Winter is an important period for transformation and growth and always has been in history, folklore, and culture. "Wandering" is the first all-ladies splitboarding documentary delving into the motivations and perspectives of paticipants. The documentary follows three women with very different ideas, paths and missions, but who are brought together, in the Scottish highlands, united by their splitboards.
We follow four-time Olympic snowboarder Lesley McKenna
on a journey into the Cairngorms in the Highlands of Scotland, where she is from, as she delves into her connection to the land linked to folklore and generations of her family, explaining how winter sports became her life and profession. Environmental Activist, Lauren MacCallum is at the forefront of challenging the wintersports industry in the environmental debate and waking up participants to the facts. Through her we learn about the challenges the industry faces, and what that means personally to her. Whilst award-winning Scottish photographer, Hannah Bailey, has travelled the world documenting the power of sport to put the spotlight on how women are represented in the media and society. Back in Scotland she sets out to do the same. These are three different missions, unique stories and perspectives, brought together through the mountains, winter and splitboarding.
With the world in lockdown, we are all exploring our local surroundings and roaming close to home. "Wandering" will feature footage from splitboarders all over the world, filmed locally. From Canada to Austria, Switzerland to Japan, this is the unique season to capture the local splitboard touring scene around the world.
A short documentary showcasing, uniquely, the global ladies splitboarding scene, through the eyes of those who take part in it. Those involved will show us what splitboarding means to them, their perspective of the environment around them and how it is all connected. Primarily shot in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, it will also feature footage of riders around the world.
This is an activity which sustains and fuels people, and the documentary will explore how it is a force for good. As well as the action, both uphill and downhill, riders will tell winter stories related to their local cultures to explore a deeper meaning of the environment and activity.