Globe BowlBash - European Skateboarding Freakshow

Independently produced media event series that brought together the best European BOWL skateboarders ON MTV 

With a series of five events we created a stage for the best European bowl skateboarders. A stage for them to jam with their peers and an opportunity to show their skills to the world. In partnership with media such as MTV, Eurosport and Extreme Sports Channel we created TV shorts that brought this core scene to a broad audience. All together the TV, DVD, web and print coverage reached millions of people and generated valuable brand exposure for its partners Globe, Braun, Independent and others. Three editions of the Globe BowlBash were produced over the period of three years.  

Independent production. Partners; Globe, Braun, Independent, MTV, Eurosport, Extreme Sports Channel

Concept, direction and production by Alrik Swagerman
Art direction by Mark Rooker
Contest production in cooperation with SFN;
Bram Waterman, Stan Postmus, André van Dijk
Film direction by Billy Pols
Photography by Ruud van Bragt

Thanks to Matt Grabowski, Eduardo Saens de Amibilia, John Magnusson, Casper Friedl, Chrissie Stegt, Hans Dijs, Abdul Q, Evelien Zwart, Mick Johan, Matthijs Booij, Kiki Kouthoofd, Aziz, Roy, Ramoen, Tasso Heijnen, Bas Ackermann, Paul Swagerman and everybody else who made the BowlBash happen.

The total organisation consisted of over 30 people; local organizers, event technicians, DJs, film crew, photographers, writers, designers, media managers. Also see Globe BowlBash films and shorts