Posts Tagged spike jonze
  • Girl & Chocolate Video Archives

    We are proud to announce the launch of the Girl Films & Chocolate Cinema Video Archive. What was once a pile of dusty beta tapes, DVD-Rs, floppy discs, and hard drives in the closet downstairs is now a beautiful, mobile friendly website showcasing our classic films and notable tour videos.

    Hop on over to to see it for yourself. In the coming weeks / months we look forward to adding more archived content for your pleasure so stay tuned.


  • Short Film Contest: Lollipop

    Landon Lacayo’s short-film contest entry ‘Lollipop’ had us laughing! Have a look at the ‘How They Get There’ inspired entry. There’s still time but the clock is ticking. Be sure to get your entries in before April 1st deadline for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and hang with the Girl and Chocolate team.

    Visit and submit a short film today!

  • Spike On The Nine Club

    Spike discusses growing up on the East Coast, how shooting BMX lead him into skateboarding, starting “Dirt” magazine with Andy Jenkins, moving to LA, filming his first video for World Industries “Rubbish Heap”, what it was like filming Blind “Video Days”, how he got into making music videos for bands like Sonic Youth, The Beastie Boys, The Pharcyde, Weezer and so many more, starting Girl Skateboards with Rick Howard, Mike Carroll & Megan Baltimore, Winning an Academy Award for his movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix, car trouble in SF filming “Goldfish”, Blowing shit up for the Lakai video “Fully Flared” and much more!

  • 12 Days of Crailmas

    The heavily requested re-stock of OG Lamps are here and just in time for us to kick off our 12 days of Crailmas on the Crailstore! Each week day we’ll be revealing a new product through December 19th. These items are sure to make the perfect gifts so stay tuned to We decided to make a new commercial for the lamp inspired by Spike Jonze. Have a watch below and go get lit!


  • Epicly Later’d Episode 3: Spike Jonze

    Skateboarding is why he is here! We’re better off because of it. Tune in this week on VICELAND for Epicly Later’d Episode 3: Spike Jonze or attend screenings in Hollywood or Long Beach.



  • Spike’s New Kenzo Short Film

    Homegirl sure can cut a rug.

  • Spike Slaps Andy #FBF

    Sometimes at Crail HQ tempers can fly (or do they?). From 2008.

  • Spike on Colbert

    Spike on the Late Show to talk Viceland. They even drop Hawk’s name. Welcome to The Tap, Mr. Colbert!

  • Dzama Making Things Happen

    Current Girl Studio Series (002) artist, Marcel Dzama, has a pretty amazing project going on with the New York City Ballet. Check it.


  • Crail Couch with Rudy Johnson for Spike Jonze’s Birthday

    For Spike’s birthday we thought we’d send him a little present in the form of a Crail Couch by one of his favorite storytellers, Rudy Johnson. They go way back. Happy Birthday Spike!

  • Marc Johnson’s Top 5 reason you should see ‘Her’

    1. Go see the movie ‘Her’ because Spike directed it. Spike has given so much of his life and heart to skateboarding, and so many amazing things that you love wouldn’t exist without Spike Jonze. We should support our own. Spike is one of us.

    2. Go see the movie ‘Her’ because Spike called me up to go skate one day around Hollywood when he had a break from filming, and he learned backside 360s off curb cuts and frontside full cabs down a set of stairs, and I thought that was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen. Here’s this director with amazing roots in skateboard history who wanted to learn 360 ollies and just went out and learned them one day. Spike is magical.

    3. Go see the movie ‘Her’ because Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in ‘Walk The Line’, a movie that made me cry a few times. Seriously. Joaquin is sporting an incredible mustache in this new film about a very warm, thought-provoking, and surprising love story. You should check it out and show some love to Spike, Joaquin, and mustaches in general.

    4. Go see the movie ‘Her’ because Malto is super cute, and Malto rides for Girl and Girl was co-founded by Spike which means going to see ‘Her’ is kinda like going to see Malto’s good friend’s movie which will make Sean very stoked. You don’t want to disappoint Sean Malto.

    5. Go see the movie ‘Her’ because Eric Koston is in the movie too! Koston really loved ‘Video Days’ which Spike also filmed in 1990. Guy Mariano was in Video Days. Everyone loves Guy and Frosty. Guy and Frosty co-founded Fourstar Clothing, which Brian Anderson and Tony Trujillo ride for. I don’t even need to tell you how awesome Anti-Hero is. It’s all connected, folks. Spike creates amazing cinema. For skateboarding and also for Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett is very very very very beautiful. And you can tell her I said so.

    *All kidding aside, thank you Spike for everything you’ve given us skateboarders. All the cool skate videos and classic photography, and all of the work you’ve done and help you’ve given us at Girl, Chocolate and Lakai. We love you dearly and we’re gonna support the work you do too. Viva Spike!

    **Her, in theaters everywhere this weekend