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11/21/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW


Mr Tom Baker… I was in my usual state of frustration editing up last years junior series video, ‘INSIDE’ when I realized once again I had a pile of ‘A’ grade vision but no music to go with it… Then an album by a pack of poms called ‘Nexus Bloom’ rocked up on my desk… I threw down a few of their tracks and before long my nightmare had transformed into pure synchronized beauty.


Tom was the lead guitarist and vocalist of N.B, after realizing that the UK had no time for their music they fled to Australia In hope of greener pastures… They were wrong, after months of looking for gigs and a decent bass player the band could not survive and Tom Field the drummer had no choice but to pack up ship and head home. Tom Baker however wasnt convinced that his time in Australia was over… Tom and his girl walked headfirst down struggle street, for months they batteld towards the dream of recognition and a possible record signing… Luck wasnt on their side… Until they made the decision to jump on a flight to South Oz…


After being invited by the boys from Amundsen’s Flag they headed to Ceduna where they set up camp in a cottage on the boys farm… A month later Tom walked away with true friendship and his own album under a new title ‘MINERS CLUB‘… Thats when I got the call… ‘Nolan, we are comin to crash on ya floor’… ‘No worries you filthy swines, the floor’s all yours’… After a few rums, scotches and a fair deal of durries we came up with the idea of shooting Runamuk’s and Tom’s virgin film clip…



Now this is true to honest god… The clip below took us 7 hours all up… shooting, editing, compressing, uploading and whinging… I say that ’cause we’re happy about the turnaround… We are not trying to rival Spike Jonze, (who could?) however we do think we have come out the other side with an entertaining clip… But it’s here so you can be the judge…This is ‘NO CASH FOR SORROW’ by Tom Baker… ENJOY?



11/20/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, POST WITHOUT PURPOSE

The clip below is pure amusement. A good mate of mine, Mr Stirling Howland used to have a clip to show me most mornings in the office… Considering he created the World Wide Web he should know of some funny clips… We pissed ourselves for hours each day at this and I thought you guys might share our twisted sense of humour. Ravers? what is this breed? Enjoy!


CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW with Luke Cheadle the mastermind behind ‘theTOURlife’ phenomenon

11/20/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW

Mr Luke Cheadle… I first met Luke in Hawaii in 2003. Being an unknown filmmaker with a lil plastic tripod, a backpack and no idea it can be hard finding a cheap quality stay on the North Shore, fortunately I snagged a place through my good mate Ryan ‘thetoe’ Campbell… Before long the house at Sunset had turned into a halfway house for Australian, Brazillian and American juniors… I had a merry old time on my stay, but it wasn’t the footage I bagged or the spam sushi I ate, it was the crew I met and the mates I have for life that made it so memorable… Cheads is one of these mates. After all the grief I gave him and the pizza pockets I stole we remain good mates, we are both just a lil wiser… He used to be a poxy faced frothin grommet, now he resembles a man model or someone out of the latest electro group… Then again I used to be a skinny pest, now im a fat pest… All in all he is still the same bloke and thank god for it… He is a fine character and a true compliment to the Australian Surfing family.


Cheads back in ’03, Sunset Point, reppin one of the original RV shirts.


This was Hawaii ’04. On our way to Honolulu for caps and kicks.


Hawaii ’04… I had this shot posted somewhere on the web and Brades asked ‘Is that Vin Diesel with the tats?’… I said ‘ No, thats Stuey Campbell and he will out stunt Vin in a heartbeat. Pagey with his signature hand jive.


Bending… then Melting.

I caught up with Cheads to see about what he’s been up to and what ‘theTOURlife’ is all about.

RV- How are ya Mr Cheadle?

LC- I’m great mate, had a lovely day actually. A really nice surf at newport filming with Pagey, then we grabbed a couple of longy’s and watched the girls walk past at Manly… So yeah, great at the moment.

RV– The TOURLIFE is the talk of many towns… How did it come about?

LC– I’d had an idea about showing the world the sort of things that happen on the WQS, ’cause no-one was really giving a shit or doing anything about it. At first it was gonna be a film but I didnt really have the funds, so I started a blog… At first it was a lil’ rank but as soon as the comps started and I got more involved it turned out pretty cool. I soon realized however that Pagey had the same idea concerning a film, so we teamed up and filmed the entire year. The partying, the heats and everything in between. The film should be out next year, so check it.


‘stand tall! Luke’


Spence, Cheads and Sedz… Loiterin’

 RV– It focuses on just a handful of Aussie QS campaigners right?

LC– Yeah pretty much… The people that are interesting and doing shit should be written about…hahahaha… That sounded a bit gay, but if I didnt do the blog and you didnt do your Runamuk thing no-one would hear about about half the guys, even though they are the best surfers and funnest guys out there.

RV– the 10 pack… Who are they?

LC- Ahhh, they are the best crew of people in the world mate…. hahaha… It was the crew we vowed to travel with for the duration of the Europe leg. It consisted of Dozza, Spence, Myself, Sully, Woody, Melling, Sedz, Fish, Brenno and a mate from home Brett… Who’s a mad dog.


the 10 pack +1 and a few snags

RV– Thats a well fair team. 

Your groupie following has been mutating across the world, how many girls greet you at each airport? Whats the best sign you have seen? and whats the most pairs of undies you have ever had in your pocket at the one time?

LC- Hhahahahahahah… Dont know if I should be talking about it, but fuck it!… It’s what everyone always says and I dont really care so I’ll let some stuff loose. Our time in L.A was crazy, we had some nuts parties where we all had a chick, cruising round nude and going mad. England was messed up, the ten of us were packed into a tiny room and the place is like ‘THE’ party town, so I think I seen all of the single boys pump throughout the time there, most notably was Woody, but we wont go there hahahaha. I might leave it at that… although it all sounds a bit gay haha.


make the cut cheads?





mission accomplished

RV– As long as there is nude girls involved I think ‘gay’ is a term that wont be needed.

Can I get your 10 pack rating (1st – 10th ) on the following.


LC– Sedz has the best ranking, with Brett the worst hahaha. Best drop wallet would be Dozza for sure with probably me the worst I cant layback if my life depends on it. Best punter would have to be Spence with a few fighting it out for last. Larrikin, no need for any name other than Fish, he gets the best and worst, ’cause he can be the funniest guy in the world and the most annoying. Deck skills would be Sedz, Spence then me and Fish, no-one else really hits it. Dozza is actually an amazing dancer and Sully got on stage with a whistle fist pumping one night so he gets worst. Fish would be the ladies man for sheer numbers alone with Sedz the worst, he didn’t get one root, sorry Sedz but you are qualifying anyway mate. Worst hygiene, ahh fuck, Woody. Dont really take notice of farting, but im sure something died in our room in England. All the boys will say im the Mummy’s boy, but fuck I dont complain or puss out I just love my mum. Dont know about the snake in the grass but me and Brett had a run-in over some chicks on the first night of the trip, hahahaha. We all boozed away together so its a joint win there, yyyeeewwwwww. Brother in law would probably be Dozza, he’s that fucking nice and can bash the shit outta people… there’s no way i’d let fish come home with my sis.


the TOURLIFE dogs… Tarantino has already cast Will Farrell as ‘Woody’

RV– You gotta love ya mum, its compulsary

Most memorable moment in TTL history?

LC– Got so many good memories on the tour life mate. I scroll through TTL.COM and just smile and laugh every time I look at it, definately had a fun year. The funniest would be England again with Woody’s run-in with the ‘Beast’… but she was a good sport and I wasn’t there… I think she is a nice girl too, hahahah.

RV– Whats your pick up line of choice?

LC- Hahahaha, ah?… ‘Hey, whats up?’… I dont have a plan, I just go up and see what happens and sometimes I wake up with a sore head and a rig beside me… sometimes just the sore head.

RV– Does the 10 pack work as a team?

LC– Yeah mate of course, we’d film together, taking turns shooting and watching each others heats. We’d dance together and be wingmen even at the worst of times…hahaha… Anything your fellow 10 packers needed someone was always there.


fellow Flannel representatives… and the Doz steele

RV– If your ipod froze on the one song for the rest of its life, what track would you hope it was?

LC– Booka Shade – ‘In white rooms’ or anything by Trentonmoller. I love my electronic music mate.

RV– so your happy to listen to electro when your a wrinkly old dude at the TAB smoking rollies?…. Thats commendable, I had my money on Bowie or Dylan… ‘Ziggy plays guitar’…or Cheadle and the Monkeyman’ hahaha

Who do you reckon will be the first of the 10 pack to qualify and when?

LC– Well Sedz and Melling are looking good for this year mate, i’m pretty confident in the guy’s. After that there’s a couple. Everyone surfs that bloody good, it just comes down to a bit of luck, strategy and I think you gotta fucking hassle hey, whether you like it or not.

RV– If I was to call you ‘ Luke Skypestalker’ what would be your response?

LC– hahaha, i’d just laugh mate, I think you called me that ’cause I barred ya on facebook for a girl I was talking to from the states. I never really use it but I have lately its phenomenal.

RV– ‘I am your father Luke Skypestalker, you must cease cyber love affairs and return to electronic sword fighting…’

Whats instore for the TTL crew in 2009?

LC– More of the same i’d say. I just booked a ticket to the states for next year when Coachella is on which is the biggest festival in the world, got some hook ups for that I think. We will be hitting Mexico that same trip and finishing with the comp at Trestles. So thats the only thing thats been set in stone as yet but we’ll have fun, go mad, surf a lot and show you the things you dont usually get to see.


CHEADS_durbanwavepool from RUNAMUK VISUALS on Vimeo.

RV– A few words to describe Runamuk Visuals?

LC- Fuck! I cant put words to it. Runamuk has been with me for pretty much my whole surfing life, started on my first trip ever which was to Hawaii, Runamuk was there self-funded, filming the boys and providing art and laughs. Runamuk was there through my Billabong years once again filming, laughing and giving good life advice and now once again Runamuk is here with me and the boys through the TOUR LIFE days doing what he/it does best, and thats just being too damn cool for any school.

RV- spot on cheads….hahaha… I should ditch that question, but the boats floatin and the feathers are ruffled so bite it!

Now get yourselves to ‘the Tour Life’ site. Go back to the top of this page and to your right in the ‘Like minded Fools’ column click their button… or push their buttons… they fuckin love it

another pointless picture

11/19/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, POST WITHOUT PURPOSE


CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW with Luke Dorrington

11/14/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, VIDEO, CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW


Luke Dorrington… One of the true characters in the Australian surfing family… You know some nights, you’ve got a heap of mates ’round for a beer, things arent flowing, everyone slowly retreats home and flags the night out… ‘Im not feelin’ it‘… ‘I got no coin, I’m saving for my chicks birthday’… Well, Luke’s the bloke who will turn these arvo’s around, just as the last member of the team is about to head home for a movie and a cuddle with the missus Doz can walk in… and its on… He’s the first one up the next morning and the last one out of the surf that arvo.

I spent a good chunk of last night slappin’ a profile clip of Doz together… For no real reason, the footage was there and the footage was good… Thats the only reasons an editor should need to put a clip together for a mate… Now that it’s done ive sat back and realized that you guys gotta see this… So here is our first ‘CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW’ section. Enjoy.                Thanks to Billabong Entertainment, Kendall O’Brien and Shags at Surfing Options.


RV: How are ya Doz?… Where are ya? what you been up to?

LD: I’m good mate, just finished work and im havin’ a beer on the couch.

RV: So I hear a lot of mixed reports about the life of a ‘QS campaigner, whats your take on it all?

LD: I really enjoy doing the ‘QS, you get paid to compete in a surfing event in another country and do it with ya mates, it can be a bit upsetting when you’re losing heats but hey, ya take the good with the bad I guess…

RV: It’s the way of the world… The surfing world is in a futuristic frenzy ‘rodeo this, sushi gorkin that’… You reckon a flip rivals a proper man hack?

LD: Ha ha… Julian, Wade, Jordy and almost every other kid in the world are doing rodeo’s and sushi things at the drop of a hat… I think its great but I couldn’t do one to save my life… I prefer to keep the rail in the H20.

RV: Just the usual run of the mill question…1 word answers for the following

LD: HAZZA – tapped… LECKIE – weird… BRADES – powerful… WADE – freak… LAURIE – lunatic… WOODY – sexual… MELLING – talent… SEDZ – sagbag… COLEBORNE – ford territory… CAMPBELL – waterpistol… BALO – daddy… CLIPPER – determined

RV: If someone was to ‘own’ snapper who would it be?… Who gets the most waves or does the most damage?

LD: Parko… He always gets the best ones and surfs them ok too…hahaha

RV: Your fresh back from 3 months overseas, who’s the first crew you ring for a beer?

LD: The Harrington family are always keen for a beer and some laughs, Doogs, Muzza, Dazza, Stellix, Hopey, Pitty, Gazza, Harvey boy.

RV: You’ve spent a lot of time travellin’ with James ‘TAIPAN’ Wood… Whats the most amusing story you have about the stock?

LD: I put his name in the gay classifieds and he has been getting hasseled by homosexuals non stop for the last few months… Now he’s gonna find out who did it… Sorry James!

RV: Margs would be proud of that prank.

You’ve been working in the mines for awhile… Whats your thoughts on working for a living?

LD: I work for company in Port Headland, Western Australia that supply’s the mines with cement, apart from waking up at 5am every morning i’m really enjoying it… I work with a cool crew and it’s a good change of lifestyle, I think it builds character… I do miss the surf every day, but i’m trying not to think about it too much… It’s made me hungrier to do well on the ‘QS next year.

RV: Run down of your perfect day?

LD: Wake up early and surf good waves at home, either Snapper or Dbah, breakfast with my girl Brodee, surf again, then hit Top noodle for some Japanese food, then down the Sands to catch up with all my friends, a few beers then home for a feed and a sleep.

RV: How’s Brenno travellin’… He is an entertaining surfer to watch… Any rivalry there?

LD: He’s good, just hangin’ at home with his dog Fled and his mates… Nah, no rivalry between us really, he loves to tell me when i’m surfing like a kook and I try to help him out when he makes stupid decisions, which is really often… though it’s rare he listens.

RV: You dont mind whippin’ up a good feed… What’s your meal of choice?

LD: I love to cook, but I kinda suck, I wish I was much better… I might have to take some classes… I’d love to open a restaurant one day… Meal of choice? anything seafood.

RV: What do you reckon companies are lookin’ for in their riders?

LD: A marketable, determined surfer with skills…

RV: If you could have any 3 bands play in the backyard… Who would they be?

LD: Metallica, U2 and the Foo Fighters!

RV: A few words to describe ‘RUNAMUK VISUALS’?

LD: A talented man who came back from the dead and has a passion for making epic monumental films and drawing messed up pictures and other crazy shit… Keep an eye out for RV ’cause it’s gonna blow up!!!

RV: Now thats gonna be tough to print… But its better than RV blowin its own trumpet… Cheers for your time Doz, hope you like your profile clip.

‘CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW’ No1 is alive.


A board I did up for Doz in Jbay… Quick coat of clear and off ya go bruz.


A band of merry misfits feasting in Hawaii.


Shot from a few years back… Hilton Dawe on the lens.


hanging with ‘thetourlife’ boys in Sth Africa… To see more of the mighty 10 pack click on ‘the TOUR life’ tab in the ‘LIKE MINDED FOOLS’ column on the left.


You and ya dog…


Wade, Campi, Shags, Kenny and Doz… Croonin’ in Jeffrey’s

Untitled from RUNAMUK VISUALS on Vimeo.



A collection of clips taken from Wade’s Life over the last year or two… None of the best ‘action’ clips are featured as we are holding onto them until the time has come… So for the record this isnt the launch of CREATIVE DESTRUCTION its more of a flashback on some amusing and entertaining moments from the past… Enjoy.

Untitled from RUNAMUK VISUALS on Vimeo.


11/13/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, VIDEO

This is the teaser to a film I was workin on last year… Things didnt quite fall into place and the project was put on hold, However the teaser was reasonably entertaining… or maybe im just buyin the shit im selling… you be the judge.

RVART_wades creations


Once upon a time the boys used to chase RV up to graph up their boards…Well, times change… Between Wade, Lee, Laurie, Sedz and Coleborn they dont need no help… here’s a few of Wade’s sketches and some other stills from the past few weeks…




Above is a wall in Wade’s house… He moves into a new joint soon so these creations are gettin a fresh coat of see ya later.

The following shots I thought deserved a run before they got all old and dusty and nobody cared about them. Photos by WSG.








Wade dumped these photos on my computer yesterday… ‘there might be a few photos for the website’… Damn right there is… First up Snoop’n’Cube from earlier this year… Old news sure, doesnt change the fact that Snoop and Cube are two cool motherfuckers.


Snoop. So blazed the screens high.



Reppin’ a Brisbane Lions jersey…


 Wade croonin’ side stage with Snoops Female entourage…




‘Big fish in a small pond’





11/10/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, ART

Heres a board I did up for Wade… Zombies. Wade. Perfect…



no need for words

11/09/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, NO NEED FOR WORDS


THAILAND comes to an end…

11/05/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS

Im strugglin’ to cope with being home… You know after you get home from a trip,  wake up jet lag lingering in your mind and the thought of work crashes home… FUCK!… Anyhow I whinge too much, I should just man up and deal with it…?… Here is a pile of shots I snapped in our last few days in Thailand…


Trawling through one of the night markets I found this lil’ antique collectors shop… It was a hoarders paradise, reminded me of that shop that was run by those weird lil’ peasants in ‘the Labrynth’ I didnt buy anything… I’ve got more than enough pointless shit in my house as it is, nevertheless it was a rad lil shop.


The subway in Bangkok, my girls strolls by.


View from the skytrain.


This was at the WW2 cemetary, the bodies of 7000 Australian soldiers were buried here… Most of them were no older than 25.



The elevator maze of MBK, one of the biggest shopping centres in Bangkok… It was just a market with elevators.








The evening ritual….beer, ciggie and Ron Jeremy’s Bio… I thought my life was bumpin along fine then I read about this guys life… HEROIC.



So that’s Thailand through the squinty eyes of RUNAMUK VISUALS… I recommend the place to anyone… If you like buying things you’ll love it… If your a cheapskate you’ll love it more…If your’e a dirty old man short of some lovin you’ll never come home.

I’m hoping the Thailand posts didnt bore anyone out there… But it was either that or nothing…

Nothing works better than something.


the eyes of 12 hours Transit

RV goes to Thailand day 4

10/24/2008 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS

Organized tours shit me… It’s all go go go, no time to kick back and take it all in…

This tour was an exception, the guide was a good bloke and eased the pain of a 2 hour bus ride with constant one liners and aussie interpretations.

The waterfalls were good, the whitewater rafting was better but riding elephants through the jungle was alltime… The best animal on the planet is my dog Arch, but if I could accommodate an elephant in the backyard Archie would have to share his bowl… Mellow as, just plodding along at their own speed eating whatever their trunks can reach… Riding on the back of ’em I couldnt help but flicker through images of ‘animals gone wild’ shows, I dont think I was the only one… Instead it was a cruise.


Smokey the elephant guide managed to roll durries back to back from start to finish…commendable.




To finish off the day we headed into Patong for dinner, being a Friday night the town was alive… It was pissing down but alive nonetheless, the night prowlers were out in full force but it was passing by a cabaret restaurant that had me grabbing for my camera… Not sure what they’re called in Thailand but a bangchong’s a bangchong…


This is John… John likes to butter his bread on both sides and watching AFL.


This is Jim and Tony they also love the AFL… Jim follows the Cats, Tony the West coast eagles.


cheese ya grater…

RV goes to Thailand_day 2



Now heres a place where a single bloke could get parra, stabbed and STD’d in an hour… The amount of dudes gettin’ round with Thai girls under their arms is fucked up… Good on ’em dont get me wrong, im sure they’re havin a great time. Nevertheless, the few things I noticed in Patong were 1) Thai’s are twice the bootleggers the Balinese are 2) Morning price is the same anytime of day and 3) ‘fuck! hows that old bloke with the 4 young Thai girls’… Nah, like I said, good on em just hope they dont bust a tarp before they bust a nut.


‘Livin’ in the gutter lookin at the stars’


Since arriving I have been snappin’ shots of every pay phone I see… Every one is different… I like that, so when I get a collection of pay phone shots I’ll post em up… Yeah I know, every g-string’s different as well but pay phones are easier to shoot.


How’s the grom with the gun handjive…


After 6 hours of trawling the streets of Patong with a backpack, camerabag and my girls shopping add ons we ventured home in a Tuk-Tuk… Heres a shot out the side…

cheese ya grater…

RV goes to Thailand_night 1


I learnt from years of going to Indo that the best food is in the markets or wherever the locals are lining up… I thought I was ‘pretty worldly’ before strolling into the Karon night markets, ive eaten snails, frog legs, eel, kangaroo… you know, thought I was ready to grab it by the horns so to speak… I was wrong.


I seen the biggest line in Market history… Made the satay stick line at the Eumundi markets look minor… I shuffled in for a look at what all the commotion was about… You know the old cartoon ‘double take’?… when Wiley Coyote has to take 2 looks before he realizes…’fuck off, thats an anvil’…Well that was the case when my eyes seen a row of woks full to the brim with every insect and vermon to ever roam the streets of Phuket… enjoy!


This is the only shot I got as the locals werent real fond of the laughs that came with each photo… I was pissin’ myself just watching a pile of crew frothin at the bit for a plate of vermon…’whats for dinner hun?’… ‘just scrape the grill off the falcon, the frypans hot’… GET FUCKED.


After a night that shook culture shock through my veins we strolled home… We seen hookers on bikes, hookers on gutters and hookers on smack… consistency wins in the end.