Not just another women’s ski movie
If you want to make a girl’s ski movie, you’re going to have to do it yourself. Or, at least put it together yourself.
Perpetually disappointed by the lack of women’s shots in ski films, Lynsey Dyer decided to put together her own movie. “I’ve seen for a long time what’s happened with my own footage,” she says. “I’ve had worthy lines that haven’t made the films, so I knew they existed, and I knew other girls had a similar experience.”
Dyer farmed the hard drives and cutting room floors of production companies like TGR, Warren Miller Entertainment, and Red Bull to pull together forgotten footage from the past few years. She wasn’t the only one frustrated by lack of exposure. A vast number of women skiers—from Angel Collinson to Kaylin Richardson—have jumped on board, contributing clips and helping with editing. The result is Pretty Faces, a feature-length movie slated for a fall 2013 release.
The trailer is out today, and it’s not giggles, tutus, and heavy-handed girl power like some women’s shred films. It’s doubles, laid-out backflips, and ladies saddling up to serious drops. It feels like a legitimate ski movie instead of a soft stoke film. “We could put out ski porn for years, but I want to tell more of a story,” says Dyer.
The project has been self-funded up to this point, but Dyer is in the process of finding a money-making plan to guarantee the film happens. “Probably Kickstarter and straight-up begging,” she says.