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" Because there are some people
who just want to grab opportunities with both hands,
and go roaring on a road trip."



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RISE: the documentary

Two women embark on a journey to learn from female entrepreneurs working in regional Australia who rise to the challenges of everyday life.

2 businesswomen
2 babies

2300 kilometres
22 interviews

5 events
5 regional cities
5 days

RISE is about women who are taking on the challenges of the modern world and rising to meet their ambitious goals and dreams.

RISE is about the women scattered around Australia’s regional areas, showing that while the lack of resources and recognition that comes with living outside a capital city is challenging, the intelligence, strength and grit that comes with being a woman in business can overcome anything (even slow Internet).

These women don’t just survive, they thrive against all odds.

About The Film



About RISE Documentary

RISE captures the ambitious road trip of business owners Jess Jones and Bridget Wood, and their two babies (because that’s a big part of being a female entrepreneur!), up the east coast of Australia, from Geelong to Noosa Heads, hosting events and interviewing women about the challenges and inspirations of doing life and work their way.

About RISE Documentary

Their stories, advice, and tenacity to overcome all the hurdles to find success no matter what, were captured to inspire entrepreneurial women the world over in their own business journeys.

About RISE Documentary

We knew we had to tell the stories of regional women in business to inspire, motivate and energise all the Aussie women with ambition, and to let them know that they don’t have to go down this exciting, but often challenging and isolating, path alone.

About RISE Documentary

Driving over 2300km from Geelong to the Sunshine Coast, we wanted to highlight Australian businesswomen of calibre outside of the capital cities to show other women, who may just be beginning their business journey, that they can do it, too. We had a crazy dream to let every woman with a crazy dream know that they can make it come true.

About RISE Documentary

What we didn’t expect was how much we would learn about ourselves over the week as well.

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Host A Screening



Would you like to inspire your own community, clients, friends and/or family? Anyone can host their own RISE Documentary screening, anywhere in the world.

The Rise Documentary has universal themes that are appropriate for ages 16 and over.

The documentary can be screened in schools, universities, at business networking events, to non-profit groups, corporations and more.

The film is 80 minutes long and includes the stories of 22 inspirational women.

Roadtrippers and entrepreneurs Jess Jones and Bridget Woods, as well as filmmaker Zoe Winther and producer Abramo Peghini are available to speak at your screening (they each have keynote speeches or can be available for a panel discussion) for additional appearance and travel fees. (Subject to availability - get in touch to see if we can make it happen!)

There is also an option of a Skype Q and A call with the filmmaker Zoe Winther. (Also subject to availability.)

The license fee to show the film is $250.

Interested? Email zoe@pickfordmedia.com

"The RISE documentary is a perfect example of what Jess Jones stands for: getting out there and giving it a go. What seemed liked a crazy whimsical idea has turned into a piece of art that is both educational and inspiring with plenty of laughs along the way. I loved the raw edginess of the production and enjoyed how the interview footage was spliced together with the behind-the-scenes shots. Bridget and Jess should be incredibly proud of themselves and the team at Pickford Media deserve a medal! The babes, who will no doubt be highly embarrassed to watch this as teenagers, will in fact be forever imprinted with the positivity of their incredible mamas and those they met along the way."

Jo Johnson, The Content Coach



The Women In The Film

THE ROAD TRIPPERS

Jess Jones

Bridget Wood

Mabel

Sylvie





STARRING:

Sonia Anthony

Odette Barry

Marilyn Battour

Stephanie Beitzel

Michelle Blicavs

Stef Boadle

Nikki Buckland

Kelly Carthy

Helen Duckham

Bec Dujin

Melanie Gleeson

Amy Gray

Zoe Hollingsworth

Sallie Jones

Kathryn Kavanagh

Tess Lehman

Erika McInerney

Maree MacPherson

Nathalie Moussi

Melanie Nicholson

Karly Nimmo

Abramo Peghini

Melissa Pye

Janelle Ryan

Nikki Smith

Cathy Stacey

Tina Tower

Zoe Winther

The Filmmaker

About Zoe Winther, Filmmaker behind RISE Documentary

Filmmaker Zoe Winther is also a business woman herself, having founded Pickford Media, a video strategy and production company, and Mortals, an online publication about Melbourne lifestyle and culture.

About Zoe Winther, Filmmaker behind RISE Documentary

Zoe started Pickford Media with the intention of standing for the success of other business women. Making social media videos and web content isn’t exactly world-changing, but these things go a long way in marketing, finding audiences and increasing search relevance for businesses, and they are generally only available at premium price points (which the majority of smaller businesses and startups simply can’t afford). 

About Zoe Winther, Filmmaker behind RISE Documentary

Pickford Media is actually even named after Mary Pickford, the first female to co-found a film studio, so when Jess Jones got in touch with Zoe about creating this documentary, it was a very obvious ‘YES!’

About Zoe Winther, Filmmaker behind RISE Documentary

RISE has been the biggest project has completed to date, and the most close to home. Being raised in regional Victoria with two incredibly successful business owning parents, Zoe was taken to work with her mum from a very young age.

About Zoe Winther, Filmmaker behind RISE Documentary

Strength and grit has been constantly showcased to Zoe through her mother and she has never known it any other way. With this in mind, Zoe has tackled RISE in order to give other women in business the inspiration she has been incredibly fortunate to see firsthand.

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