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‘AERIS’ Tracks a Female Pro Snowboarder on the Comeback Trail

'AERIS' Tracks a Female Pro Snowboarder on the Comeback Trail

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Logline: A rebellious female snowboarder overcomes debilitating injury and personal tragedy to regain her throne as one of the world’s best riders.

Elevator Pitch: 
“AERIS” is the first narrative film to star an apologetically badass female snowboarder. Terra is a tenacious rider with a tumultuous background and a penchant for partying. Struggling with a debilitating knee injury and a devastating personal loss, Terra is at rock bottom when she gets the opportunity of a lifetime — entry to The Burton U.S Open, the premier snowboarding competition. With her family relationships hanging by a thread and her confidence at an all-time low, Terra must summon every ounce of courage, momentum and determination to take the competition by storm and achieve her dream.

Production Team:
The team behind “AERIS” is Lukas Huffman (writer/director) and Phillip Thomas (producer) — two ex-professional snowboarders who won a slew of awards for their last film collaboration, “When the Ocean Met the Sky.”

About the Film:
“AERIS” is a synthesis of stories I was told or experienced first-hand during my 10-year career as a professional snowboarder. These are voices from the fringes of mainstream culture about disruption, resilience and a life driven by passion for one thing; snowboarding. The female lead characters in our story are too raw and too real for the Hollywood system. They are not traditional role models, they are powerful women who live heroic lives. It’s time for a new hero. Help us share this unique perspective on professional sports and bring this young woman’s inspiring story to the world.

Current Status: Fundraising on Indiegogo. We have currently raised $2,530 of the $25,000 goal, so we really need your support to get this awesome film made!

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