Skateboarding lives hard, dies hard and saw its first prominence in Chicago in the early 1990′s. Wing Ko was there documenting Jesse Neuhaus, Steven ‘Stevie Dread’ Snyder and Eric Murphy who were sponsored riders for the famed Alva Skateboards at a time when very few Midwestern skaters got recognition by the industry-leading West Coast companies.
The Brotherhood: Chicago is about life within skateboarding, within a city far from the sport’s epicenter. It’s about the bonds formed and the experiences shared within the brotherhood and the effects of ego, fiscal responsibility and parenthood as seen through the eyes of three skateboarders that lived it in every respect.
The Brotherhood: Chicago mixes cinematic skate footage, interviews from 1990-2010, a deep archive of photography and original music by Steven “Dread” Snyder in a film about pursuing one’s passion as life happens.