About a week left and at least $20,000 more needed. If all 500 Backers who pledged already found 2 other people to pledge $30 each for the DVD or 4 people to pledge $15 for access to a download version after the premier screening, that could be enough. By no means a done deal.
For those who haven't supported a Kickstarter campaign before . . . no money is collected unless the goal is met by Jan. 16, 2014. The campaign started mid-December.
* * * From the Kickstarter description
Why Make an All-Female Ski Film?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
Also, statistics show that most kids are active but around 11-15 years old many girls tend to drop off and stop participating in sports. We hope to direct our message toward this group in hopes of making skiing look so fun they won't be able to stay inside any longer!
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.