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It Ain't Pretty


A documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of like-minded women. Featuring Ocean Beach surfer Bianca Valenti’s journey from childhood phenom to world-class big wave charger, this probing, incendiary and thought-provoking film takes you inside a growing movement of women that are shattering the shallow and sexualized images of female surfers in the media. Including interviews with top female athletes and awe-inspiring big wave surf footage filmed in the icy waters of Ocean Beach, San Francisco and Mavericks - one of the biggest waves on the planet - this film empowers a new generation of girls to live their dreams and overcome the challenges they face along the way.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Dayla Soul
Writers: Jody Banks Writer/Editor, Dayla Soul
Producers: Kathleen Egan, Jodi Morris Production
Key cast: Bianca Valenti, Savannah Shaughnessy, Easkey Britton, Shannon Marie Quirk, Grant Washburn


Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2016-02-03
Shooting format: HD
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Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes

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