Pretty Faces

A sports film with a name like this it instantly sparks your curiosity.  Most are guaranteed to take a second look.  The name is fitting.  This is an all-female ski film.  Be assured the title didn’t lie.  All the ladies in the show are easy on the eyes.  It’s not only about that though…there’s truly more.  The real purpose of it is to tell “The Story of a Skier Girl.”

It began with flashbacks as a child. Lynsey Dyer brings the audience along sharing her fond memories of skiing with family and friends.  After a little reminiscing, the first segment sets Lynsey and Rachael Burks on a road trip to Revelstoke.  From the onset, I could have sworn at any moment the old song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was next.  This was the true premise of the movie.  Every scene of course had the sickest riding, but it touched on something I feel is lost in many movies these days.  Lately, it seems only about the biggest line and the most risk.  Those are fun to watch, but sometimes we all need to hit the reset button and remember why we do this.  It’s for the good times.

Next, up the group got bigger and the fun continued.  It was infectious.  You wished you were there.  Angel Collinson, Elyse Sagastad and Lexi Dupont (just to name a few) joined the action.  The skills these athletes showcased were phenomenal.  One of my favorite scenes regarding skill, was when Tatum Monod busted a massive double back flip!  Everyone was stoked.  There was no jealousy or hard feelings, only excitement to be a part of the moment.  These ladies love what they do!

Most have sacrificed so much to get to where they are.  The cast went through several pros who motivated them and made them want to pursue a career in skiing.  When thinking of a pro skier or rider, thoughts of money come to mind.  Pretty Faces highlighted the fact that huge amounts of hard work and determination go into this.  Being a pro isn’t always as glamorous as one would think.  Just to support their passion the ladies point out some of the odd jobs they have to make the dream a reality.  Some wash windows, waitress and fight fires to be a skier.   There’s something to be learned from this.  If we set a path to achieve our dreams, passions and goals, nothing can stop us.

Hats off to Unicorn Picnic for a fine film that will inspire the next generation.  Local Freshies take, this is a must see for girls or guys of any age.  It has great action, a great message and a great cause.  There are still a couple venues hosting the show, so check out our events calendar for a location near you.  If you are unable to make it you can purchase the film directly from the trailer below.

Pretty Faces – The Story of a Skier Girl – Trailer from Unicorn Picnic Productions on Vimeo.

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