I can’t believe it’s already been a year. @jshush318, you would be so proud of the community you’ve left behind. Their resilience and support of one another has been so unbelievable, and I know that’s because they are emulating what you would have done if the situation was different. I continue to draw on the empathy you embodied in every aspect of your life, and when I feel that empathy slip away, all I have to do is look to those who were closest to you as they have shown nothing but empathy and compassion through the healing process ❤️
It is so fitting that I get to finally introduce you all to the brave young women from @afghancycles on #InternationalWomensDay! Each with their own unique and powerful story. I am so grateful to each of you for trusting me these past 6 years to get your story out to the world!
Looking for something to do tonight? I've got an idea...
Mark your calendars, @afghancycles is getting its online release - March 8th, International Women’s Day. That’s THIS Friday, as in day after tomorrow!! So excited to finally share it after nearly a year of festivals. Stay tuned over the next few days, more to come! 🚴🏻♀️🚴🏼♀️🚴🏽♀️🚴🏾♀️🚴🏿♀️
I want to shower you in beachside birthday picnics every single day. Happy happy birthday love! ❤️
The email vortex has me missing sweet moments like this one from last week - thanks for the photo @jennygnichols
Hanging with wonderful people chatting about the next film. Turns out you CAN have productive brainstorms on snowmobiles.
What an inspiration you are Frozan! I am so grateful that you were able to (finally!) take the stage this weekend and discuss the film and the impact sports can have for women in oppressive countries with @minkyworden. Huge thanks to the @humanrightswatch film festival for making it all happen!!
I’m sitting at the airport on my way to Amsterdam thinking about my dear friend @frozan_rasooli. She is one of the brave women featured in my film, @afghancycles. Our main character in fact. And I get to see her on SATURDAY! Since premiering the film in April, I’ve been so uncomfortable being “the face” of this film when it is not about me in the least. But because of passports and visas, we haven’t been able to get any of the women to the festivals yet. It’s always been my dream to sit in the audience and watch the characters of the film get up on stage and present their story proudly. AND THAT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!! On Saturday at the @humanrightswatch Film Festival, Frozan will join @minkyworden for a conversation about the role sports can play for women in war-torn countries. And I get to just sit back and take it all in. Frozan, I am so proud of you, inspired by you, and I can’t wait to finally see you on the stage inspiring others with your story ❤️ .
Photo by @jennygnichols .
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6 years with this pretty lady!! You know Kaitlin, I read that the traditional gift on a 6 year anniversary is candy. Nerd Ropes Pleeeez!!!
I wrapped up 2018 with one of the roughest productions of my life - I’m talking 36hr stomach bug starting on day one, non-stop gear failure, and the cherry on top, clocking my head on the final day leaving me with a nasty concussion that I’m still feeling the effects of. But I was in Patagonia with some of my favorite people - I’m talking about you @beccaskinner, @45northfarm, @jntmyers, Jerry, and Michael - making it the most magical and special production that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of.
I’m working through the edit now, it should be live in February. I am so grateful to @orvis for bringing me on to make this short film - can’t wait for you all to see it!
I had so much fun filming a music video for @stpaulband this weekend!! They’ve got a new album coming out this spring and I can’t wait for you all to hear it, it’s so good! @benidoerr, @lydiaramsey, @keelansohara, @teamkale - Thanks for letting me be your groupie for the weekend!! @johnnybregar, LOVE your studio and look forward to coming back soon to record MY album! Just kidding, but seriously, let’s find something to collaborate on soon!
Music video coming soon, stay tuned! 🎶 🎥 🎵
Like many of you, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the past year as this new one kicks off, and the thought that keeps circling through my brain is how grateful I am for all the wonderful people I have in my life. Over the past five years, I’ve been cranking on my first feature documentary and I finally got to share it with the world this past year. You all supported me, cheered me on, showed up to screenings, and made me feel pretty damn special. Thank you for that.
When it comes to moral support however, this lady takes the cake. Kaitlin, you have been so patient with me, while also being my loudest cheerleader. I honestly would not be able to do any of this work if it weren’t for your love, guidance, and pep talks. I will do my very best to reciprocate that same kind of support to you each and every day.
Thank you Kaitlin, and thanks to all of you for the love you’ve shown to me and my work in 2018.
Here’s to an inspiring and exciting 2019! ❤️
Good omen for the incoming year 🦅
What an absolute joy to work with this gang in Argentina for the past week. Photo shoot + short film production, it was a lot to pack in. @beccaskinner - working with you is always such a treat, and I can’t wait to do it again real soon. You have a beautiful eye and seeing you in your element is inspiring. I can’t thank you enough for bringing us all together! Terry, Jerry - thanks for letting me follow you around with a camera AGAIN! Jo & Michael, so grateful to call you friends and am psyched to have shared this experience with you. More to come on @orvis, but for now I’m just happy, grateful... and completely exhausted! Home again, home again!
And this is only half of it! Any guesses where I might be heading?
Well this is a pretty nice “welcome home” view 😍
Two sold out shows & packed theaters, old friends coming out to support, and a chilly morning bike ride - Denver, you put on quite the film festival! But the thing I’m most grateful for is this lady standing up here with me, @jennygnichols. Collaborating with you is always such a treat, and sharing this experience with has been so special to me. Thank you for all the support, wisdom, and giggles. This film would not be what it is if you had not said “yes” to it so many years ago.
Great news Denver - one more screening today at Sie Film Center at 2pm. And get this, Jenny will be there to answer your questions!
Thanks for the photo @dimagibaphoto
Thank you for the amazing hospitality @vafilmfest - you sure do know how to make a gal feel special! Next up: DENVER! I’m coming for you @denverfilmsociety!