Zoya Lynch | Canada | 2020 | 14 mins


Motherload Synopsis

It is often said that the hardest part of any adventure is getting out the door. Planning and packing are tedious and time consuming. But the moment you cross over the threshold into the great outdoors, everything seems to just fall into place… Said no parent ever. Follow professional skiers and mothers, Tessa Treadway and Izzy Lynch, as they carry the the load of loss, life changing events, and the love of their children into the mountains where they find fleeting moments of peace, growth and healing.

About Motherload Filmmaker

Zoya Lynch is an award-winning photographer & filmmaker based in Revelstoke BC. She has earned recognition for her work with commercial contracts and featured photos in several reputable publications in the action-sports and travel industries. Photography and filmmaking allows Zoya to translate her deep reverence for the natural world through a tapestry of light-filled moments. She is constantly seeking to combine the wilderness and stories of human connection, achievement and wonder.

Zoya studied Documentary Film Production at Langara College, which has lead her to work on several film projects. Most recently, she directed and edited a 10 minute film titled “Kindred”, which was an official selection at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2018. Zoya loves all aspects of film and still photography, from the summit shot to the quiet moments in-between. She finds balance through artfully capturing wedding, family and lifestyle photography that brims with authenticity and imagination.

Her list of photography awards include: 2013 Out of Bounds Photography Exhibit – 1st Place; 2014 Deep Winter Photo Challenge – 1st Place; 2014 Hot Lapse Photo Showdown – 3rd Place 2016; Deep Winter Photo Challenge – 3rd Place; and 2017 Jackson Hole Exposed – 3rd Place Featured.

She has also published in The Globe & Mail, National Geographic Adventure, The Ski Journal, Sidetracked Magazine, Powder, Ski Canada Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Mountain Life, Aka Skidor, Freeskier Magazine, Forecast Magazine, and Lucia Journal.

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“We wanted to showcase the strength of women and how a connection to the natural world can help us expand, heal and grow.” – Izzy Lynch, Producer and Writer of Motherload


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