[FROM MATADOR SENIOR EDITOR DAVID MILLER]: Super stoked to announce the launch of Matador Ambassadors Allie Bombach and Sarah Menzies’ project MoveShake.
The film series is produced by Red Reel and directed by Allie Bombach, in partnership with Horny Toad, Osprey Packs, and CLIF Bar. MoveShake gives an inside look into the lives of individuals dedicating themselves to creating change and the personal struggles and successes that come with their journey.
The ﬁrst MoveShake ﬁlm features another Matador Ambassador, Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain. A rape survivor and mother, she realized she couldn’t just sit on the sidelines when it came to standing up for human rights. Working in Afghanistan, Shannon shares her story of connecting communities on both sides of the equation. Determined to combat apathy, Shannon successfully creates positive change in an area and on an issue that many assume is hopeless.
Accompanying Shannon’s story is that of Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio poached sea turtles until a life-changing mentor shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean. Julio is now working to protect sea turtles by running a nonproﬁt dedicated to preserving Magdalena Bayʼs natural resources. His story is one of perseverance and personal growth as he works to change the tide for the future of his community. It recently premiered at MountainFilm in Telluride.
On Thursday, June 7th, these two stories will launch the MoveShake series at www.moveshake.org. From 7-9PM MDT, Red Reel will host a viral launch to include an online screening followed by a live question-and-answer opportunity with one of the featured MoveShake characters — Shannon Galpin.
We know that stories of movers and shakers spread across the world. Join MoveShake Unite and share the positive change you see in your world everyday. Hashtag your Instagram photos that visibly represent work that is important to you with #moveshake and see your photo, and many more, on MoveShake Unite. We want these photos to be the visual “drop in the bucket” of the change we would like to see in the world – letʼs ﬁll the bucket.
Three more MoveShake stories will be released in the coming months, including the stories of Alison Gannett, professional skier and climate change activist, as well as Gregg Treinish, founder of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Connect with MoveShake on Facebook to stay updated on the release of the ﬁlms. In the meantime, please enjoy these behind-the-scenes shots of the filming.