Going away for three years. Three years and a day to be precise. Away from friends, family and home. An ancient tradition that only a handful of tradesmen still follow today; the journeyman’s travel. We take to the road to accompany travelling apprentices in different phases of their journey and are witnesses to a life that in this modern day and age, hardly anyone feels brave enough to lead.
Directed | Valentin Brotbek, Christian Taro Camera | Valentin Brotbek, Christian Taro Sound | Fleur Matson, Antonin Wittwer Montage | Katharina Bhend Music | Björn Meyer, Klaus Gesing, Renato Achermann Sounddesign | Hans Peter Gutjahr
Production | Hochschule Design & Kunst Luzern Co-Production | SRF; Swiss Radio and Television Supported by | Aargauer Kuratorium & Berner Filmförderung
Words by doodah: The valley of Verzasca is a beautiful biosphere hidden in southern part of Switzerland, embedded in the mountains with tempting pools of luminous green. Hooked on secluded spots, remote villages and spectacular dams, we packed Chris Rediger, Timmey Krauer and Samuel Aeby together with photographer Filip Zuan and filmmaker Christian Taro in a Rustico at the end of the Valley and let the magic happen. From befriending goats to how to safely cross a river, no stone was left unturned to find some truly exotic skateboard spots
Skateboarding Timmey Krauer Christoph Rediger Samuel Aeby
“Skateboarding doesn’t make you a skateboarder: not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder.” - Lance Mountain
What is it, that keeps skateboarders trying a trick over and over again - ignoring the pain and frustration after several slams? "First Love" tries to show outsiders of the skateboard community what the fascination of this special sport is all about. But also addresses the die-hard skateboarders all around the world.
Director | Christian Taro Cinematography | André Guadagno, Christian Taro Sound | Valentin Brotbek Editing | Christian Taro Voice | Julian Koechlin
Awards Winner "Special Jury Award" – Upcoming filmmakers festival in Lucerne Winner "Best Short Film" – Madrid Skate Film Festival Winner “Best Content” – Academy Shorts Festival 2nd Place – Shnit Slam Movie Night
Festival Screenings (selection) Youki International Youth Media Festival - Wels, Austria Madrid Skate Film Festival - Madrid, Spain Luksuz Festival – Krško, Slovenia International Skateboard Film Festival - Berlin, Germany Barcelona International FICTS Festival - Barcelona, Spain Gässli Film Festival - Basel, Switzerland Upcoming Film Festival - Lucerne, Switzerland Shnit International Shortfilmfestival – Berne, Switzerland
Produced in 2014 by Lucerne University of Art and Design. All rights reserved.
“Ink” is an experimental short film. It portrays the work of the talented tattoo artist Lukas Speich. With the help of the animated typography we try to show (and to a certain degree explain) the work of a tattoo artist and the process of tattoing in general.
Direction, cinematography & motion graphics | Valentin Brotbek & Christian Taro Tattooer | Lukas Speich, XXX Tattoo Music | Calling (Instrumental) by Dexter Britain | dexterbritain.com
Words by doodah: We teamed up with Filip Zuan, a skateboard photographer from the eastern Swiss Alps and St. Moritz local, to spend a weekend skateboarding extraordinary spots at a higher altitude amidst amazing views. The skateboarding of Christoph Rediger and Alessandro Magnani, captured by Christian Taro within the alpine scenery of one of the most beautiful Swiss valleys is a feast for the eyes and the senses.
The skateboard series ALIVE is a collaboration between Filip Zuan and doodah. The series consists of three boards photographed and designed by Filip, produced in Europe using US hard maple in a limited series of 75 pieces each.
Film |Christian Taro Photography | Filip Zuan Music | All Is Clear by Big Blood – dontrustheruin.com
Produced in 2017. All rights reserved.
Production | Fasnacht & Partner AG Realisation | Morris Samuel, Fabio Tozzo, Christian Taro
Produced in 2015 by Fasnacht & Partner AG. All rights reserved.
Art & Wheels
Bike builders from around the world showing their handcrafted pieces of art in the heart of Europe.
Film | Christian Taro Music | Who Are You by Bitch Queens
Produced in 2018. All rights reserved.
Creative Director | Oli Bürgin Director | Christian Taro Cinematography | Alain Fiechter, Christian Taro Client | Skateboardeurope
Produced in 2018. All rights reserved.
The Wild Ones
The Wild One’s tour celebrates the courage and spirit of women motorcyclists’, inspiring others to explore without boundaries.
In July 2016, The Women’s Moto Exhibit came all the way from the US and rode on motorcycles through the Alps; starting in Austria, moving through Switzerland and ending in Italy passing Germany and the Czech Republic. Photographer Juampi Garcìa and myself accompanied the bad-ass group of women while they were riding through Switzerland.
Film | Christian Taro Music | American Heart by Waylon Thornton
Produktion | Fasnacht & Partner AG Regie | Christian Taro Produktionsleitung | Sarah Fasnacht Technische Leitung | Philipp Brogli Kamera | Fabio Tozzo, Davide Spina & Christian Schläpfer Ton & Schnitt | Christian Taro Color Grading | Fabio Tozzo