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.
an Afuera Productions film, in association with well travelled collective presents
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