We’re over the moon to finally show you our ad for Bouygues Telecom, one of France’s biggest telephone companies. Some weeks ago some of us including Eider Walls, Ishtar Bäcklund, Lyde Begue, Noelia Otegui, Femke Bosma and Valeria Kechichian shot in Southern France this ad under the orders of Ty Evans, Director of Pretty Sweet and We Are Blood. How awesome is that?!
We did a little road trip from the Pyrenees to Biarritz, going downhill in some dreamy Pyrenees roads to end up skating bowls and surfing in Biarritz.
The team we worked with was absolutely amazing and brilliant. From the client to the Agency BETC, the Production company PHANTASM and everyone involved. Cameras operators, assistants, production, stylist, hair and makeup (not that we need any) and everyone who was part of it was incredible kind and talented.
For our personal joy, the photographer of the ad was the amazing and crazy talented Theo Gosselin. We will post his photos shortly, so stay tuned for those!
We want to thank each and everyone involved in this. Specially the client, agency and production company who decided to portray real women doing something still mostly associated to men. It’s a gift to be able to reach such wide and mainstream audiences and portray women being more than “pretty” in an ad. We’re in love with the idea of young girls watching this on TV and thinking they can do anything. So THANK YOU!!
Here’s to more women doing rad things in mainstream media. Thanks for the love!
GirlsGoneFast is a new media outlet for female athletes founded and operated by a group of female skaters, longboarders, and snowboarders spread across the United States. They are looking forward to providing a mix of media for your entertainment and inspiration.
Their community debuts with the #shetour2k15. Ten girls get in the van for a California skate adventure up the west coast from Southern California through San Francisco to Portland and on to Maryhill. They are supported by one brave skater-homie to do the majority of the filming and photography and post production will be done by the riders and/or sponsoring companies.
As largely unsponsored athletes, the girls are depending on the success of their GoFundMe campaign to bring this event to life. Meeting regularly in cyberspace, the sheriders have done a remarkable job putting together this event in a short amount of time.
Originally slated as a road trip to the Maryhill She-Ride, the girls are amped to receive and provide the inspiration that comes from a band of ladies getting together to do things ladies don’t normally do, like skateboard down mountain roads. The She-Ride usually runs at a deficit as the past 3 years have not yet produced enough female downhillers to turn a profit, but Deano of the Maryhill Ratz appreciates the lady stoke the non-competitive event creates among the female skaters and has gone a long way to provide this fun-filled and stress-less weekend for women.
Due to some forces of mother-nature, the Maryhill Ratz’ She-Ride weekend (August 15-16) has been opened up to boys and groms and geezers of all shapes and sizes as a fundraiser for the Wolfe Family. The Wolfe Family lives on-property and are longtime supporters of all the Maryhill events. Their home was recently destroyed by two fires. Come join us for miles and miles of sweet curves at the infamous Maryhill August 15 & 16, 2015.
The She-Riders are happy to support the family that has supported downhill skateboarding in their backyard as much as the next bloke, but we are still giving it our all to encourage female skaters to join us this year and next.
Plans are in the works for a full-blown, ladies-only Maryhill She-Ride in 2016, so stay in touch with GirlsGoneFast for a year full of adventures including a road trip to this year’s freeride, skating and snowboarding on their home turfs.
GirlsGoneFast welcomes feedback, submissions, and collaborations.
If you are interested in contributing media, supporting with advertisements or cross promotions, or have a tip, question, or comment about female skating you can reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of Longboard Girls Crew France went on a 10-days road trip through the south of France skating hills, parks, meeting local riders and even covering the IDF Peyragudes Never Dies race. Check the adventures of Alice Aubert, Camille Chartier, Pauline Dilosquer, Morgane Pouillot, Tahina Miault and Thaïs Gravouil while meeting with some of the best French riders on their way. This looks like fun!
Film & Edit by the always awesome Julien Léger. Check out some of the best photos of the trip!
Finally! A new Open trailer and news regarding the movie. It took a bit longer than expected but was the time we needed to make the movie as we wanted to. Portraying amazing female skating but also visual and sound quality unprecedented in the longboarding scene.
OPEN is the name and concept of our new film directed by Daniel Etura featuring a diverse group of female longboarders hailing from 11 different countries who got together in one of the most talked about places on Earth.
This skate journey screams womanhood while is also an eye-opener experience through which we challenge our skills, explore a new culture, meet its people and bring some joy to a place that hasn’t seen much of it lately.
We’re proud to work together with the Association Longboarding For Peace who gathers Muslim, Jew, Arab & Catholic kids to teach them an invaluable lesson: skateboarding doesn’t know about gender, religion or politics.
Please, enjoy the new trailer with Fuel Fandango’s awesome tune Thai
Using these holiday season as an excuse, we launched an Endless Roads complete movie edit. A 50 min film that gathers the original series’ fours chapters portraying our adventure roadtrippin’ around Spain in a van, skating and enjoying every spot we found. Can you believe it was 2.5 years ago?! Thanks again Juan Rayos for for magic.