French Fred: The Route One Interview

Posted by Rotue One on 14th September 2017

Few people from outside the California bubble have had as seismic an impact on the way we view skateboarding as legendary film maker 'French' Fred Mortagne. From éS Footwear's era defining Menikmati to Flip Skateboards' debut full length Sorry, widely regarded as the greatest skate video of all time, Lyon native Fred's eye for an angle places him head and shoulders above his peers in the skate cinematography game.

With this in mind we were absolutely thrilled to get the chance to chat with him a few weeks back and we're equally as honoured to share the results of that afternoon with you now.

From his early, tentative steps on a board with a camera in his hand, through the kind of career highlights many would dine on for a lifetime, to his more recent work in both music and skate cinema, Fred has lived a life and influenced a lifestyle in ways that most of us can only dream about. With that in mind you know he has some stories for you to listen to!