Twenty-six year old guy from Montpellier, Boris Proust is a « cool way of life » skater (without headlock) and the fact to be vegetarian doesn’t prevent him from starving for big bloody nose blunts. Attracted by new destinations, he doesn’t hesitate to fly away so as to land on the best spots, and film his friends skatin’ on them. The film had to be part of the skate’s world, a project is born: MoFo Prod’. In partnership with the graphic-designer Luc Angles, Borist treats nowadays skate and events of all types. Working with brands like Cliché, that production agency grows and permits him toearn his life thanks to a real videopassion.
Jacker / Montpellier is your playground, do you skate in street or do you skate everywhere ?
B / Most of the time, we skate in the street, we sometimes go to skateparks but the parks here aren’t good. I like the mini-ramp, small curves are cool too, but I can’t stand big curves, I’m not able to do anything in them.
J / You skate for Cliché and you also do their videos right ?
B / Yes, I skate for Cliché for over two years now in flow, something like that, and I’m doing videos for them since a year and a half, which is quite cool. Everybody is cool and everything works well.
J / This weekend, you will go to Lyon to join the team, is there a new video on work ?
B / Yeah, a video coming out next summer I think, and at the same time, the little one-week mission to film Lem (the german guy skating for Adidas) who just entered the team, as well the rest of the crew.
J / The skate in one hand, the camera in the other. Isn’t it too hard sometimes to manage both ?
B / Ok, when you’re on tour and you are skating as well, it’s a bit hot, but I manage it. About a month ago we walked in Lyon, it was a trip with“flows”in which I was in, and I had to film and skate, sometimes it’s hard, but I arrived two days earlier and I left two days later, so I had time to film some stuff.
J / What do you mean by “flow” ?
B / In fact, you got like the pro-skaters, the amateurs, guys who are crazy, but who don’t have any pro model and are paid. The flow, that’s all the guys who are below, representing the country, but who don’t have the same rank as the others.
J / IIs Montpellier a good city to skate ? What are the best places you recommend to a newcomer ?
B / It’s a cool city, but skating every day becomes a bit boring. The best spot is the Odyseum for chilling skate and to make jump. The Lez is cool too, because it’s nice to film but right now you can skate more, they put a log there ... we’ll have to remove it. Then there is the skatepark of Maugio, if you go there once in the month.
J / Arriving in 26 years, have you still the same energy as before, or do you begin to feel the age ?
B / Even before I had knees problems and I did all the time ankles, now it’s okay, I should not tell that because I will make me one maybe tomorow.
J / Tell us about the Mofo Prod in collaboration with Luc Angles ?
B / It’s a communication agency, in fact (www.mofoprod.com). We made skate videos at the base, then I did at University some short films which became boring. I made some small videos for events, so from video to the other, I work nowadays for Anatome, a public communication agency , we did some stuff for the city hall. We always produce skate videos for us because we love that, and sometime you’re paid to make Cliché videos but it doesn’t pay all the time, suddenly you can do all your stuff a hand, tips of events, etc ...
J / You even made boards Mofo Prod for only 35 euros. At this price, I guess it’s more for the com ?
B / It’s just for us, because at the end we didn’t made any money. Especially to all our best friends because we made factory prices. So here it was for the trip, it’ s cool. If everything’s sold, we are going to remake some, or something else, we’ll see.
J / We know that you admire the American skate (more than their food). Do you plan to go soon there to skate ?
B / Uh no, maybe in New York just to buy a camera, I went there last year, it’s cool but becomes boring. For spots, you do an hour or two to drive each time, especially in Los Angeles, New York. San Francisco is cool too, we skated a day just, seems to be more european.
J / So you made a trip over there ?
B / Yeah, for two months, it was Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and Las Vegas. We rented a car two days just to make the journey, after we had some friends who had just arrived, fortunately, otherwise we wouldn’t have found any spot.Thanks Mackenzie, Louie and all the others !
J / You have also videos which targeted cities: Rome, Shanghai, Costa Rica, San Francisco and recently Corsica. You do it just for fun, or you would like to work much later on video landscape ?
B / I like doing this. Each time I move to a place in fact, if I have time, I make a video for me, just to have memories and it makes one more video. I love to film everything, filming is kind of orgasmic for me
J / What are the next on the list ?
B / India in a month. I’m tripping two months, one month travelling with my girlfriend and then after she flies back, friends arriving for a month and we will take photos and skate, suddenly I’ll make short skatevideos and a short video of India.
J / Your little brother Eliot is a photographer, he does really good job, you shoot often together ?
B / We don’t shoot so often together. He was studying last year and he often has to do a few things. Then I am not always in Montpellier either, but everytime I had to do something, I offered him, if he’s hot we go forward.