ASHLEY MARIA PRODUCTIONS presents

PIONEERS IN SKIRTS

Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning documentary film about the obstacles that get in the way of pioneering ambition. The film addresses the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams.

Pioneers in Skirts Movie Poster with Credits

Movie Poster

The design goal for our movie poster was to express a feeling of optimism. We were mindful to weave in brighter shading from the Pioneer green spectrum into the background so you felt the hope the film brings. The poster design also reflects the movie’s message: You Are Not Alone.

Release Date

Official release date: August 2020…yeah, during the pandemic :)
Theatrical release: in a post-pandemic world :)

Screening Format

Secure online streaming link, Blu-ray disc, DCP
English | 60-min runtime
Closed captioning: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, Arabic

Press Kit

More information about the film and access to photos & promotional materials can be found here: pioneersinskirts.com/press-kit.

What’s A Pioneer?

A pioneer paves her own way, and leads the way for the next generation.  – more

Movie Trailers

3-min: Watch/Embed/Download link: vimeo.com/386090624

30-sec: Watch/Embed link: https://youtu.be/0GIPamDFq_8

Summary

Pioneers in Skirts is a feature documentary with an engaging examination of gender parity in our culture from the perspective of a female filmmaker who was frustrated with her own problems in the film industry.

Not finding many answers within her profession, she decides to expand her search to include other industries and society in general.

In an inspiring portrait of perseverance and determination, director Ashley Maria not only shares her own story, but she follows the journey of 3 girls on a robotic team, their fathers, as well as a young mother – all while traveling the U.S., speaking to fellow pioneering women and topic experts who had solutions to share.

By the end of her quest, Ashley finds out how we ALL can address the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams.

Directed by DGA award-winning director Ashley Maria.

Credits

Directed by Ashley Maria

Produced by Lea-Ann W. Berst, Ashley Maria

Sound Edit by Amy Reynolds Reed

Composed by Alana Balagot

Sound Editing & Design by Devon Kelley at Skywalker Sound

Sound Mix by Vicki Lemar at Technicolor Post-Production Sound

Edited by Tiffany Hope, Ashley Maria, Crystal Lentz

Production Sound by Rebecca Chan

Cinematography by Elizabeth Yarwood

Written by Lea-Ann W. Berst, Ashley Maria

Graphic Design by Tom Bloczynski

Movie Theme Song “Freeway” by Mia Yara