Yeti Farm Creative gives the green light to Kick Flip, a 10 part documentary mini-series surrounding women in skateboarding. Season one airs this fall. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan-born documentary series airs this Fall

A new documentary mini-series, aimed at a young audience, follows high-profile female skateboarders

A new 10 part documentary mini-series aimed at a young audience follows high-profile female athletes and influences in skateboarding.

Given the green light by Yeti Farm Creative (Yeti) of Kelowna, the first season of Kick Flip will air this fall on Yeti’s YouTube channel and mahfia.tv — a website promoting women’s action sports.

“It is a pivotal moment for us to weave their incredibly inspiring real-life stories into the fabric of this franchise to give it deep meaning and to encourage more kids to continue to blaze a trail in the pursuit of their dreams,” said Ashley Ramsay, co-founder of Yeti and executive producer of the mini-series.

Targeted at an audience between the ages of nine and 12, the first season is comprised of five episodes, featuring professional skateboarders Lacey Baker, Nora Vasconcellos, Samarria Brevard, Cara-Beth Burnside, and 12-year-old up-and-comer Brighton Zeuner.

The series blends athlete interviews with animation, inspired by a companion animated series currently in development at Yeti.

The second season will air in early 2018, with featured athletes announced this summer. Yeti will independently finance and produce the series.

“We noticed a trend of women in skateboarding, (and) we wanted to tell that story,” said Ramsay.

Yeti has partnered with the Women’s Skateboarding Alliance, Freeride Entertainment, and writer Joel Muzzy for the mini-series.

“At the heart of it, we felt it was a cool trend with a great message to chase your dream.”