All This Mayhem tells the story of brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeating Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year.
Skateboarding came naturally to the Pappas brothers, but success was a different story. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account we witness the dark consequences of Tas and Ben’s rapid success, their intense fraternal bond and their journey from the pinnacle of their sport into a downward spiral of self-destruction.
From the makers of award-winning documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna, and featuring fascinating interviews, first person accounts and archival footage, All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide and tells of a tragedy too incredible to believe. Co-produced by Vice Films and directed by Eddie Martin (Lionel), All This Mayhem is an adrenalin-fuelled and unforgettable Australian film.
The new documentary is currently screening in selected cinemas around Australia and the UK with an international release set for September, and a DVD release coming soon. On today’s episode of aahh Radio we catch up with director Eddie Martin to discuss the brand new film, why he wanted to tell this story and the challenges he faced in getting this one off the ground. All that and a whole lot more; stream, download and share below.
Limited Metropolitain screenings from the 28th August. Check cinemas for session times:
Lomited sessions from Thursday – Sunday
Palace Cinema Barracks Brisbane
Palace Cinema Eastend Adelaide
Palace Cinema Canberra
Limited Screenings in Regional Australia from this Thursday 21st August. Check cinemas for session times:
Pighouse Flicks Byron Bay
Event Cinema Newcastle
Event Cinemas Tuggerah
Greater Union Wollongong
Birch Carrol & Coyle Coolangatta – Q&A with Director Eddie Martin on Saturday 23rd August at 6:45pm.
Birch Carroll & Coyle Maroochydore
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
If you’ve already seen All This Mayhem then you’ll definitely want to watch ‘Shredding Against The World’, Vice’s amazing ‘making of…’ film here.