is a true account of Jenny and her 4 friends who accept a challenge to go
to Sumela – an ancient monastery built in AD386. It clings precariously to
a vertical rock face with a terrifying sheer drop of 1,280 metres and is
located deep in the Pontic mountains of Turkey.
Jenny has been struggling to get over the unexpected and sudden loss of her
father. Her friends are worried about her welfare and state of mind. Her
depression has already led to her losing her job and as a result she gives
up her home to go live in her van and skate professionally full-time. In
order to seek solace and distraction, she plans and dreams of an
adventurous skateboard expedition with her friends.
Upon meeting Marchella, the expedition becomes a reality and the girls make
it their mission to go to Sumela, with the hope that Jenny finds closure
and they can become the first ever Downhill Skateboarders to skate from
Sumela. However, shortly before their departure, Jenny meets with another
major unexpected calamity.
International Downhill Federation racer Jenny was born in Boston, USA but
grew up in the mountains of Bavaria. Jenny is a downhill skater, artist,
designer and adventurer. She travels a lot, absorbs her environment and
uses the world as her creative outlet. She recently left London because it
got too flat and instead lives in her van, chasing the sun and the
mountains. Aside from the obvious thrill and adrenaline, she feels lucky to
be part of the skateboarding community - seeing people at events and
absorbing the crazy atmosphere and the feeling of "no limits".
Salamandra was born in Colombia and qualified in university as a mechanical
engineer. Learning to skate at 22 years old, she forms part of a nomadic
tribe of millennials that prefer to always be on the move. Albeit
Salamandra has suffered multiple injuries during her travels, the freedom
to skate and the rush of adrenaline has helped her find focus and peace
from troubled times. She always takes good care of her fellow skate women
and would bind everyone’s wounds up and put a smile on all faces.
SpaceyBee moved from the rather flat Belgium to Austria to feed her passion
for Downhill Skateboarding. Light and breezy, Bee is the acrobatic member
of the Woolf Women crew and will most likely be the risk taker that the
girls will have to watch over. She is a player and will whip out her
slackfline or find a funny game to play at any boring moments. Her love for
skateboarding has led her to promote the sport through sponsorship
programmes and advertising
QueenApex is a sports teacher from the Netherlands and is known as the girl
with a cute accent. Full of energy and a desire to conquer the world, Queen
Apex spends most of her time travelling the world and competing as a pro
skateboarder. Apex is looking forward to the Woolf Women expedition and due
to her experience will play a crucial part in testing out the risk and
safety hazards during the expedition. She is always smiling and manages to
cheer up Jenny and the gang when there are edgy moments. She knows how to
play safe and still be wild and free.
Pixie is an Austrian travelling the world. Being an ardent Buddhist, Anna
is a believer of fate and destiny, having had a near fatal accident which
included puncturing her lungs. She finds peace and healing in the nature
and would climb a mountain like a jumping mountain goat. She is also a
highly skilled street skater and said to be one of the best at toe sliding.
Anna hears the calling of wolves and believes that Woolf Women will help
other women embrace the sport without fear.