DEEP DISH ‘seven’
‘On Nov 1st 2012, we released the first DEEP DISH edit and zine. Exactly 7 years later, we premiered our seventh full-length video. Looking back, it’s crazy to me how much DEEP DISH has grown and yet how little it has changed. It started as a creative outlet — a way to keep my sanity and to document those I care most about. Today, it is the same. “seven” is the latest addition to our archive.
“seven” was filmed over nearly two years, mostly in Chicago and partially on the East Coast where I moved for work. Big ups to Jon Schmoldt. Jon held it down in Chicago and was the main driving force behind documenting the crew while he also battled knee injuries. This video would not be possible without him and everyone featured in it. They all deserve a moment of recognition.
A main motivation behind DEEP DISH has remained shining a light on the growing scene of Chicago. I often feel like a broken record preaching about the city — how it seems to be the forgotten city in skateboarding despite its abundant marble plazas and cutty gems… For those of you there, keep taking advantage of it. For those of you that haven’t caught on, enjoy the video.’
– Mark Dunning