"Well Rounded," the documentary film
about the big girls who tackled a 560-mile, 7-day endurance cycling
event, has completed principal photography and is currently seeking
Casey, producer, 805-403-1190 for more information, interviews
with riders, photos.
- A dozen cyclists, all women size 14-24, are
the subjects of this documentary film about plus size women. They range from 27-44 years of age.
- 11 focus subjects were selected from a pool
of 54 riders who qualified and returned our inquiries. These volunteers
were interviewed, and filmed during training and cross-training;
see RIDERS page on this web site for bios and detail on the cyclists.
- Most of the volunteers have an intense and varied
history of physical and sporting activities, including: SCUBA,
surfing, rugby, tennis, triathalons, cycling, softball, and college
- The California AIDS Ride, the 560-mile, 7-day
event the women undertook, runs along the California Coast line
from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California.
- The film's content confronts widely-held social
beliefs about weight and health, athleticism, success, and physical
achievement. The women documented not only accepted
the challenge to ride from 61 to 103 miles per day, for seven
consecutive days; they accepted the challenge of putting on biking
shorts and training, preparing for the ride to jeers and shouts and insults from passersby. By taking risks so many women don't take,
they also found courage and support and friendship, often in
the most unexpected places.
- The Ride crew followed the riders over the eight-day
event, from pre-registration to closing ceremonies, and interviewed
other riders, crew and event staff.
- The team includes: Lisa Bevis, camera operator/cinematographer; Gary Rainer, camera operator; Manuel Nunez, camera assistant; Jeff McElroy, sound; Rena Heinrich, unit production manager; Belkis Cortez, production
assistant/driver; Maria Maso, production assistant; Rick Logsdon, graphic designer.
Contact the producer
for information about existing coverage (national magazines, television,
local papersand television news programs).