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Chick Flick Interview

Natalie Wade was kind enough to share some information about her highly anticipated all female BMX video project. The first, online Chick Flick interview.

What is Chick Flick? Chick Flick is the first all-female BMX film. It features four female riders, from across the country, all with different riding styles.

What video equipment will be used in the process of making the video, hardware and software wise? Most of the film is being recorded with the Panasonic GH1 and the i Phone 4 (with the Owle Bubo attachment). The software we’re using is Final Cut Pro.

Where do you hope girls in BMX will head next, as this is already a huge stepping stone, having an all girls BMX video? I hope that this puts female riding in the spotlight long enough to inspire other females to enter the sport. If this helps future lady riders get into more contests then my mission is accomplished.

We saw the preview, but when can we get our hands on the DVD? I don’t have a release date set yet, but it won’t be too long in the future!

During the journey of putting together this video, did something memorable happen, such as trick that someone finally got after 100 attempts? Absolutely. For me personally, I was doing a trick up a ledge and it seriously took me a little over two hours of trying it. It was our last day of filming at this spot and I did not want to leave without getting the clip. It was so stinking hot and I was so exhausted that I took a five-minute catnap. I was so frustrated but still motivated and wanted to get it so badly. Morgan encouraged me by letting me know that he and his friends go through the same exact thing when they film, which made me feel a whole lot better about myself! When I finally pulled the trick I screamed. It felt SO good knowing that I got the clip I wanted!



Did you have any influences or inspirations during the production of the video?

Every time I see other girls riding, or watch old BMX videos it motivates me even more to complete this film. I hope that this is only the first of many female BMX videos.

You currently have ESPN, Fuel TV and Women Talk Sports covering your project; some would say you pretty much made it for getting the word out there. Do you feel that way?

If not, what would you like to happen to get that "made it" feeling? I definitely don’t think I am solely responsible for getting the word out. Ladies like Nina Buitrago, Angie Marino and a bunch others have been working so hard to get females included into events like the BMX Masters, X Games, and other gals, like yourself, have been putting female news online on sites like Magnolia, Women of Freestyle, and GRO. I suppose the “made it” feeling would come to me after seeing the female side of the sport grow and seeing bigger sponsorships for women riders.

Do you need any sponsors for your project, if so how can someone get in touch with you?

Yes, I would love to have anyone who believes in this project helping me with the production of this video. If you are interested please contact me initially via Twitter Direct Message.

Thank you to Natalie and the rest of the Chick Flick crew for allowing us to take a closer look at your project. If you have any questions, send them to magnolia@magnoliabmx.org and we will do a followup interview!

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