We're delighted to announce our latest project - a collaboration with leading outdoor retailer, Ellis Brigham, called #EngageYourSenses. We're going to be telling a series of women's stories of adventure through film, blogs and social media over the next few months, with the project culminating in a single film to be shown at festivals, events and via streaming services.
5 SENSES | 5 FEMALE ATHLETES | 5 FILMS
Leading outdoor retailer, Ellis Brigham and Find It Film, specialists in women’s sport and adventure, have announced an exciting new collaboration that will celebrate women’s stories through inspiring film, imagery and blog posts.
The purpose of the project is to showcase strong female role models and encourage greater participation, particularly amongst women and girls. Featuring a range of outdoor activities and a mix of female athletes from recreational to pro, #EngageYourSenses will tell authentic, engaging and honest stories that are designed to encourage people to try something new.
The #EngageYourSenses project will focus on the five senses, see, touch, smell, hear and taste, exploring how it feels, what it takes and why these women compete or challenge themselves to achieve their goals. The project will look at situations where the senses are functioning to the maximum and sending crucial messages to the brain, as well as when the senses send emotional triggers that motivate and inspire the athlete.
Designed to be visually beautiful and compelling in their storytelling, the five films will then link together to form one complete film that will be shown at Find It Film’s own public and schools events as well as be submitted to festival events globally.
Laura Jones, athlete adventurer. Laura is currently tacking seven, epic marathons across the world in one year, so far her adventure has seen her complete, London Marathon, Everest Marathon and the Patagonia Marathon. Laura is raising money for The Jonny Wilkinson Foundation and the Scouts as she goes. Find out more here: www.icanrun7.com
Georgia Pilkington, climber. This summer Georgia travelled to Stoer in the far north west of Scotland to climb "The Old Man of Stoer", a spectacular sea-stack that is affected by both tides and high winds. This climb follows an ascent of The Matterhorn in 2016 and marks a new direction of hard, outdoor climbs for Georgia, who made her mark by becoming British Para Climbing Champion 2014-2016. Georgia also campaigns for autism awareness having herself been diagnosed with the condition at the age of 16. Follow Georgia here: twitter.com/gee_pilkington
Laura Kennington, athlete adventurer. Laura spent her early years as the only female sibling on a farm in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She discovered adventure at an early age by embracing muddy countryside exploration with the beloved family dog. Years later whilst living in London, she gained a unique insight into sports science and how the human body copes under physical stress whilst working within the fitness industry. This lead to her curiously exploring the limits of her own body – she hasn’t looked back since! Laura can mainly be found pursuing endurance adventures! Find out more here: www.lauraexplorer.com
Millie Knight, Paralympic skier. Millie first went skiing at the age of 6, just after she had lost her eyesight due to an infection. She still remembers that excitement of driving up the windy road to the resort and feeling the cold, fresh air and crunchy snow underfoot. None of that excitement has been lost as Millie, now a two time Paralympic skier, describes how it feels to ski with her guide Brett Wild at speeds up to 117km per hour. Follow Mille on twitter knight_millie
Here's what Mark Brigham of Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports had to say about the project,
“ This is an exciting project to be involved in and we are proud to have our ambassadors tell their stories from the world of trail running, climbing, skiing and adventure. As a father of 2 girls myself I hope that in years to come they will be inspired by these stories and find their own passions in life that drive them.’'
#EngageYourSenses, Our latest collaboration with Ellis Brigham
Danielle Sellwood // 15 September 2017