Private Project

Stoke Chasers

Stoke Chasers follows the story of a group of bold, young women who are breaking out the mold to start a new kind of movement.
Facing generations of stigma, these Stoke Chasers must overcome the social and mental barriers to pursue their burning aspirations.
By leaving fear behind and building a tribe, these young women discover something profound and exciting about life.

  • Jo Anna Edmison
  • Respect the Funk
  • SLOMotion Film
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Tallman
    Key Cast
  • Summer Richley
    Key Cast
  • Nydia Gonzoles
    Key Cast
  • Julia Schwebel
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Viggiano
    Key Cast
  • Madison Brooks
    Key Cast
  • Emma Ayotte
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Mountainfilm Film Festival
    United States
    May 15, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jo Anna Edmison

Jo Anna Edmison is a filmmaker and photographer from the South Bay of southern California. She experiments heavily with analog practices within her art and is constantly inspired by the beach culture that surrounds her. While studying Art and Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Edmison was able to continue her love for capturing the timeless essence of what it means to be surrounded by California culture. Currently, she is working on projects that all revolve around film as well as music. She is the video director of Cal Poly radio, the manager of a funk and soul band, and a freelance photographer for various companies. Edmison is also passionate about breaking gender barriers within these fields and portrays this throughout many pieces she has created.

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Director Statement

California culture has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up as a Southern California native, I was exposed to these ways at a very young age. The purity and timelessness nature of surfing and skating imbeds an entire movement of unique people and intrigues me almost more than anything else. Being a woman within this culture has always been an interesting role, especially when documenting mostly men without much choice. As a young teen I began telling the stories of these men with 35mm film, without much encouragement to get on a board myself. I want to capture and shed light on what it means to be a woman within this culture.