Women You Won't See On TV

An anthemic celebration of the women you won't see on TV: the women who might not go to the Olympics or break any world records, but who enjoy being physically active in their own individual way.

Because girls who are physically active are more likely to succeed. And people are more likely to follow in the footsteps of people who look like them. Featuring a range of ages, bodies and backgrounds, this film embodies a wide spectrum that is often unseen in sport.

  • Bronwyn Davies
    Director, Writer & Editor
  • Mike Goldstein, Luc Doucet
    Executive Producer
  • Stefan Feldmann
    Camera Operator
  • Diana Parry
    1st AC
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Sport, Anthem, documentary, short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • She Summits Film Festival & Tour
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada
    October 17, 2019
    Wold Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lady Wild Film Festival
    Ogden, UT
    United States
    January 11, 2020
    United States Premiere
    Official Selection
  • No Man's Land Film Festival & Tour
    Denver, CO
    United States
    March 6, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Girl Power Film & Media Summit
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    March 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Demakijaż – Women’s Film Festival
    Lublin
    Poland
    October 22, 2020
    European Premiere
    Festival Club Official Selection
  • Matera Sport Film Festival
    Matera
    Italy
    November 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    December 2, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Wasatch Mountain Film Festival
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    United States
    April 5, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Athletic Inspiration Film Festival
    Cleveland, OH
    United States
    April 30, 2021
    Official Selection & Nominee
Director Biography

Bronwyn is a Canadian Director currently working at local Vancouver production company, The Heist.

An advocate for women in film, Bronwyn shows her passion for equal representation and new, unique stories in every project she touches. She sees the gap in content and is dedicated to making films that are female driven and spark active change.

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Director Statement

I started talking about making this film in August 2018. It was spurred on by the opportunity to make a “passion project” through the production company I work for, The Heist. I came up with 5 ideas, pitched them to my co-workers and they asked just one question: which one do you want to make the most. I answered “The women in sport one but I’m too scared to mess it up, it means way too much to me.” And they responded with “well now you have to do it”.

So I was launched into the most terrifying, exhilarating and rewarding experience I’ve had in my career to-date.

This is a piece I wanted to do right the first time, so before starting the creative process I educated myself on all matters surrounding the barriers women face in sport. Mostly I talked to friends, strangers, children, mom's and all kinds of women about their own experiences with sport and being physically active. I asked them when they wanted to quit, what’s preventing them now from participating, when did they feel ashamed, nervous, happy, etc.

This film is an accumulation of all those conversations.

I wanted to make a film where everyone watching it could see a bit of themselves in it. A film that feels like a Nike ad but shows women who would never be asked to star in one. A film that makes you feel nostalgic but also inspired to seize the future.

My sole goal is to create films that make people feel something. I approached this piece wanting to inspire at least one person to start, re-visit, or persevere their athletic goals. If I can do that one thing pat me on the back and give me a medal - my job is done here.