Stills and behind the scenes filming the teaser for Boundless summer, 2018, in Los Angeles, Wisconsin and Guelph, ON
Boundless short film shoot stills and behind the scenes
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S.H.E (Shine, Heal, Elevate) Lifts Off Films is a production company with a focus on creating and sharing women-driven content, both fiction and non-fiction.
Its current production is the Boundless project as a dramatic short film that shares the untold true story of the women pilots of WWII. Boundless is also currently in development as a miniseries.
The Women Air Force Service Pilots flew a combined 60 million miles and ferried every type of military aircraft manufactured in North America between1942-1944. Despite all that the women pilots accomplished and contributed during the war, they were abruptly disbanded without military status and had to pay their own way home. Out of 1078 women in the program, 38 lives were lost and in some cases, the women’s planes were sabotaged.
Thirty-three years later, when the records were released, they were finally recognized as a part of the military and in 2009 they were awarded a congressional medal of honour.
This story illuminates an important part of our history of which many people are unaware. In 2019, globally, only 6 percent of all pilots are women.
I have been researching and writing about the history of women in aviation - specifically the veteran women pilots of WWII - for the past 10 years. I was originally inspired by my grandmother, who learned to fly out of Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario when it was just a grass strip. My grandmother was a member of the Canadian Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots originally founded in 1929 by Amelia Earhart. The Ninety-Nines remain active today in 66 countries around the world, and I myself am a student pilot member of the organization, currently in Coachella Valley.