Sean Malto is only 25 years old, but he’s already done everything that a skater might dream of: he’s won the Street League, turned pro with Girl Skateboards, signed up with Nike SB, done a host of dope video spots and is even now starring in Mountain Dew commercials.
Next up for Malto is his appearance in We Are Blood—a feature length combination of documentary and skate video, focusing on skateboarding icon Paul Rodriguez. Shot in beautiful HD (seriously, it looks more like a Michael Bay film than a regular skate video), it follows a group of skaters traveling across the globe, from China to Brazil. Malto appears in the final section, where they head to Dubai, a brand new untouched urban metropolis where no one has really ever really been allowed to skate before. And in the most jaw dropping scene, they get to skate on the helipad atop the Burj Al Arab skyscraper, 1,000 ft in the air.
We caught up with Shaun in Amsterdam, where he was over for the film’s premiere, as well as the final of the Dew Tour AM Series. He told us about having the Prince of Dubai personally letting them skate, not falling of that helipad, and why his heart will always be in Kansas.