistening in the sun in person that you appreciate just how long 20m really is. This event was a mixture of incredible skating and hilarious challenges, featuring people cracking beers (mostly onto themselves) mid-grind, skating with 5 foot tall inflatable beer cans under arm, and skate-jousting to name just a few.

Highlights of the Long Rail Jam can be seen below, and I look forward to being back at NASS in 2019.

New 2018 Showreel!

I’m really pleased to release my new 2018 showreel! Featuring work from the likes of Red Bull, BBC Three, AMC Networks and more.

BBC Three - Mental Health in Sport

I’m really pleased to release my new short film with BBC Three, focusing on mental health in sport.

This is a topic extremely close to my heart – not only because of my work with suicide awareness and prevention charity, CALM, but because one of my best friends found the confidence to tell me he’d tried to take his own life.

Speaking to BBC Three, this was a story that they wanted to tell, and I’m hoping that through this video we can kick-start a conversation that helps towards breaking the stigma.

Red Bull TV - Simple Session 2018

During Simple Session 2018, I was recruited by Red Bull to host their live broadcast of the Skateboard Best Trick contest.

This was the first time Red Bull had experimented with streaming a fully VR compatible broadcast, and the results were great with more than 270,000 viewers tuning in.

You can see the video in full below – click and drag the screen to check out the action going on in full 360 degree fashion. I’m to the left!