Stacy Peralta

Skateboarding legend and documentarian Stacy Peralta stormed the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, taking home two top prizes for his look at '70s California skateboarding culture in the film "Dogtown and Z-Boys. " ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1957

Filmography

Director (17)

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Riding Giants 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

The Museum of Television and Radio: Influences 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Sneak Peek 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Extreme Comedy 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Grammy Countdown 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

TV's All Time Funniest Holidays 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

TV's All-Time Funniest Sitcom Weddings 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Nickelodeon Wildside Show 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Skate TV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

2nd unit director(skateboard) (Director)
Producer (7)

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Room for Rockstars 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Riding Giants 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Disasters Strike 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Producer

Bing, the Sound of Something New 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Something New 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (6)

Hollywood Don't Surf! 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

TV Director (Actor)

Stoked 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002 (Movie)

Himself--Zephyr Skateboard Team Member (Actor)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

Shuttle Pilot (Actor)

Freewheelin' 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (4)

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Riding Giants 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (3)

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

Music Selector (Music)

Riding Giants 2004 (Movie)

Music Selection (Music Supervisor)

Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002 (Movie)

music selection (Music)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The World's Most Dangerous Stunts! 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Main Title Design
Other (2)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

skateboard technical advisor (Technical Advisor)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

(skating) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

Skateboarding legend and documentarian Stacy Peralta stormed the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, taking home two top prizes for his look at '70s California skateboarding culture in the film "Dogtown and Z-Boys. " Growing up in Venice, California, Peralta began to skate at a young age, and by 15 was competing with the Z-Boys, a local gang of boarders. He was one of the first ever to gain sponsorship deals for skateboarding, and his immense talent helped him legitimize the pastime. He also shot a great deal of video of himself and his friends during that era, and occasionally appeared in film and TV productions as a kid flying around on a skateboard. At 19 he quit boarding to found his own company, Powell Peralta, which manufactures high-quality skateboards. But his love for TV and film won out, and he left the company to produce and direct for TV. Early gigs working on the boarding series "SK8 TV" and HBO's comedy sketch series "Mr. Show with Bob and David" kept him afloat while he worked on compiling footage for "Dogtown and Z-Boys," a rambunctious look at the infamous skateboard team. The film won Peralta a slew of accolades, from Sundance to the Spirit Awards. He followed up this success in 2004, with a new documentary on surfing culture, "Riding Giants," and in '08 he took a distressing, first-person look at gang wars with "Crips and Bloods: Made in America."

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