Unit 6 Directors and Key People

Bruce Brown
Born December 1st, 1937 in San Francisco, California is known as one of the earliest surf film pioneers. He is also the father of film maker Dana Brown.
Bruce Brown was know for making documentaries about extreme sports such as surfing (Endless Summer), motocross (On Any Sunday), skiing ( The Incredible Pair of Skis).
He has made many movies about skateboarding and surfing. In 2009 he was inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach. He made one of the earliest skateboard movies and, like his son, made a movie about the Baja 1000.

Dana Brown- American surfer, filmmaker and the oldest son of Bruce Brown and the father of Wes Brown, he is known for Step Into Liquid (2003), The Endless Summer 2 (1994), and The Endless Summer Revisited (2000) as well as some original interviews with the stars of those films. His first all original film was Step Into Liquid followed by the documentary on the Baja 1000, Dust to Glory (2005). On May 22, he will debut a new film called Highwater (2009) during the 100th anniversary of the Santa Monica Pier, the film follows life on the North Shore and the surfers who compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Michael Moore- was born in Flint , Michigan April 23, 1957. He studied journalism in the university of Michigan. One his hobbies is gun shooting which he won a competition in. He is most well known for his recent films including: Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: a Love Story. He won an oscar in 2003 for best documentary for his movie Bowling for Columbine. Moore criticizes globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, the Iraq War, U.S. President George W. Bush and the American health care system in his written and cinematic works. Moore also played supporting roles in movies and acted on television. He also directed music videos

Stacy Peralta- was born on October 15, 1957. Directed Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary about skateboarding. He also directed a documentary about big wave surfing, called Riding Giants. He has previously been a professional skateboarder and team surfer as one of the original Z-Boys. Peralta began competing with the Zephyr team, a group sponsored by the surf shop "Jeff Ho and Zephyr Surfboard Productions". His second sponsor was "Gordon and Smith." The Del Mar Nationals was his first competition, a contest with two board skate categories, slalom and freestyle. He nevertheless placed well, sixth or eighth in the freestyle. Following the Del Mar Nationals, Peralta worked to master the conventional maneuvers required of competitive freestyle skating, and within eight months of his first competition became the number three skateboard freestyler at the World Skateboard Championship.

Chris Paine- directed award winning documentary feature film Who Killed the Electric Car? premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 before its worldwide release by Sony Pictures Classics. Three years in the making, the film's murder mystery spin on an almost unreported story captured public attention and stimulated substantive change in the industry.