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Riding Giants Details

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With the documentary [[Feature~V239388~Dogtown and Z-Boys~dogtownandzboys]], skater-cum-filmmaker [[Performer~P55996~Stacy Peralta~stacyperalta]] introduced viewers to the history of the West Coast skateboarding culture and made a huge splash at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, taking home both the Documentary Directing Award and the Documentary Audience Award. For this follow-up effort, [[Performer~P55996~Peralta~stacyperalta]] leaves the land for the sea, focusing his lens on the world of surfing. Narrated by [[Performer~P106027~Sean Penn~seanpenn]], just as [[Feature~V239388~Dogtown and Z-Boys~dogtownandzboys]] was, Riding Giants attempts to trace the origins of surfing and also explore the growth and progress of surf culture. Among the surfing luminaries who chime in on topics varying from the business of the sport to "the big wave" are [[Performer~P125247~Laird Hamilton~lairdhamilton]], [[Performer~P285776~Greg Noll~gregnoll]], and Jeff Clark. Hoping to find the critical success akin to its predecessor, Riding Giants premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:January 9, 2004

Cast

Sean Penn
as Narrator
Greg Noll
as Featured Surfer
Laird Hamilton
as Featured Surfer

Crew

Stacy Peralta
Director
Stacy Peralta
Producer
Agi Orsi
Producer
Jane Kachmer
Producer
Stacy Peralta
Screenwriter
Peter Pilafian
Cinematographer
Alex Matter
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Crowder
Editor
Paul Crowder
Co-producer
Nathalie Delest
Executive Producer
Laird Hamilton
Executive Producer
Marty Franck
Executive Producer
Eddie Kim
Sound/Sound Designer
Wolf Seeberg
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Scharf
Sound/Sound Designer
Lew Maddox
Sound/Sound Designer
Lori Dovi
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Gatt
Sound/Sound Designer
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