Peter Brings the Shadow to Life

Shadow-play. It’s beauty, curiosity, presence, and importance all subtly represented in The Predatory Bird‘s (skateboarder John Rattray) poetic short Peter Brings the Shadow to Life. Featuring the board-talent of Joe Pease and the inspirational literary source of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Quick official background info can be skimmed as follows:

“The title of this video by Joe Pease comes from this essay – – which contains paragraphs such as, “It is not uncommon for children to play with their shadows or to imagine that they are tangible. However, in order to grow up, children must leave behind this fantasy…no one ever fully grows up. Instead, growing up is a process that continues throughout life.” Of course, it might just be a bunch of shadows. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.”

Full ~2.5 minute stream down at the bottom! Check it out and enjoy!

Peter Brings the Shadow to Life, 2012
The Predatory Bird