For the last decade Pete Spooner and Phil Schwartz have made Minnesota-centric skate videos together. Here's a quick timeline to bring us up to speed with their projects:
- WhoWhat?! - 2006: While it was their first video together, it is a great time capsule and served the purpose all first videos do for up and comers: it put the skaters and videographers on the local radar. Highlights include a tiny David Jaimes, Jan Jacobson being the first and thus far only person to jump onto the Cedar Towers rail, and the instant classic, only-gotten-better-with-age, where the fuck did those sweatpants come from part from Chuck Odima.
- Boondoggle - 2008: Filmer Tim Fulton joined the squad, Davis Torgerson showed the world he is not just 'this really good dude from my hometown', Casey Copenhaver got freaky and Dan Narloch set a precedent for the raw vibe Debris and Debri2 would have.
- Flow Trash - 2010: The trio reunited and they seem to have lost a bit of the 'umph'. Perhaps it was creative differences that would lead this to be the last project the 3 of them would make together, but that's not to say the video did not have its saving graces. Pat Gallaher began his long battle to make the Windom bump to rail his own, Dom Randazzo ruined spots, and not just by shitting on and spray painting the dead animals at them ( :( ), and CJ Tambornino did tricks at Minnesota's infamous 'roofs' spot that we bet he couldn't even name.
- Debris - 2012: Tim split off to make his own video, Homegrown. Pete and Phil returned triumphantly with Debris, full of raw gritty spots, Aaron Christensen showed his unique eye for skating, Casey Copenhaver finally skated to a perfectly fitting song, and Jan Jacobson had his first part in years (shout out to Jan for reminding us that One Financial gap is still a gap).
Which brings us to today. Debri2 is a proper follow up to 2012's Debris. Some highlights include:
Nate Cameron has his first part and it is just as stylish as everyone in the MN scene had hoped.
The video has a section highlighting every Minnesotan's favorite topic during a lull in conversation: shitty weather.