RIDING GIANTS PART 2 OF 5
Peralta previously directed the acclaimed documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, which documented the rise of skateboarding, of which he was an integral part. The French producer Franck Marty, alongside with his partners, chose him to direct a new breed of big wave riding documentary film.
He has said that the primary purpose of making a surfing documentary was that he "wanted to see a film like this", and that he hoped it helped to answer the question "why people choose to devote their entire lives to the pursuit of riding waves."
Riding Giants utilizes stills, archive footage, fake "re-enacted" archive footage, home movies, and interviews. Some of the surfers interviewed include Jeff Clark, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Greg Noll, and Kelly Slater.
Stacy Peralta Director
Sam George Screenwriter
Stacy Peralta Screenwriter
Agi Orsi Producer
Jane Kachmer Producer
Stacy Peralta Producer
Nathalie Delest Executive Producer
Franck Marty Executive Producer
Laird Hamilton Executive Producer
Peter Pilifian Director of Photography
Alice In Chains Additional Music/Songs
Stray Cats Additional Music/Songs