MADE IN VENICE the movie 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, as you’ll find out in Made In Venice, defying gravity on a skateboard was easy compared to getting a skatepark.
Their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends. It was about getting what they dreamed of … a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community, and the pro skaters of tomorrow.
Made In Venice … a new documentary film… captures the firsthand stories and recollections of 40-plus years of skateboarding in Venice that started with the Z-Boys, continued with its legendary “street skaters,” and the making of the now-iconic Venice Skatepark.

What People Are Saying About Made In Venice

“Made In Venice is a step by step manifesto for skate/civic activism. It is a remarkable documentation of hard working visionary individuals transforming society.” C.R. Stecyk III – Dogtown godfather


“Go and see the Made In Venice movie. It’s got a great story and you’ll learn a lot about skateboarding. Support skateboarding worldwide.” Jesse Martinez – skateboarding legend and street skating pioneer


“Through sheer perseverance, anything is possible.” Jake Phelps – Thrasher Magazine


“Made in Venice is a must-see documentary. Skateparks are a vital part of the evolution of skateboarding culture, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.” Jeff Ho – founder of the Z-Boys & Zephyr Shop


“You should go see this movie if you’re trying to get a skatepark built in your town because it shows what a community can do when they really get together and work towards something they want that would also benefit the community as a whole, especially the kids. Isn’t that what it’s about?” Eric “Tuma” Britton – skateboarding legend


“Going to see Made in Venice brings my generation of skaters full circle from the days when the Dogtown scene influenced us in the ’70’s! – Jim Murphy – Stronghold Society, Wounded Knee Skateboards


“Made in Venice is an inspirational story for any skateboarder to never give up. People don’t understand what it takes to get a skatepark built and Made In Venice tells that story. Dave Duncan – skate legend


“Being a ramp builder, I know the struggles of cutting through red tape to get a skatepark built. The Made in Venice movie was an amazing journey and I loved It.” Eddie Reategui – skateboarding legend


“Made in Venice – the movie – a must see! This film is an essential piece of history, acknowledging and paying tribute to the ground soldiers whose tireless efforts brought to fruition a skatepark on the sand that millions now enjoy.” Alex Stowell – Venice Paparazzi


“An epic tale of what people will do for the love of skateboarding.” Lou Metal – Metal Skateboards


“Made in Venice celebrates the hard work and countless hours that it takes to not just build a skatepark but to build a skate community.” Derek Rinaldi – Skate Asbury,


“Made in Venice will help others prepare for all the bs surrounding government projects. Thanks for making this.”


“Made In Venice tells you the history of Venice skating. I dug the movie. It had a lot of really cool history that I didn’t know before. I knew Jesse, but I didn’t know all the history that went down in the ‘80s in Venice. I used to watch those guys skate at the Pavilion. I’d see Jay, Ngoho, Natas, Aaron, Oster and Eric D, and there was a lot more going on that was in the movie that I didn’t know, which was cool. I was stoked to see all that. ” Wes Humpston – Dogtown skate art icon