Private Project

Venice Neverland: Street Kids of Venice Beach

A homeless University of Southern California film school student interviews the teenagers who make up her street family about how they ended up on the streets of Venice Beach, and their dreams for the future.

  • VIctoria Peralto Cruz
  • Marc Novak
    1 Mile to You; The Forever Tree; Down for Life
  • Victoria Peralto Cruz
  • Victoria Peralto Cruz
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Other Venice Film Festival
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Best Short Film Documentary
  • Sunscreen West Film Festival
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    Best Short Film Documentary
Director Biography - VIctoria Peralto Cruz

Victoria Peralto Cruz was put into foster care as an infant and lived in 20 group and foster homes. Upon aging out of the system, she became homeless, on and off, for 6 years, including while attending USC Film School. She is now working on documentary and narrative films about foster children and teen homelessness, including her own experiences.

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