Illegal Civilization

illegal4 Part skate video, part lookbook, part surreal horror movie; the young Los Angeles skate crew and streetwear brand Illegal Civilization team with Fader to release a seriously bizarre new short film.

Led by Odd Future affiliate Mikey Alfred, Illegal Civilizations' new video is directed by Aaron Brown and is the story of some mischievous skaters who have one hell of a day— everything from getting stalked by a murderous security guard, and disturbing the peace with their skateboarding. It's got kids walking on water, skaters getting slashed, and some nice looking threads.

In a statement to Fader Alfred says, "The past year, we've been taking narrative film-making seriously, renting locations and using sound guys, the works. Me and my friend Lionel Boyce had written the general concept of the short already, so the timing was insane. FADER paired me with [the director] Aaron Brown, who helped make the ideas a little more grounded. He added an art aspect to it instead of us always trying to make these super dialogue-heavy Scorsese-feeling pieces."

Watch the genre-bending film below.