Ty Evans is skateboarding’s Steven Spielberg. If you look at his resume starting in the early Planet Earth and Transworld days through his work with Girl, Chocolate, and Lakai, he continually progressed the genre with each release. Then, he ambitiously embarked on making the biggest skateboarding film the world had ever seen with 2015’s We Are Blood. That project had a budget in the millions, and saw skateboarding go to places it hadn’t before, most notably, Dubai.
Since the release of We Are Blood, Evans launched his own production company called Ghost Digital Cinema. He recently produced Skateistan’s Land of Skate documentary, and is set to premiere his latest full-length, The Flat Earth, on Friday. The latter is a self-financed epic that will showcase Evans’s latest technical innovations. Expect some amazing visual effects and zero fisheye shots.
We recently interviewed Evans about his current and future projects, which include Nyjah Huston’s upcoming Nike SB part. We also got him to answer the burning question that’s been on everyone’s mind for the better part of a decade: Will we ever see Chomp on This 2?