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SHORT STORIES

Thanks for supporting our Fundraiser for Girl in the Wild! Here are your 4 short films to enjoy. 

On Falling

CANADA | 2020 | 13 mins

In this short documentary, three women reflect on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damage as professional mountain bikers.

Wasfia

NEPAL | 2016 | 11 MINUTES

Wasfia Nazreen doesn't just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. Wasfia has made it her purpose to brave climbs for the sake of something larger - for the women of Bangladesh.

Intersection

CANADA  |  2017 |  4 MINUTES

This short film showcases the intersection between art and athleticism. Professional mountain biker Micayla Gatto is also a painter, and on film the textures collide. 

Northern Tides 

CANADA  |  2019 | 14 MINUTES

Mathea Olin and Paige Alms travel to a Haida Gwaii in search of new waves and a greater understanding of the local seafaring culture.

 
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On Falling

CANADA | 2020  | 13 MINUTES

In this short documentary, three women reflect on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damage as professional mountain bikers. On Falling is a dreamy, unorthodox glimpse into the inner landscapes of those immersed in a subculture where falling is normal. Blending white-knuckle riding, crashes, and quiet self-examination, the film unfolds as a sensory meditation on the rush of control that comes with completely letting go. 

Featuring EWS stars Andréane Lanthier Nadeau (ALN) and Miranda Miller, plus pro rider and Olympic ski cross medallist Brittany Phelan, this short film tells the story of these three women as they muse on their experiences as professional riders, and the risks associated with the sport. Blending white-knuckle riding, crashes, and quiet self-examination, the film unfolds as a meditation on the rush of control that comes with completely letting go. 

Director: Josephine Anderson is a Canadian filmmaker who explores themes like conformity, deviance, aging, and female perspective. Her work has screened at festivals internationally with support from the Canada Council, CBC, and National Film Board of Canada. Josephine is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and an alumna of Berlinale Talent Campus and the NFB-CFC Creative Doc Lab.

Cast: ALN, Miranda Miller, & Brittany Phelan 

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Wasfia

NEPAL |  2016  |  11 MINUTES

Wasfia Nazreen doesn't just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, Wasfia has made it her purpose to brave these climbs for the sake of something larger - for the women of Bangladesh. Lyrical and poetic, this short documentary is a reflective character portrait that takes us from the depths of Wasfia's struggles to the highest peaks on the planet, as we explore what it means to pursue the unknown.

Director: Sean Kusanagi is a director from Seattle, WA. Many have attributed his poor eyesight and acute sense of  hearing to what you experience on the screen. In 2014, Sean shot a series of short documentaries about  people in their last weeks of life. Not many people watched it. Since then, he has slept on many dirt floors, had parasites five times, lived in a refugee camp, and questioned the validity of one’s writing a  manifesto.  

Currently, Sean is at work on a new feature documentary about a filmmaker making his last film. He also  plays guitar in Odesza and enjoys bánh mì sandwiches.  

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Intersection

CANADA  |  2017 | 4 MINUTES

Micayla Gatto is a professional mountain biker and an artist. In this unique piece, the audience will journey along with Micayla as she rides through her paintings in the high alpine and deep forests of Retallack, BC. Gatto grew up racing cross-country mountain bikes but always had a passion for art. As her biking career blossomed, she became a top world cup downhill racer while continuing to pursue her love of art. Like many people, it was a challenge for her to figure out which direction to go. She finally settled on being both an artist and an athlete. In Intersection, the audience will be treated to a magical journey of color and creativity as Micayla rides through different settings that turn into her artwork while she’s riding. Directed by Lacy Kemp, and edited by Juicy Studios, Intersection: Micayla Gatto won the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Best Mountain Sports Film Award at the 2017 event.

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Northern Tides

CANADA  |  2019 | 14 MINUTES

The history of wave riding in haida gwaii dates back to ancient times, but it’s only in this century that the act of riding a wave while standing on a surfboard has come to prominence in the area. Canadian surfers mathea olin and paige alms travelled to the stunning archipelago off of canada’s west coast for the making of northern tides.

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