Stacy Peralta is a one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. He’s an industry icon and a multi award winning filmmaker. His first documentary, ‘Dogtown and Z-Boys’ won Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival and his latest film, ‘‘The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez’ lifts the lid on one of surfing’s most enigmatic icons. So when you hear he’s hosting a very special filmmaking workshop, you know you’re going to want to be there.

In celebration of the UK Premiere, ‘The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez’ 22nd July at Genesis Cinema, London Surf / Film Festival x Patagonia are delighted to present a very special, ‘Filmmaking Workshop: Stacy Peralta In Conversation’.

The afternoon workshop hosted in advance of evening premiere will be informal and intimate, an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity for filmmakers and storytellers to ask the critically acclaimed Director the real, burning questions exploring everything from the creative journey to the dark art of funding, distribution and beyond.

As Stacy explains, this two-way conversation is set to, ‘demythologise the mystery of filmmaking’.

Tickets are incredibly limited and will sell out. Grab them >> HERE


Tickets: £25 – Includes filmmaking workshop plus entry into UK Premiere ‘The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez’

Friday, July 22, 2022

Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ

15:00 – 16:30 Filmmaking Workshop: In Conversation With Stacy Peralta

19:00 – 23:00 ‘The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez’ UK Premiere

For full information about the workshop head to

Tickets are also available for the UK Premiere of The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez, accompanied by a very special Q&A via the LS/FF website.

LS/FF selects key cuts from Stacy Peralta’s highlights reel:

Dogtown & Z Boys – 2001

Stacy Peralta’s first feature documentary, ‘Dogtown & Z-Boys’ tells the story of the trailblazing Zephyr skate and surf crew who redefined the subculture of 1970’s southern California, of which Stacy was a central figure. This must-see film brings together commentary and insight from a who’s who of skate culture, iconic images from artist and cultural commentator Craig Stecyk III, narration from Sean Penn and a killer sound track featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and David Bowie to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Aerosmith. It scooped a slew of awards including Best Director and Audience Award at Sundance – the festival at which the film had opened.

Riding Giants – 2004

The first documentary to open Sundance and featuring the likes of Greg Noll, Jeff Clark, Laird Hamilton the film traces the origins of surfing and the art of big wave riding, and brought surfing back into the main stream consciousness. A now trade mark killer sound track inc. heavy hitters Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, David Bowie, combined with archive footage and stills plus interviews meant it hit the spot in the core and mainstream.

The Bones Brigade Video Show – 1984

“The Bones Brigade Video Show,” was co-conceived, filmed, directed and edited by Peralta. It’s a 35-minute-long showcase of super slow-mo tricks, “new moves” and freestyles from the likes of Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen and Lance Mountain, but it’s so much more. A happy confluence of a creative mind, an epic skate crew, the dawning of cheap video equipment to document it all and a sudden explosion in VCR sales, meant this first straight-to-video action sports movie, destined to be played in handful of skate shops, made its way into some 30,000 living rooms in the space of a year. In that moment this humble skate movie, combined with some Malcom Gladwell-esq timing, revolutionised the way we engage with surf, skate and snow culture – it was suddenly right there, in our homes and we could pause, rewind and re-watch every trick, every moment.