Local Documentary to Feature Powerful Female Snowboarders and Skiers


Staff Report:

A local group is in pre-production for an inspirational short film about female snowboarders and skiers of all ages who have been or currently are involved in:

  • Competitive Freestyle Snowboarding
  • Competitive Snowboard Racing
  • Competitive Alpine Ski Racing
  • Recreational Big Mountain Snowboarding/Skiing
  • Recreational Master Mogul/Bump Skiing

“As a father of two daughters, I believe when daughters of any age see how gracefull and inspiring they are, the fire of their personality, style and grace is emboldened to beautifully impact the world as that fire shines bright with self contained confidence,” said Michael P. Young, who is producing and directing the film. “This film is a labor of love for all of us involved. We need financial donations to help fund the project.”

Local cast and crew members:

  • Susan Brockway – Production Support  
  • Samantha D’Anna – Photographer & Camera Operator
  • Katie Gillen – Cast Member
  • Tiffany Hinojosa – Cast Member
  • Petra McDowell – Cast Member
  • Kim Meyer – Cast Member
  • JoAnna O’Neill – Cast Member
  • Michelle Pederson – Cast Member
  • Thayla Sullivan – Cast Member
  • Michael P. Young – Producer, Director, Photographer, Videographer

The film’s length is approximately 40-60 minutes and will be distributed at the Reel Deal Movie Theater, on DVD, Internet, Social Media and a public showing at Duane Smith Auditorium.

To help raise the $9,000 goal necessary to make this film, contact mike@michaelpyoung.com.