Yeti green-lights digital-first series Kick Flip in partnership with Freeride Entertainment, the Women’s Skateboard Alliance (WSA) and MAHFIA.TV
Kelowna, B.C. – Yeti Farm Creative (Yeti) recently announced that they have green-lit Kick Flip a 10-part documentary mini-series featuring 10 high-profile professional female athletes and influencers in skateboarding today. It will be shown on Yeti’s YouTube channel and MAHFIA.TV, the global destination for women’s action sports. Yeti has partnered with the Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (Mimi Knoop, Yulin Olliver, Kim Woozy and Lisa Whitaker), Freeride Entertainment (Live Action Cinematography) and writer, Joel Muzzey, for this mini-series.Targeted to a tween (9-12) audience, the first season is comprised of five (5) episodes. It will air this fall and features celebrity pro skateboarders Lacey Baker, Nora Vasconcellos, Samarria Brevard, Cara-Beth Burnside and 12-year-old up-and-comer, Brighton Zeuner. The series will blend real-world interviews with animation – inspired by the companion-animated series, which is now in development at the studio. Kick Flip episodes will follow the athletes’ real-life stories, covering topics like grit, perseverance and pioneering, while weaving in fun, comedic animated sequences.Said Ashley Ramsay (Co-Founder of Yeti) and Executive Producer of the mini-series: “It is a pivotal moment for these female athletes right now. It is important for us to weave their incredibly inspiring real-life stories into the fabric of this franchise to give it deep meaning and to encourage more kids to continue to blaze a trail in the pursuit of their dreams.”The second season of Kick Flip will air in early 2018 and its athletes will be announced this summer. Yeti will finance and produce the series independently.Yeti Farm Creative is in development on the serialized animated series also titled Kick Flip. This series, which was an original concept of Jessika von Innerebner, follows two main female skateboarding characters, Laces and Nessa, and their quirky bus driver and filmographer cat, Turkey, as they bumble through a hot summer chasing their dreams while learning a lot about hard work, having fun, kinship and making friends along the way.About Womens Skateboarding Alliance Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA) is a global management and consulting agency dedicated to authentically representing the industry voice of women’s skateboarding. WSA educates, improves and delivers the most current trends and information for women’s skateboarding worldwide. The executive leadership collective is comprised of top women in Action Sports: Mimi Knoop, Lisa Whitaker, Kim Woozy and Yulin Olliver. WSA’s management and leaders provide consulting and marketing services to corporate sponsors and event organizers creating an authentic connection from female skateboarders to the boardroom. For more information, visit womensskateboardingalliance.com.About Freeride EntertainmentFreeride Entertainment is an award-winning production company born from the lifestyle of adventure sports in Nelson, British Columbia. This globally recognized brand has taken its “high-end” action filmmaking and full creative services to its new home in Seattle, Washington. Working with a diverse group of producers, directors, cinematographers, post specialists and special effects artists, Freeride’s world-class production team has brought images to life from the jungles of the Amazon to the mountains of Morocco. With state-of-the-art production equipment and post-production facilities, Freeride continues to push the boundaries of film, television, web and commercial properties. For more information visit www.freeride-entertainment.com.About MAHFIA.TVMAHFIA.TV is the leading digital global destination for women’s action sports culture. Producing and curating authentic, branded and high-quality content and live events on a multi-media platform — they are an interactive community for females whose passions are expressed through action sports, travel, culture and diversity.About Yeti Farm Creative and YetiLABSYeti Farm Creative and its digital-first animation production and distribution company YetiLABS are located in the burgeoning tech district of beautiful Kelowna, B.C. Co-founded and run by husband and wife team Todd (creative) and Ashley (business) Ramsay and newly appointed Jason Surridge and Blair Peters, the studio operates from a 7,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, dark fibre, geothermal studio. Since operations expanded in 2013, Yeti Farm Creative has delivered production services, from storyboards to final animation and compositing, to industry leaders such as Corus, Nickelodeon, 9 Story, EA Sports, Mondo Media/6PT Harness, Atomic Cartoons and Kickstart Entertainment. The studio has a number of new intellectual properties in development for their 2018 slate.