Rimowa collaborates with multi-hyphenate Evan Mock on an experimental new film titled No Where. In the fashion short, the skateboarder/photographer/model explores the idea of movement informed by his recent move from his native Hawaii to New York.
The skateboarder Evan Mock is also a photographer and model who made his acting debut in the new Gossip Girl series.
“You’re around a lot of people, but at the same time you’re by yourself,” he says in a press statement referring to his move to The Big Apple. Mock unpacks this sense of isolation – despite being constantly surrounded by people in a dense urban environment – in the film.
The short film No Where focuses on the idea of isolation.
Working with director Luisa Opalesky and cinematographer Steven Rico, Mock brings his vision to life through a series of vignettes following his commutes on the subway and Staten Island Ferry, as well as skateboarding on the street – all while carrying Rimowa’s Never Still Messenger bag.
Rimowa’s Never Still Messenger bag accompanied Evan Mock on his sojourn around New York City.
Mock further exercised his creative freedom on this project by juxtaposing the film with a voiceover that had nothing to do with the film itself. He wrote the script based on a romantic encounter in Europe and went with it.
Mock takes the viewer across the many sights of New York – from a ride on the subway to jumping on board the Staten Island ferry to being on the streets of the Big Apple (quite literally).
“I liked the contrast of having two different things work out together,” he explained. “I liked the challenge of writing and shooting without knowing what’s going to happen or how it’s going to turn out.”
A version of this article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore