“I started filming for the video in 2007 and it took the better part of 5 years to complete. The filming was done in the streets of the Annapolis/DC/Baltimore area. The film features local skateboarders Ben Walters, Alex Johns, Christian Battung, Ty Henderson and myself. The project was filled with blood sweat and tears. I went through 5 cameras in the process. There were always the days where we struggled to film any clips and felt like giving up, which is where the name of the film stems from. “A Luta” can be translated into “the struggle” in Portuguese and then there were the days where we would stack 5-10 clips. All in all it was a fun ride and I look forward to the next one, A Luta Continua.” – Robbie Gurlik film maker/skateboarder
This is the video coverage of Robbie Gurlik’s “A Luta” video that premiered at the Charmcity Skatepark in Baltimore, Maryland. The video stars A Luta stars Christian Batung, Tyrone Henderson, Ben Walters and Robbie Gurlik. It also stars Tyler Thomas, Nick lusk, Kyle Flegel, Andy Gardener, Joey Fitzpatrick, Justin Watson, Kyle Genung, Isaiah Cianciolo, Jesse Wright and Jonah Helfman.- Jason Chapman Charmcity Skatepark owner
The Charmcity Skatepark
The Charmcity Skatepark was started in September 1994 by Baltimore skateboarder Jason Chapman. The Charmcity Skatepark has strived to build the Baltimore skate scene (literally) and support skateboarding through events, demos and contests and help bring top talent and events to Baltimore. The 20,000 plus square foot facility is one of the largest on the east coast. The park is located in the Canton Trade Center industrial park in the Canton area of Baltimore (a stones throw from the historic Fells Point waterfront area) Maryland. The street address is 4401 O’donnell St. Baltimore, Maryland 21224. They can be found on the web at www.charmcity.tv
The Charmcity Skatepark Team
The Charmcity Skatepark team has consistently won the Best of Baltimore Contest Series and has won the Shop Contest at Academy Skatepark in Connecticut. The Charmcity Skatepark team are the proud winners of the 2013 Focus Magazine and Rep215.com’s Park Montage contest. They are also the proud winners of the Dew Tour’s 1st ever Amateur Shop Battle held at the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City, Maryland. The Charmcity Skatepark team frequently does team demonstrations for major companies (ASA,AST,Bowie Baysox,The Maryland Science Center,Dew Tour,Six Flags,Camp Sunrise-CampForTheTerminallyIll),schools and other skateparks. Charmcity Skatepark frequently partners with large sponsors like Red Bull, Monster Energy, Vitamin Water, Under Armour, Gatorade and Jerry’s SCION to bring Baltimore the larger contest series and create unique events on behalf of these large clientele. Working with these companies to push skateboarding is an awesome opportunity, one that the Chramcity Skatepark has had much success with! Their work with the less fortunate has been recognized and awarded by Mayor Martin O Malley and Mayor Sheila Dixon. The team stays busy street skating,chillin at the park and constantly filming for various video projects.