DIRECTOR: Sachi Cunningham
SheChange is an intimate journey with four of the best female big wave surfers in the world as they fight for equal access and equal pay in one of the most dangerous sports on earth. Their surprising, history-making victory is only the beginning of what becomes their ultimate mission: equity for women in the world of professional sports – and beyond.
The sport of big wave surfing has exploded in popularity thanks to surfing’s inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics and the recent documentary series 100 Foot Wave and Life of Kai.
But where are the women?
SheChange follows the journey of four trailblazing athletes who broke the glass ceiling of this machismo sport and laid the foundation for gender equity in all halls of power for generations to come. Beyond the perilous surf story of women riding mountains, this is an emotional journey about the fight for equality, the right to dream big and compete on the world stage. It is a story about friendship, resilience and the power of women coming together into a self described orca pod of #badassbigwavebitches.
|START OF PRODUCTION:||October 2014|
|EXPECTED DELIVERY:||If funded, end of September 2022 for Sundance submission|
|SHOOTING FORMAT:||4k 16:9|
|SHOOTING LOCATIONS:||CA: San Francisco, Mavericks, Half Moon Bay|
Oahu: North Shore, Honolulu,
Maui: Haiku, Pe’ahi/Jaws
|PRODUCTION COMPANY:||SheChange LLC|
|PRODUCTION COUNTRY:||United States|
|CONFIRMED PARTNERS:||Oceanic Preservation Society, Sound Off Films, Creative Visions|
|CURENT PROJECT STATUS:||We’re four months into our edit, with six months of assistant editing completed, including logging and organizing eight years of footage, archival material and creating transcripts. We have approximately six interviews and the Mavericks competition or a similar surf session with the principal characters left to shoot.|