Synopsis

Pioneers in Skirts is an entertaining examination of gender parity in the workplace from the perspective of a female filmmaker who produced the film out of frustration with her own problems in the industry.

She and her crew traveled the U.S. to make this investigative documentary – weaving in relatable human stories with expert opinions. The film expands to include other industries and society in general — aiming to fast-track the cultural change we need in order to achieve gender parity.

Distribution

Our plan for the film is for it to screen around the world at film festivals, various organizations, and a variety of events.

We are working to secure distributor relationships for educational and community screenings, as well as online streaming.

Until then, we will self-distribute. Please see below for screening options that will go into affect once we are in distribution mode.

MOVIE SCREENERS

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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. You can also acquire discounted wholesale DVD’s copies to sell at your screening.

LICENSE FEE: tbd

Contact us if charging admission or fundraising, for a multiple location license, for wholesale DVD purchase, and for Blue- Ray or DCP needs.

  • DVD with feature-length version of the film (standard definition)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital Community Discussion Guides
  • License to exhibit the film at an event you are sponsoring in perpetuity

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. You can also acquire discounted wholesale DVD’s copies to sell at your screening.

LICENSE FEE: tbd

Contact us if you are charging admission or fundraising, for a multiple location license, for wholesale DVD purchase, and for Blue- Ray or DCP needs.

  • DVD with feature-length version of the film (standard definition)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital D&I Training Discussion Guides
  • License to exhibit the film at an event you are sponsoring in perpetuity

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 or fundraising, for wholesale DVD purchase, and for Blue- Ray or DCP needs.

  • DVD with feature-length version of the film (standard definition)
  • English and (other…tbd) subtitles
  • Online access to stream the film (various resolution sizes)
  • Digital Screening Promotion Guide
  • Digital School Discussion Guides by Age Group
  • License to exhibit the film at an event you are sponsoring in perpetuity

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

#BEtheChange #BEaPioneer

Public Screenings

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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.