Stereotyping and sexism chip away at pioneering ambition. What will you do to change it?

#BEtheChange #BEaPioneer

Logline: As ambitious women are forced to maneuver a work-world built for company men, Ashley wastes no time planning her escape while clearing a path for the women coming up fast behind her.

Watch Pioneers at a film festival near you!

MOVIE SCREENER Form

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Elevating Meaningful Conversations

The power of embracing differences and understanding the inner reality of others can be the glue that holds a great workplace together and lifts up underrepresented voices.

Pioneers in Skirts has a character-driven story that empowers viewers to experience what the lack of inclusion really feels like.

When Pioneers in Skirts enters distribution, the film will screen around the world at film festivals, various organizations, and a variety of events.

Movie Screening Kit

The Pioneers in Skirts Film Screening Kit is a resource that includes everything you’ll need for planning, promoting, and hosting a screening. It includes:

Non-profit and public organizations: This license permits groups to screen the film to an audience at one location multiple times for the life of the media.

LICENSE FEE: tbd

Contact us for a multiple location license, for wholesale DVD purchases, for Blu- Ray or DCP needs, or if you are charging admission or fundraising for your cause.

  • DVD of feature-length version of the film (standard edition) and/or
    Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital Discussion Guides
  • License to exhibit the film

Businesses and associations: This license permits you to screen the film to an audience at one location multiple times for the life of the media.

LICENSE FEE: tbd

Contact us for a multiple location license, for wholesale DVD purchases, for Blu- Ray or DCP needs, or if you are charging admission or fundraising for your cause.

  • DVD of feature-length version of the film (standard edition) and/or
    Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital Discussion Guides
  • License to exhibit the film

Grade schools and universities: This license permits public and private academic institutions to screen the film in one location multiple times for the life of the media.

LICENSE FEE: tbd

Contact us for a multiple location license, for wholesale DVD purchases, for Blu- Ray or DCP needs, or if you are charging admission or fundraising for your cause.

  • DVD of feature-length version of the film (standard edition) and/or
    Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital Discussion Guides (by age group)
  • License to exhibit the film

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A SCREENING?

Let us know if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below.

DOES THE SCREENING LICENSE INCLUDE THE MOVIE?

Yes, once the license is signed, you will receive a returnable DVD or online password protected link along with permission for a public screening. We understand that you may require other formats and different screening options and are happy to work with you on this.

Licenses are for single screenings only. If you are hosting multiple screenings, the team at Pioneers in Skirts is happy to work with you to develop a bulk discount.

CAN I KEEP A COPY OF THE FILM IN MY K-12 SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY?

We will soon have a Pioneers in Skirts educational DVD available for purchase. Sign up (see Movie Screener form) to be notified when this option is available!

CAN I CHARGE ADMISSIONS OR ASK FOR DONATIONS?

Yes! You are welcome to sell tickets and use the film as a fundraiser.

CAN THE FILMMAKERS COME TO OUR SCREENING?

Hopefully! We love attending the screenings and know this film can instigate impactful conversations afterwards. We can even work with you to prepare a unique experience, like a keynote at a conference or facilitate discussions with employees. We ask for you or a sponsor to cover travel costs and a small honorarium or speaker fee in exchange for this event. Please click here if you’re interested in inviting Ashley and/or her crew to your event!

What’s A Pioneer?

The definition of a Pioneer — at its core, is a woman who owns her career success; challenging the barriers she encounters along her career path.

A Pioneer is a woman who paves the way for the next generation.

A Pioneer is an employer or elected official who challenges outdated policy and law, and a person who is dedicated to being an advocate for women in the workplace.

Story background

With years of studio and independent production experience under their belts, director Ashley Maria and her female colleagues started to notice they couldn’t shake the experiences of consistently being turned down for jobs, and looked at as inexperienced “woman-directors.”

So, Ashley decided to do something about it. She picked up her camera to share her story; revealing the career obstacles she and many other women still have to deal with today.