2014 All-women’s film project “Pretty Faces” launches crowd-funding campaign
Jackson, WYOMING—Lynsey Dyer, a professional big-mountain skier, is using Kickstarter to fund the all-women’s ski film “Pretty Faces.” The film is a two-year project highlighting women’s skiing in its modern age, from elite athletes to passionate weekend-warriors, the film is designed to function as an educational tool that can be applied to fostering a young woman’s dream to accomplish any goal.
The film requires funding to pay for equipment, videographers, post-production, and distribution. With a goal to raise $60,000 in thirty days, Dyer is looking to the growing community of winter-enthusiasts to help this story come to life. Dyer sees no limit to what can happen if we all get behind helping young women: “Dads, brothers, sons, everyone—we want you to be a part of making sure we bring more positive, female role models to the forefront and show little girls a new meaning of what strength is.”
“Pretty Faces” will tell the story of women living their dreams in the mountains. The project also seeks to crowd-source footage from eager female skiers around the country for an opportunity to ski on the big screen. Elyse Saugstad, winner of Powder Magazine’s 2013 Female Performance of the Year says “with sponsors dictating who gets to be in the movies, the fact of the matter is that most women never even get that opportunity.”
Dyer is teaming up with Saugstad and other ski professionals as well as the “everyday skier” to not only showcase high-level female skiing, but to tell the story of what it means to be a female skier around the world. The film raises the questions: “What makes female skiing different?” and “Why aren’t more women in ski movies?” But the question truly begs the larger stage: how we can make all sports more accessible for young girls, and give them role models that represent strength, vision, creativity, and passion.