All This Mayhem is the story of Australian pro skaters Ben and Tas Pappas, extreme talent, vert skateboarding, drugs, hedonism, rivalry (with Tony Hawk), the glory days that lead to the Pappas brothers rising to the top of the sport, and their ultimate fall from grace.
All this Mayhem is directed by fellow Australian Eddie Martin (skated with the Pappas brothers as teenagers back in Prahran skate park in Melbourne) who described the brothers in an interview,
“They’re [Pappas brothers] very Australian characters. They were so raw and full of passion. They just went over there and stuck it to them. It just didn’t go down very well.”
When asked about All This Mayhem, Martin went on to say,
“It’s a story about two brothers that just happen to be in the world of skateboarding. People can get so easily put off and I think that the skateboarding element will be our biggest challenge. We didn’t want to use a skate image as our promo because obviously, for us, this isn’t a story about skateboarding.”
Check out the official trailer for All This Mayhem below;