INTO THE HILLS will bring together Canadian skiers and outdoor lovers alike to celebrate the beginning of the winter with the screening of two ski films produced by sisters; KINDRED (Izzy and Zoya Lynch) and FINDING THE LINE (Anna and Nat Segal) and a surprise screening from The Blondes.
Both films exhibit independently produced female content that not only showcase reels of rad skiing, but also explore themes of risk, fear, family, relationships and personal empowerment. Snow-sport lover or not, you will be entranced by the action, drawn into the journey and walk away inspired for winter.
On the night, get ready for a screening of both films, followed by a Q&A with the producers and athletes. We’ll also have a bunch of fun giveaways and prizes to get you stoked (and dressed) for winter.
Part of the profits of the screening will go towards running Girls Do Ski non-profit 12 Under 20 for 2019, which provides a free AST 1 course for women under 20 years old.
Izzy and Zoya Lynch were just regular kids growing up in the city, until their parents made one split-second decision that would completely change their lives. Kindred is the story about their family’s unlikely journey to becoming backcountry lodge owners and how it guided them both professionally and personally.
Through archival photos and interviews from the Lynch family, combined with stunning imagery of Amiskwi Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, this film inspires viewers to consider their own leaps-of-faith and how they may have defined their lives.
Director: Izzy Lynch
Producer: Zoya Lynch
FINDING THE LINE is a film about fear, it’s paralyzing grip on humans and how it affects our decision-making.
As professional athletes Anna and Nat have confronted fear on numerous occasions from mammoth mountains to enormous terrain park jumps, yet, despite being brought up under the same roof, they have learned to deal with fear in almost contrasting ways, neither leading them to the success they dreamed of.
A heartfelt journey on the knife’s edge of big mountains throughout Canada and France push them to their physical and emotional limits. The extreme skiing mecca of Alaska pushes them beyond. The Australian sisters soon realise that the most important lessons lie within each others’ approach.
Director: Bjarne Salén
Producers: Anna & Nat Segal
Co-starring: Lorraine Huber, Greg Hill, Giulia Monego, Morgan Salén, Seth Morrison and Mike Douglas