Michael Breitmaier’s Rochester scene video and follow-up to 2020’s Heirloom is now online in full. (To our less local friends: Rochester, New York is about a 5 1/2 hour drive from New York City.)
Memoir is almost entirely filmed in western upstate New York (sans a San Juan clip here and there), eschewing any compulsion to road trip out to Brand Name Spots™ in the big city or beyond — look no further than the mini montage dedicated to skating a crusty parking lot ledge behind a building peppered with melting snow piles.
Set to the type of #musicsupervision that you’d probably come across toggling the radio dial while making that drive up to Rochester, the result is a fun watch from a place that too often flies under the radar, even compared to its upstate, plaza-having counterparts like Albany and Syracuse. We made it out there once almost eight years ago, and watching Memoir is a nice nudge to make the effort to go back.
Funny that skaters in the Flatbar Capital of America™ would have such a high affinity for drop-down manny tricks though…
Features David Kimball, Adam Kerrick, Jonny Goupil, Japhey Dow, Kevin Bosch, Pedro Alvarado, Justin Grzechowiak, Nick Dicara, Tyler Stier, Dan Knights, Anthony Ferrari, Dane Varalli + more.