Women Of Dirt: Seattle World Premiere Recap

Feb 9, 2010 at 19:53
Feb 9, 2010
by Mike Estes  
 
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The red carpet came out at the NW Film Forum in Seattle WA for the Women of Dirt: Awesome Land Film Premiere. Executive Producers/Filmakers Mark Brent and Miles Sullivan welcomed Darcy Turenne, Stephanie Nychka,Tammy Donahugh, Anna Wells, Katrina Strand, Cierra Smith and Leana Gerrard with white roses and a tasty keg of beer. I was even handed a jello-shot as the cinema began to pack in for the 'Sold Out' Worldwide Premiere. Here's the lowdown including some ripping riding at Duthie Hill MTB Park in Issaquah WA the next day.

All photos provided by Carl Warren Photography and video provided by Andy Tran/Syndrome Racing

Read on...

Simply put, 'Women of Dirt' celebrates the bike and the women who ride bikes. Dirt jumping, Freeriding, DH racing and the season ending epic XC ride. Honestly, the film stoked me out on several levels. Check out the trailer and then I will elaborate why this DVD should be in your personal collections.

Awesome- It is Sold Out!
Awesome- It is Sold Out!

Enjoy The Premier Night Video:
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Awesome Land
Awesome Land

Sweet Seattle Evening
Sweet Seattle Evening

Hello Darcy!
Hello Darcy!

Starring these featured riders - Dawn Cashen, Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, Katrina Strand, Kathy Pruitt, Darcy Turenne, Cierra Smith, Leana Gerrard, Jill Kintner, Tammy Donahugh, Stephanie Nychka, IMBA Pacific Northwest Regional Director Anna Wells and many other riders.

Leana Gerrard
Leana Gerrard

Miles is King!
Miles is King!

Legend, Sensei and All Around Man, Simon Lawton
Legend, Sensei and All Around Man, Simon Lawton

Associate Producers Beth Alcouloumre and Dawn Brent
Associate Producers Beth Alcouloumre and Dawn Brent

The buzz was on, great tasting beer flowing, people milling about and talking nonstop about biking plans. Talking about new hooks, new places to ride and new faces emerging. I remember so many faces smiling and just having a great time. That is when the word of riding the new 'Duthie' MTB park got planned out- several new trails just outside Issaquah, WA and a game plan was set for a noon meeting. No matter how 'tossed' the girls got- they all agreed it would be a great time.

Dressed to kill...
Dressed to kill...

Brent Bear Hugs
Brent Bear Hugs

The Evil Camp
The Evil Camp

As I talked to several prominent people that attended I got the feeling that Filmakers Mark Brent and Miles Sullivan hit the nail on the head with this production. Phil Mowatt of CCN really stepped up and helped them complete the film, Michael 'My-G' Kirchoff of Indamix Records provided a world class soundtrack and in my opinion should have provided a CD with the DVD because his songs have the tone of the film dialed. Lastly I have to highlight the one element that made this film absolutely spectacular- the editing and presentation of the film could have been straight forward and they could have made each rider's part excruciating long. But they diced it up nicely, giving each rider several chances to get accolades from the viewing audiences.

Late Breaking Girls of Dirt Soundtrack Update: There will be a soundtrack CD available on the Women Of Dirt website soon! So keep checking that site for updates.

The end result. One great film, one great story line and one timeless DVD that will only lead to bigger and better opportunities for the featured riders. The producers have everything to be proud of including a heavy calendar of upcoming premieres at these venues:

Feb 19th Ray's Indoor MTB Park, Cleveland Ohio.
Feb 25th Portland Oregon's Clinton Theater.
Feb 28th Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, more info here.

Many more shows coming including a Muddbunnies Promoted Show in Vancouver, BC TBD - check back at womenofdirt.com for more on shows as we lock them in.

Check out this trailer of the film 'Women of Dirt: AWESOME LAND':
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

IMBA's Tammy D and Mark Brent
IMBA's Tammy D and Mark Brent

Yours truly enjoying a sud and scoping the flick.
Yours truly enjoying a sud and scoping the flick.

The DVD is available now for purchase. International Distributors looking for copies can contact Mark Brent at mark@bonesovermetal.com or simply get to the Women of Dirt website here.

Now some sick shots at Duthie Hill MTB Park! And here is a link to a Duthie park video on the web.

Believe or not- this is Tammy's first jump of the day and scores the best photo right off the bat.
Believe or not- this is Tammy's first jump of the day and scores the best photo right off the bat.

Dirt Corp's Kat Sweet
Dirt Corp's Kat Sweet

Stephanie Dropping Ladders too.
Stephanie Dropping Ladders too.

Associate Producer Beth Alcouloumre out ripping laps at Duthie
Associate Producer Beth Alcouloumre out ripping laps at Duthie

After riding longer than expected and eating crap on a mud-soaked ladder I headed home to ice my bruises. Thanks to Mark and Dawn Brent for your amazing hospitality. Feb 6th is now 'Mark Brent' day in my opinion. Beth Alcouloumre and Miles Sullivan for everything you guys do- My-G at Indamix Records for the soundtrack, high fives to the NW Film Forum for the venue, a back slapping loud toast goes to Phil Mowatt of Cycle Component Network and a huge thank you to all that attended the premiere.

Toodles-
Mike 'northwestdhdad' Estes
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20 Comments

  • + 2
 Its been long overdue for a project like this. They should distribute the Dvd to grade schools to show girls that there are no limits and that anything is possible when your motivated. Major props to everyone involved.
  • + 1
 That's brilliant! I hope my 7 year old daughter can rip it like these women someday.
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  • + 4
 So happy to see this film released, and the way it's being promoted is great too.
  • + 2
 I really want to thank Pink Bike for their help.
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  • + 4
 Looks like a great time. Seems like a sweet DVD.
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  • + 4
 The show was simply sick. You girls were awesome, well literally.
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  • + 4
 Awesome land looks awesome.
  • + 1
 seattle couldnt of been a better place for the premiere!!!
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  • + 3
 stoked for the Portland showing !
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  • + 3
 WOW! Nice! Where can I get a "100% more beautiful" T-shirt?
  • + 1
 They will be on sale at Womenofdirt.com by the weekend. We sold out most of the run at the Seattle shows so we needed to order more. There will also be more colors.
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  • + 1
 MBOSC is showing this on Feb 28 in Santa Cruz, theres supposed to be a sweet raffle
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  • + 1
 Wow are those t-shirts for sale anywhere? I'd give my GF one she definitely is 100% more beautiful!!!!
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  • + 2
 I want a "king of awesome land" t-shirt
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  • + 1
 Right on... Congrats Mark!
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  • + 1
 anyone know if we will get a Vancouver BC showing?
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 It's being worked out. We will put out a master list soon. Women Of Dirt.com
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 from the article. more shows coming including a Muddbunnies Promoted Show in Vancouver, BC TBD
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  • + 1
 Pretty Killer Shots and a sweet TEASER......RIDE HARD, LIVE LONG!!!!!
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