Skateboarders whether a veteran, a fan or novice to the sport know who the player have been in this sport through the years. The sport and preservation of parks have been through highs and lows, one thing has remained and that is the passion from all who love the sport.
The story and origin of the sport might someone elude the the mainstream, but diehard underground sports fan embrace what skateboarding has brought to communities and the world.
The film entitled "Made In Venice" is a documentary film that captures the first hand stories and recollections of 40+ years of skateboarding in Venice. From the Z-Boys, to legendary street skaters, to building the now-iconic Venice Skatepark, Made In Venice takes you on a ride through skateboarding history.
Made In Venice features skateboarding legends Jay Adams, Jesse Martinez, Christian Hosoi, Dave Duncan, Ray Flores and Jim Muir along with the locals, legends and heroes who lived to tell their ‘Dogtown’ story. From raising hell on the beach as teens to turning pro and putting street skating on the global map, defying gravity on a skateboard was easy compared to their ultimate dream- a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community, and skaters of tomorrow.
After the screening there was a Q&A and signing with skateboarding legend Jesse Martinez and film director Jonathan Penson, hosted by Dan Levy of Juice Magazine. The film was very inspiring and exciting to watch and skateboarding fans will be proud. For more information on the film, visit the website and be sure to follow the film on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Published by Judith Davis