We’ve got great news: Volcom is releasing a new film into their incredible and growing pantheon of iconic vids. It comes out next month and it’s called Psychic Migrations. And we could not be more excited.
Today marks the beginning of our countdown to the highly anticipated film directed by RT, the man who brought you Creepy Fingers, BS! and a variety of other favorites from the Volcom library. But to begin, we must know where we’ve been with Volcom to fully appreciated the scale of this. To do this, we’ve compiled the What Youth List of the Top 10 Volcom films of all time below.
And while this is nowhere near all of them, we had to chime in with a list that rounds out the variety and the timelessness of what Veeco Productions is all about. If there are any films on this list you haven’t seen, in their entirety, then click the link above and buy them and get off the Internet and make a memory.
10. Alive We Ride, 1993:
The film that kick started the whole shit show of crazy that is Volcom.
Starring: Bryan Iguchi, Chet Thomas, Jamie Lynn, Terje Haakonsen, Mike Parillo, Brian Thien, Ben Ashbumer, Troy Eckert, Jeff Anderson, Adam Lerner, Jason Toth, Janna Meyen, Ian Gant, Steve Graham, Matt Patterson, Joel Mahaffey, Ryan Immegart, Dave Post, Kale Sandridge, Remy Stratton, Sean Slater, Conan Hayes
9. BS!, 2009:
Fun, funny and fucking underrated. This movie came out on the border of the Internet domination we see today, but it’s a hilarious parody of our surf life, with some of the best surfing of the time. Mitch Coleborn and Dusty Payne dominate.
Starring: Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Alex Gray, Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, and Andrew Doheny
8. Freedom Wig, 1997:
Freedom Wig was Volcom’s first skate film and was shot entirely on film.
Starring: Alan Peterson, Brad Hayes, Chet Thomas, Dustin Dollin, Geoff Rowley, Jaya Bonderov, Kale Sandridge, Remy Stratton, Richard Paez, Rune Glifberg
7. 156 Tricks, 2001:
20 minutes of fucked up Ozzie Wright, exactly how you want him laid together with a soundtrack that includes Johnny Justin, tdaatec, Sonic Youth,Yodeling Songs of the Alps, The Line, Snuff, The Peacocks Pelvis, Iggy Pop and more.
Starring Ozzie Wright
6. Computer Body, 2000:
“The true character of life is measured by mess and noise.” That is all ye know and all ye need to know. Track this thing down, underground classic made for the big stage.
Starring: Bruce Irons, Gavin Beschen, Kamalei Alexander, Tai Vandyke, Barney Barron, Dustin Cuizon, Ozzie Wright
5. Chicagof, 2004:
A powerhouse skate film with all the Volcom tweaks and details you expect and need.
Starring: Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleylard, Dustin Dollin, Rune Glifberg, Darrell Stanton, Caswell Berry, Ryan Sheckler, Dennis Busenitz, Javier Sarmiento, Alan Peterson, Aaron Suski
4. The Bruce Movie, 2005:
The highly anticipated, and now highly renowned film maintained all the rawness that was Volcom and Bruce Irons. Not one part out of place. If you surf, you’ve seen it. And if you haven’t. Then..what? Go get it. And call us when it’s over. We have to talk.
Starring: Bruce Irons
3. The Garden, 1994:
Shot entirely on Super 8 film, with a groundbreaking soundtrack, this film put Volcom snowboarding on the map.
Starring: Terje Haakonsen, Bryan Iguchi, Chet Thomas, Bryan Hartman, Jamie Lynn, Jeff Anderson, Joel Mahaffey, Jamie Heinrich, Ben Ashburner, Mike Parillo, Janna Meyen, Teo Lamm, Ryan Immegart, Daniel Franck, Jason Toth, Sebu Kuhlberg, Jason Carrougher, Ingmar Backman, Todd Proffit, Billy Anderson, Todd Messick, Peter Line, Alexi, Randy Walker, Mike Estes, Brian Thein, Jim Rippey, Ryan Williams, Dave Downing
2. Stoney Baloney,1995:
This was Volcom’s first surf film and set the tone and defined the aesthetic. It unleashed a ton of new unsung characters into the world and set the tone for Volcom’s surf productions.
Starring: Gavin Beschen, Dave Post, Shawn Barron, Tai VanDyke, Dave Wassel, Troy Eckert, Mark Taylor, Kaleo Roverson, Justin Harcharic, Tyler Smith, Randy Bonds, Sean Slater, Maikai Makena, Punker Pat, Rory Parker, Mark Caffey
1. Magnaplasm, 1998:
This film is in a class of it’s own really. The eggs. The toast. The surreal breakfast with Bruce Irons. The music. Ween. Bruce. The raw, candid nature of it all, packaged somehow within a surrealist Goya painting. It was ahead of it’s time, and made you feel funny, but it’s a testament to Volcom’s films. As a grom they challenge your perception and you’re not sure why, but you keep watching and they end up living with you forever. Magnaplasm was the film that absolutely changed everything. For Volcom. And for surfers everywhere.
Starring: Bruce Irons, Shawn Barron, Gavin Beschen, Dave Post, Tai Vandyke, Ozzie Wright, Kai Garcia, Jun Jo, Dave Wassel, Mark Caffey, Wooly, Troy Eckert, Matt Murphy, Simon Young, Kaleo Roverson, Rory Parker, Ben Brough, Jordy Brough, Tom Dosland, Kamalei Alenxander, Tyler Smith, Randy Bonds, Mark Taylor, Pat Towersey, Maikai Makena, Mike Morrissey, Kyle Garson, Sean Slater, Billy Hume, Jason Griffith, Brad Anderson