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New From VICE Films: 'All This Mayhem' - Exclusive Trailer

Watch an exclusive trailer for 'All This Mayhem', a new documentary about Tas and Ben Pappas by director Eddie Martin and executive producers VICE Films.

Screening at Sydney Film Festival 2014 is All This Mayhem—director Eddie Martin's balls-out documentary about Tas and Ben Pappas—Australia’s most infamous professional skaters. From the late 80s into the 90s the brothers morphed from teenage skate rats at Prahran skate park to a relentless two-headed vert ramp phenomenon. Utilising endless handicam footage taken at the time, paired with interviews from Henry Sanchez, Lance Conklin, Dom Kekich, Bill Weiss and others, the film chronicles the brothers' winding rise to number one and two in the world, touching upon their revolutionary styles, feuds with Tony Hawk, and ingestion of every mood-altering substance going.

Not surprisingly their lifestyle had its complexities, and the Pappas brothers’ time at the top was short lived. By the 2000s drugs and jail time had eclipsed their skating and much of the film explores two decades of consequences and the difficult return to normal life.

All This Mayhem is directed by Eddie Martin and produced by Pank & Martin, alongside executive producers VICE Films.

See it at Sydney Film Festival on Thursday, June 5 at 8.45PM. Tickets and details here. See it at Dark Mofo Films in Hobart on Monday, June 16 at 6PM and Friday, June 20 at 9PM (with Director Q&A). Tickets and details here.

All This Mayhem will be released theatrically in Australia by Entertainment One on July 10.