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Stacy Peralta, Film Producer and Director, former professional skateboarder surfer and entrepreneur
At age 11, Stacy began competing with the Z-Boys. At 19, Peralta became the highest-ranked professional skateboarder. Soon after, he joined with manufacturer George Powell to form the Powell-Peralta skate gear company. With the financial backing of Powell-Peralta, Peralta formed the seminal Bones Brigade, a skate team composed of some the best skaters at the time, many of whom revolutionized modern skateboarding, including: Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen and Tommy Guerrero.
In 1992, Peralta left Powell-Peralta to direct and produce for television full-time. His many film credits include, Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary film regarding the legendary skateboard team known as the Z-Boys, and Riding Giants, a 2004 documentary of the history of modern big wave surfing. Dogtown won an award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Peralta also wrote the screenplay for the dramatic retelling of the Dogtown days in Lords of Dogtown.
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