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About

Why make an all female ski film?

Pretty Faces is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to…I wanted to give them their Blizzard of AhhsSki Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.”

Despite women’s presence in:

  • ~40% of the skiing population and
  • ~30% of the adventure sports film viewership

…only 14% of athletes in major ski films were female this past season. Additionally, last season’s 14% was record female representation, up from 9% the previous season.

We see this as an opportunity to provide an inspiring documentary ski film told from a female’s perspective to connect with and celebrate skiing’s female population.

Although skiing is the focus of the film, we hope to showcase women’s on-hill success–from professional skiers to recreational enthusiasts–to inspire girls of all ages to pursue their dreams, walk the path less traveled, and reach their fullest potential, whatever path they choose.

Our Mission

Young girls need more positive role models to offer then an alternative to the world of skinny jeans, reality TV and fashion magazines. We aim to provide a positive source of inspiration for young girls first and foremost. The lessons learned on the mountain parallel those learned by many women who take the path less traveled. Our documentary ski film (Pretty Faces) will showcase women walking that path to deliver the message “If she can do it, then so can I.”

 

  • *Filming: In addition to standard in-house film production efforts, we are turning to you guys, the audience, for contributions in this unique “crowdsource” approach to this film. If you feel you have what it takes and/or have an engaging story that revolves around skiing, document it on film for a possible chance to be a part of the film. Check out the “Contribute” portion of the site for more information.
  • *Time Horizon: The target date for this project’s completion is not yet set. At minimum, we are aiming to have a web based edit of our work thus far on the project up in the Fall of 2014. However, due to the documentary nature of this film, the product will be finished when we’ve truly captured the Story of the SkierGirl.
  • *Fundraising: This project is independently funded with a portion going to SheJumps (non profit). To facilitate completion of this project, we will be looking to raise money through both corporate (sponsorship) and private (you!) means. For more information click the “Store” tab and help up out!
  • *Where You Can See It: In addition to the World Premier to take place at a yet to be determined location, the film will be shown at various film festivals, premiers in various cities around the world, hosted online and for available both online and in DVD/BluRay format for purchase. We are working on further updating our distribution model as time goes on.

Tour

The most fun premiere of the season

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September 30, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 

October 3, Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke, BC

October 4, Sturtevant’s, Sun Valley, ID

October 6, Rossland Miner’s Hall, Rossland, BC

October 7, Capitol Theatre, Nelson, BC

October 8, Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT 

October 9, Rainbow Theatre, Whistler, BC

October 15, Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend OR

October 15, Roxy Theatre, Missoula, MT

October 16, The Mountaineers , Seattle, WA

October 17, Garneau Theatre, Edmonton, AB

October 17, Pink Garter Theatre, Jackson, WY 

October 18, Moment Skis, Sparks, NV 

October 19, Don Thomas Sporthaus, Birmingham, MI

October 20, Cornerstone Theatre, Canmore, AB

October 21, Plaza Theatre, Calgary, AB

October 22, Base Camp Brewing, Portland, OR

October 22, Clarkson University- Student Forum, Potsdam, NY

October 23, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington, VT

October 24, The Chief Theater, Steamboat Springs, CO

October 24, The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

October 24, Imperial Event Center, Medford, OR

October 24, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington, VT

October 25, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, CA

October 29, Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID

October 30, Backcountry Essentials, Bellingham, WA

October 30, Skylight Theater, Hood River, OR

November 2, North Bend Theater, North Bend, WA 

November 2, Buskirk Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

November 6, Wolff Auditorium- Gonzaga, Spokane, WA

November 6, Big Picture, Waitsfield, VT

November 7, Alpine Playhouse, McCall, ID

November 7, Freeride Film Fest, Tushinski, AMSTERDAM 

November 7, Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, UK

November 8, Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride, Bennington, NH

November 8, Warren Station, Keystone, CO

November 8, Lone Peak Cinema, Big Sky, MT

November 11, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT 

November 12, Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, OR

November 13, Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley, MA

November 13, Gem Theater, Grand Forks, BC

November 13, Crush Lounge, Whitefish, MT 

November 13, Sno!zone, Castleford, UK

November 14, Krinovitz Recital Hall, Plattsburgh, NY

November 14, with WomensMovement.com, Durango, CO

November 15, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

November 16, Marriott Park City, Park City, UT

November 18, Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow, Idaho

Novemeber 18, Chalet Theater, Enumclaw, WA

November 20, Rio Theater, Santa Cruz, CA

November 22, Gold Town Nickelodeon, Juneau, AK

November 26, The Sitzmark at Alyeska, Girdwood, AK

November 28, Bear Valley Lodge, Bear Valley, CA

November 28, Revue Cinema, Toronto, ON

December 5, The Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO

December 5, Bowdoin University, Brunswick, ME

December 5, Odeon Cinemas Braehead, Glasgow, UK

December 5, Salenstugan Original, Salen SWEDEN

December 7, Tahoe Art Haus Cinema, Tahoe City, CA

December 12, South Lake Tahoe, NV

December 13, Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 

December 13, Chair 9, Glacier, WA

 

Contact – prettyfacestour@gmail.com

Store

Pre-order your Pretty Faces & Unicorn Picnic goods here!

Our objective is to capture this story in a manner that honors the women and inspires the viewer. We are aiming to produce this film utilizing best practice methods and technology in the film industry. To do so, we need to raise a substantial amount of money.  All money raised is going to finishing the project. We (the production team) will see zero of the dollars raised via the Pretty Faces Store. 

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DVD Special Edition Copy – $25.95 (ship date not yet set)

Pretty Faces Hat – $22.95

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Please note which hat you’d like in the order notes during checkout. If you do not provide this, we will pick one at random. Hat on left is “Unicorn Landscape”, Hat on the upper right is “Unicorn Graffiti” had on right is “Unicorn Mascot”. Hats expected to ship just prior to Thanksgiving. (and make great stocking stuffers…)

High Five (donation) – $5.00

Donate Other Amount (click below)

 

Testimonials

The People Have Spoken

Words from TGR Forums & Google Comments regarding the project

“Sickness Ladies!” – Cody Townsend

“…there is no reason not to increase your representation of women in films.” – A Dad

…you are the living proof that there are no restrictions and there should not be for women.” – A Women

“I will be showing this to my 14yo daughter for some fun motivation. Great looking stuff no matter what gender.” A Dad

“Good stuff, my daughter looks up to some of the athletes in this film.” A Dad

“I emailed links to my g/f and all my female and male ski friends.” A dude

“Showed this to my 8 and 4 year old girls…stoke is high!” A Dad

“Lynsey Dyer and company represents the epitome of the women’s movement. This film could very well be the Blizzard of Ahhs for an entire new generation…and gender.” – Earlyups.com

 

 

Inclusive

We need you!

Contribute

This isn’t just a project for “big-names” in the sport. We are looking for women old and young, talented and hard working, from all backgrounds to contribute to this project. Footage that oozes excitement, passion, authenticity and hard work will be considered for inclusion in the film. After all, these are the common threads that link us all to this project…

All aspects of mountain culture will be considered. Including photography, snowboarding, yoga, mountain biking, meditation, and the hard work that allows us to participate. Again, a good story is more engaging to raw skiing talent (although we dig both!).

If you’d like to submit footage for possible inclusion here are the steps…

  1. *Shoot: Footage must be of the “HD” variety. Please, do not delete or compress files after shooting if you’d like it to be considered for inclusion in the film.
  2. *Edit: Edit your best footage into a 2 minutes “best of” reel. The creative door is wide open on this front. Dazzle us. Impress us. Give us a reason to consider you for this project. If we like what we see we’ll be looking to utilize the unedited stuff for the film (so again don’t delete or compress your raw footage!!)
  3. *Post: Upload your sub 2 minute edit to vimeo or youtube and send our contributor coordinator a link at allie.rood@gmail.com . We will review and get in touch with you. Although we can’t promise we’ll include everyone in the flick we can promise we’ll give everyone a fair shot. 
  4. *Technical Specs: Aspect ratio – 16:9 Preferred Framerates: 30/60 (or higher for slow motion); footage 1080p (1920×1080) preferred (720 accepted). If shooting a newer GoPro, we are looking for footage to be captured in the 1080 “SuperView” setting or 1440 (and we’ll make it “SuperView” in post)

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Check in with us via email. prettyfacestour@gmail.com 

Sponsors

Thanks to all our supporters

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Kickstarter E-High Fives:

Michelle Smith, Kyle Maggy, Gloria Roe, Aileen Imperial, Rachel Alcock-Hodgson, Lauren S., Sam Punderson Lynn Kennen, The Sheepeater (tukadika.com), William Munoz, geeRaf Co., Joni Madere,Isabella Oleksy, Andrew, A.C. Szotkowski, Kristen Ulmer, Andy Rossmeissl, SnowTech Mountain Resort, Catherine de Medici Jaffee, Noel Jane Bourg, Anna Lovenuik, Yolande House, Carly Dingman,Ski Press PR, Ian MacKenzie, DROVER, Julia Zigrossi, Lauryn MacFarland, Henry Worobec, Jody Taylor, Peter Burgers, Emina Ida, Steve Kearns, Klara Polom, Pamela French, Carolyn Mateskon,Bubba Albrecht, Andy Bardon, Jennifer Davis-Flynn and Kevin Flynn, Robert Bunce, Jess Brown, Charlie Walker, Emma, Lily & Addy Smith, Dagny, Jocelyn Pulver, Sadie Mitchell, Rachel Manning, Ava & Allie Lawler, Candace Crosby, E. Gerber, Kayne Strippe, Grace and Ryland Rogers, Emily Boyden, Shaun Nauman, Renee Salas, Cushman Family Girls, Matt G., Arik Yaacob, Chris Harper, Eliana Sophia Sandberg, Andy Tucker, William Bryan, Matisse, Licken, Greg Lucas, Molly Ishkanian, Tucker the dog.