While Los Angeles is trying to shake its image as a city of cars, it sure has a lot of roads and highways. And unless you’re behind the wheel, you probably won’t be able to play in the middle of them (unless you’re headed to CicLAvia). Then comes along filmmaker Russell Houghten, who captured an eerily abandoned LA in his short film, Urban Isolation.
In the film, above, a lone skateboarder navigates the grossly out-of-scale streets, on ramps, and even major highways in LA. No cars or trucks are in sight and it feels like the film’s hero could be the last person on earth. Urban Isolation was created for the competition and film festival REDirect, “a celebration of skateboard filmmaking between Red.com and TheBerrics.com.” Take a look at the beautiful video above.