Stacy Peralta was born in Venice and graduated from high school there. He rode for the Z-flex team but then moved on to Gordon & Smith. Later, he co-founded Powell Peralta skateboards and was instrumental in the creation of the Bones Brigade. The Z-Boys were a hugely influential collection of riders and the Bones Brigade would become a powerhouse in their own right. Stacy Peralta had a unique ability to see the potential in young riders and collected some of the greatest together. His Bones Brigade would revolutionize skateboarding in many ways. He would end up producing Dogtown and Z-Boys which won best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Stacy went on to produce other great documentaries like Riding Giants and Crips & Bloods: Made in America.