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PALACE Skateboards x adidas Originals Collection - Video with Lev Tanju Impersonator


Would the real Lev Tanju please stand up?

Tired of bland introductory video from past collaborative project by others, PALACE Skateboards' chief instigator Lev Tanju decided to take a humorous route for PALACE’s upcoming collaboration with adidas Originals. With production company Somesuch’s assistance, an open casting call was made for “Female Sports Newsreader,” “Meeting Attendees x 4-6,” “German Boss,” and a character by the name of “Gunther.” While all parts required no previous acting experience, the roles of German Boss and Gunther required the skill of speaking with a German accent. The result is an actor’s portrayal of Tanju, but with an accent slightly east of Germany and in the form of a Russian mob boss (or retired KGB operative).

Scroll down to see the comical video as well as a video by VICE and ASOS with the real Lev Tanju. In the meantime, you can visit the PALACE Skateboards x adidas Originals Pop-Up Shop in New York where the collection will be available starting this Saturday, September 27th.

PALACE Skateboards x adidas Originals Pop-Up Shop Openhouse Gallery 201 Mulberry Street | Map New York, NY 10012

Release Date: 9/27/2014 (Saturday)

Directors: Stu Hammond & Lev Tanju Producer: Chris Massey Production Company: Somesuch Director Of Photography: Ben Magahy Production Designers: Samuel Waters & Ben Lack Editor & Sound Design: Ben Crook Colorist: Jason Wallis @ Electric Theatre Collective Online: Electric Theatre Collective