100 for 19

The women of Project 19 are training to complete a 100 way head down women's skydiving world record to commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. This short outlines the project and follows two women training for it. One who battles terminal brain cancer and another who recovered from serious skydiving injuries.

  • Gen Montreuil
    Director
  • Gen Montreuil
    Writer
  • Gen Montreuil
    Producer
  • Emily Quinn
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Erika Lopez
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Chazi Blacksher
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Sara Curtis
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Sean Kagalis
    Music
  • Gen Montreuil
    Freefall Videographer
  • Seth Logan
    Freefall Videographer
  • John Irish blackbern
    Freefall Videographer
  • Chazi Blacksher
    Freefall Videographer
  • Emily Quinn
    Freefall Videographer
  • Norman Kent
    Freefall Videographer
  • Steve Curtis
    Freefall Videographer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sports, Skydiving, Women in Skydiving, Women in Sports, World Record Skydiving
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    Scottsdale
    United States
    December 10, 2019
    Only 4 minutes of the complete documentary were shown at this event.
  • Skydive Arizona
    Eloy, AZ
    United States
    January 25, 2020
    Private showing
  • Reel Cinema Fest Official Selection
    Chicago,IL
    United States
    April 26, 2020
    World Premier
Director Biography - Gen Montreuil

Born Jennifer Montreuil, Gen, (changed to reflect her philosophy as a Taoist), in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada. Gen has been working creatively since childhood. Always fascinated with the human form, her first outlet for her creativity was in the field of hair and makeup. She gained a reputation as a talented and creative hair stylist, which eventually took her to America’s Film Industry Oscar Ceremonies.

She is a multi-disciplinary artist who produces ethnographic images, 3D virtual installations, and video focusing on skydiving, and the culture within the sport. Much of her work discusses the validity of skydiving as an actual sport, as well as highlighting the challenges, often from a women’s perspective.

Gen completed an Honors Associates Degree from Central Arizona College in Fine and Studio Arts and a Double Major Baccalaureate in Fine Arts with Honors at Arizona State University majoring in Intermedia Arts and Painting.
She now resides in Eloy, Arizona at Skydive Arizona with her dog Sadie. She works part- time as a skydiving videographer and continues to do hair in Casa Grande.

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Director Statement

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who produces ethnographic images, 3D virtual installations, and video focusing on skydiving, and the culture within the sport. Much of my work discusses the validity of skydiving as an actual sport, as well as highlighting the challenges, often from a woman’s perspective.
This piece is about two women training for a world record skydive that was to be attempted in July 2020 to commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Women’s Right to Vote. The record jump has now been rescheduled for fall of 2022. I am presenting past struggles and triumphs that have lead them to this goal. Time will tell if Erika and Emily achieve their goal of being on this commemorative world record.