Cinema Student Sam Gershwin Rolls Way to Success with Skateboard Brand

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Now 19, Gershwin has channeled his creative energy into building a burgeoning skate brand called Freakwency. Along with fellow SF State students Tyler Stojack, Mycah Williams and long-time friend Andrew Rainbolt, Gershwin and his crew said they are establishing a name for themselves in the San Francisco skate scene. “Skating is my absolute passion,” Gershwin said. “I started Freakwency because I want to be happy doing what I love most.” Gershwin moved from Thousand Oaks to San Francisco with the dream of studying cinematography and immersing himself in the city’s robust skate culture. After his first semester at SF State, Gershwin said he was more motivated than ever to find a professional manufacturer to continue Freakwency beyond his workshop garage. Over a six-month period, his original supply order of 72 skateboards has dwindled down to four.