MacGillivray, Greg

Fastidious, detail-obsessed filmmaker from Laguna Beach, California, a two-time Academy Award nominee, best known to surfers as the co-creator of 1972's Five Summer Stories. MacGillivray was born (1945) in San Diego, California, the son of a navy officer and former lifeguard, and raised in Orange County's Corona del Mar. He began surfing at 13, and started making short surf films in high school, which he screened in his garage, charging 25 cents for admission.

MacGillivray's first full-lengt...