Finally, a documentary about synchronized skating...
Synchro explores the little known sport of synchronized skating that has big dreams of Olympic inclusion. Created in the 1950s by a father who saw the need for team sports for his daughters, synchronized skating has grown steadily yet remains mostly on the fringe. Still there is a dedicated following of determined girls and women who carry the banner, from a young skater on the hunt for the elusive national championship to a 65-year-old who isn’t quite ready to retire her skates.
We're currently in production thanks to the support of our IndieGoGo campaign backers. Since last March, we have covered a lot of ground and visited with many people and teams who are a part of the amazing synchro community.
Angela Pinaglia has produced and worked on various fiction and documentary films and currently teaches at Kutztown University. She is the producer/writer for Riding Wild, a Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund film, about a BMX-lifer who dreams big and builds an illegal bike park on a patch of forgotten woods in Baltimore City. Her animated film The Holy Re-Write has screened at festivals including the River Town Film Festival. She was the co-Director of Photography for Disconnect, a short experimental narrative film that was an official selection at the Richmond International Film Festival in 2015 and her work on a short documentary about DC artist Lila Oliver Asher aired on WETA PBS, Arts #208. Angela has also taught as an adjunct professor at American University. Before diving into film, she worked in education in her hometown of Miami.
Nicole Davies is the founder and CEO of Get It Called, the source for synchronized skating news. Davies represented Team USA at the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Sweden as a member of the Crystallettes, and at the 2007 Junior World Challenge Cup as a member of the Colonials. Throughout her competitive career she represented Team USA in half a dozen international competitions earning two international medals. Currently, she coaches and competes for DC EDGE in addition to working as a communications professional in Washington, D.C. Davies graduated from American University with a master’s degree in Media Entrepreneurship and a bachelor’s degree in public communication and Spanish.