The Dirt Chix: Making Time is a Canadian documentary about women, life, and mountain biking. Making the time for yourself isn’t easy, but this group of 160 women mountain bikers from Kamloops do it every Thursday night. They ride together for the camaraderie and the laughs, forming deep friendships on the trails. The project has recently been selected in the winter season of Toronto Women Fest in order to compete in the sport film category.
Writer / Director / Producer Vesta Giles is a Kamloops-based filmmaker with a passion for telling stories from the heart. Her first Movie of the Week, Daughter for Sale (Odyssey Media, Inc.), aired on the Lifetime Network in the US on Mother's Day weekend in 2017. Vesta finished her short film, When I'm Dead, in Kamloops in 2018 through the Storyhive Digital Shorts Edition. She was then a finalist in the Women In the Director's Chair Short Works Edition for her short film script, A Moment of Your Time. Late in 2018 Vesta was awarded another Storyhive grant for the music video, Take Down These Walls. Recently, this music video has been accepted to the Toronto Independent Film Festival and the Orlando Film Festival. In early 2019 she was also a runner up in the From Our Dark Side competition through WIFTV for her webseries concept, The Gentleman’s Guide to Practical Pathology. Her webseries pilot, Take Me Home, for the series Allegory, won best web series in the People’s Pilot competition through TVWriter.net. Vesta recently finished production on The Dirt Chix: Making Time, a 45-minute documentary on a women’s mountain biking group for Telus Original Programming. Vesta also received a Telus Storyhive Banff Fellowship to the Banff World Media Festival in 2019.
The Dirt Chix: Making Time is a mountain biking movie that isn't about mountain biking. It's about a group of women who have found something they are passionate about and make the time to do it.
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