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

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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