In the mid nineties, skateboarding exploded, the decompression of a bored generation, propelling each of its best practitioners to the rank icon, rock star. Alcohol, drugs, partying and world tours were the norm. Erik Ellington was one of them, one of the best, the embodiment of relentless charisma & style.
Two decades on and at 38 years of age, Erik is a veteran. A life fighting inner demons has lead to a new chapter, one of sobriety, abstinence and responsibility.
Director Sebastien Zanella presents Destroying by Example, a thoughtful portrait on one of the most intriguing personalities skateboarding has produced. In an unprecedented interview Ellington shares his plight, his inspiration and what led him to lead such a positive change in lifestyle.