OUTLIER Film _Final_Badge

Two women face down the biggest of enemies in the mountains—themselves—as they discover who they are (and who they want to be) on a rugged backcountry ski trip to southeast Utah.

OUTLIER: Trust is a perilous journey into the unknown. This film takes us into the remote mountains of southeastern Utah as much as on the deeply personal journey of self-exploration of two women traveling through them.

A film for everyone who’s felt caught in-between, this is a story of the multiplicity of our identities—and the way the land helps us uncovers each version of self.

As skier Lani Bruntz and snowboarder Dani Reyes-Acosta navigate the backcountry, they learn that mountain conditions often reflect their own lived experiences: from joy and escapism to frustration and sorrow, this is a story about people and place, identity, and community. This is a story about becoming.

Presented by

Protect Our Winters POW Logo Grant Winner OUTLIER Trust

In association with

Salomon LOGO-no TTP-White

With support from

Anon Optics Logo White OUTLIER Sponsor
Our Heritage Our Planet Film Festival Logo

an Afuera Productions film, in association with well travelled collective presents
"outlier, trust"
directed by faith e briggs, dani reyes-acosta
produced by sarah lee steele edited by ida joglar
director of photography sophie danison cinematography leslie hittmeier
drone corey robinson
additional cinematography corey robinson, jesse levine, isaiah branch-boyle, chris benson
with splitboarder Dani Reyes-Acosta and skier Lani Bruntz
featuring music from y la bamba executive producer dani reyes-acosta


Backcountry women exploring identity and the mountains