Very few documentaries make the kind of cultural splash Stacy's Dogtown and Z-Boys has. The film about the birth of skateboard culture in Southern California and the Z-Boys skate team that started it all is emotional storytelling at its best and a wildly entertaining film with a renegade visual elegance. It won Sundance and countless other awards and turned up the heat on creative nonfiction style. Stacy’s follow-up, Riding Giants, about big-wave surfing featuring Laird Hamilton, was another groundbreaking documentary. The first ever to be chosen as the opening night premiere at Sundance. Crips and Bloods: Made in America about the tangled history and relationships of gangs in Los Angeles was also honored at the festival as was Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Stacy's latest documentary. Picking up where Dogtown left off, Bones Brigade follows Stacy's handpicked family of extraordinary kids including Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen who would dominate professional skate for decades to come.
At Nonfiction, Stacy brings unique vision and style to spots and documentary shorts. Among others, he's directed projects for Bank of America, Budweiser, Burger King, Carhartt, Ford, John Deere, Toyota and Pepsi.