• Review / Skate doc ‘Made in Venice” celebrates the house that Z-Boys built If the 2001 documentary “Dog Town and Z-Boys” engagingly gave Southern California’s skateboard culture its influential due, then “Made in Venice” comes across as its scrappy, but no less lovable, kid brother. While he profiles many of the boarders who also figured…
  • Made in Venice Documentary Made In Venice is a documentary, directed and produced by Jonathan Penson. It features the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and their struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true. The film is now being released nationally by award-winning indie distributor, Abramorama, following its sold out…
  • VENICE TAKES OVER LONG BEACH FOR “MADE IN VENICE” DOC SCREENING Venice has long been regarded for it’s rich surf and skate history. From the Z-Boys to a range of other legendary skaters, the Los Angeles beach town not only pumped out some of the most well-known skating talent, but also put street skating on…
  • The 20-Year Fight to Build a Skatepark in Venice Dogtown and Zephyr may have sparked the skate scene in Venice Beach, but it was the unruly Venice locals, headed by Jesse Martinez, who doused it in gasoline to see how high the flames would go. Born in 1965 and raised in a Venice Crip family,…
  • New Venice Beach skate documentary to be shown at Asbury Park skate fundraiser Developed in the early 1900s, it became a booming urban seashore resort town of fun-filled amusements hosting thousand of families from the nearby major city. But it fell to corruption and crime, becoming a shell of its former self, only to be…
  • New Venice Beach skate documentary to be shown at Asbury Park skate fundraiser Developed in the early 1900s, it became a booming urban seashore resort town of fun-filled amusements hosting thousand of families from the nearby major city. But it fell to corruption and crime, becoming a shell of its former self, only to be…
  • MADE IN VENICE… THE MOVIE They fought for a skatepark to keep DogTown alive, is the mantra of Made In Venice, a film documenting the history of Venice Skatepark. With footage shot over 40-years ago, some seen for the first time, Made In Venice takes you through the history of the 70s, 80s, and 90s,…
  • Made In Venice Made In Venice is the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and the struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true. Featuring tons of never-before-seen Super-8 and early video footage, along with rare black and white stills, MIV takes you back to innovative demos on the Boardwalk and…
  • “Made In Venice” Film to be Released Made In Venice, a documentary, directed and produced by Jonathan Penson, featuring the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and their struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true, will be released nationwide on August 25, 2016, via Abramorama. The feature-length documentary carries the…