If you have been following this blog from the beginning, you may remember a quick video post entitled Palomar. It may just seem like another city montage to you, but Palomar has had a profound impact on our lives since Michael Chew presented it to us last year. Our city was given life. We knew we were part of something special. “More Palomar, more Palomar!” was the cry of skateboarders for months after its premiere. But our call was not answered. We began to lose hope. What if there is no Palomar 2? Without Palomar our community of skateboarders would not be the same. The twinkle in their eyes was gone. Some days Eggs would be completely un-skated. Cops began to worry about what they would be doing with no skateboarders to kick out. Would they be expected to actually stop crime? The thought was unbearable. A shadow was cast across the entire city. But it was this shadow that provided the camouflage we needed to get back in the streets. Rumors spread about Palomar coming back. Cops began receiving more late night calls regarding noise complaints. Hope returned to our city. It is with a great deal of pleasure that we here at smltalk are the first to officially premiere Palomar 3, the long awaited sequel to Palomar. And I know what you’re thinking: “But I must have missed Palomar 2?!?” Do not concern yourself with these questions now. The answers you are seeking will find you.

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 Filmed and edited by Tin Tran. Based on the novel by Michael Chew. For more of Tin’s work go to tin-tran.com and for more of Chew’s check out pueblo2012.blogspot.com

P.S. - For non-Vimeo users here is the youtube link as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5byl0P2-GM&feature=youtu.be