About: MADE IN VENICE takes you on a rippin’, shreddin’ ride with the skateboarders of Venice, from “raising hell” on the beach in their teens to turning pro and putting “street skating” on the global map. But their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends, it was about getting what they dreamed of, and really wanted… a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community and the pro skaters of tomorrow.
View Made In Venice Movie’s 90 second trailer below!
Here is what Juice Magazine had to say about Made In Venice!
In this photo: Juice Magazine’s Dan Levy and Terri Craft at the 7/16/16 screening
“Made In Venice” the movie is the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and the struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true.
“Made In Venice” the movie features interviews with: Jesse Martinez, Todd “Ger-I Lewis” Gessel, Cesario “Block” Montano, Aaron Murray, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk III, Skip Engblom, Jeff Ho, Jay Adams, Tim Jackson, Ray Flores, Jim Muir, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Jamie Quaintance, James “Jimbo” Quaintance, Solo Scott, Joff Drinkwater, Pat Ngoho, Eddie Reategui, Nathan Pratt, Dave Duncan, Dan Levy, Jereme “Stoney” Shadler, Bennett Harada, Julien Martinez, Steve “Primo” Primeau, Joe “Shmoe” Ayala, Victor Blue, Kiko Francisco, Anthony “Tonan” Ruiz, Bart Saric, Dennis Ogden, Scott Oster, Joey Tran, Wally Hollyday, Lance Lemond, Mark Billik, Susanne Melanie Berry, Ruth Galanter, Lauren Seagrave, Heidi Lemmon, Katy Sullivan, Mike Bonin, Steve Mayorga, Mike Sherrod, Bill Rosendahl, Adam Hamilton, John Thomas, Zach Wormhoudt, Joe Connolly, Sgt Marc Reina, Asher Bradhaw, Pauline Bronon, Mario Narango, Mary Prideaux, Karington Smith and Dave Hackett… Surfing by Rick Massie… Featuring skateboarding by Tony Alva, Shane Borland, Chris Cudlip, Kien Lieu Donger, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, Connor Getzlaff, Mark Jones, Matt Lemond, Richard Massie, Gavin Obayashi, Papo, Adam Paul, Chris Rydgren, Bobby Rodriguez, Austin Seaholm, Kevin Stratil, Chris Swanson, Ennis Miller, Jereme “Stony” Shadler, Dave Duncan, Eric Dressen, Scott Oster, Christian Hosoi, George Wilson, Steve Hernandez, Mario Narango, Karington Smith, Pat Ngoho, and many more. View all Made in Venice hero spotlights by Juice Magazine!
View Venice Skate Legend pics by Venice Paparazzi below!
Ger-I Lewis, the man who brought us the Venice Skatepark. Here is a message from Skate park Association of America’s Heidi Lemmon: “If you were there, you know Geri Lewis was the driving force behind the park. He brought everyone together, and many helped, including Jesse, who also took over VSA after the park was built. But Geri was the one who fought the city for 14 years. 100% support from Terri Craft at Juice Magazine! Dan Levy Terri Craft Susanne Melanie Berry Lance LeMond *Scott Brown made the first documentary. Stay up to date with Ger-I via his site gerilewis.wordpress.com
Skate legend Jesse Martinez. Here is a message from Made in Venice! “The fight for the Venice Skatepark took decades to win, however the fight to keep the Venice Skatepark clean is a daily battle that continues into the future, led by Jesse Martinez, with the support of an army of local skateboarders and the Venice community. Please tell your local city official that the City of Los Angeles should give Jesse Martinez the official job of cleaning the park as he has been doing for FREE since 2009.”
2008 Venice Skateboard and Surf Association members: Ger-I Lewis (Executive Director and Venice Surf-A-Thon founder), Jimmy Valentine, Tonan Ruiz, Lance LeMond, Bart Saric, Heidi Lemmon, Orion Comstock
Another Venice skate movie you need to see is Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi. A documentary directed by Cesario Montano
Center left Cesario Montano
Ger-I Lewis and past Councilmember Bill Rosendahl at the ground breaking of the new Venice Skate Park on Jan. 31, 2009.
V.S.A meet with Venice Beach Recreation and Parks over the Grand Opening of the New Venice Skatepark on Aug. 3, 2009.
Saturday, October 3, 2009 was one of the biggest days in Venice history! This day marked the culmination of a 14 year effort to bring a skatepark to Venice. In this photo: Mayor Antonio Villiagrosa, L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Jon Mukri, General manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks, Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer, Ger-I Lewis, Executive Director of the Venice Surf and Skateboard Association, Jesse Martinez, professional skater, the Venice community and many more.
Le Grande VIP Grand Opening Skate Party on Oct. 3, 2009.
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Donny Wilson, Dave Hackett, Alan Sarlo, Jeff Ho, Anthony Ruiz, Shawn Briley, Kalani Robb, Aaron Murray, Tim Jackson, Scott Oster. Photo taken at Jay Adam’s memorial on Aug. 30, 2014.
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Visit www.MadeInVeniceMovie.com for information, photos, and upcoming screenings.