Brainstormin’ Productions Produces Videos of Inspirational Women; Part of espnW’s Journeys and Victories Series

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Brainstormin’ Productions, led by ESPN anchor, Hannah Storm, is collaborating with espnW, ESPN's first business dedicated to serving female athletes and fans, to produce a series of video stories highlighting inspirational women as part of Journeys and Victories.

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"Many women use sports to challenge themselves, achieve personal goals or overcome obstacles, and along the way they inspire and motivate others."

Brainstormin’ Productions, led by ESPN anchor, Hannah Storm, is collaborating with espnW, ESPN's first business dedicated to serving female athletes and fans, to produce a series of video stories highlighting inspirational women as part of Journeys and Victories. This original digital series is designed to inspire a new generation of active women who love sports with stories that motivate and inspire them to commit to their goals.

“Many women use sports to challenge themselves, achieve personal goals or overcome obstacles, and along the way they inspire and motivate others,” said Hannah Storm, executive producer, Journeys and Victories and president, Brainstormin’ Productions. “We are so excited to be part of this series and tell the stories of how these inspirational women are doing extraordinary things through sport.”

Brainstormin’ Productions is producing twenty-four video vignettes for the series. Twelve videos will align with Journeys and highlight the empowered woman: fearless; overcoming obstacles; and always challenging the status quo. The remaining twelve stories will align with Victories and highlight the remarkable accomplishments, moments of fulfillment, and athletic triumph not only for the woman, but also for others.

Recent videos include:

Iraq Vet Takes on Mount Kilimanjaro – the story of Iraqi Marine Vet, Nancy Schiliro, who didn’t let losing an eye during a mortar attack stop her from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the Wounded Warriors Project. This story will also air on the Friday, November 11, 2011 edition of ESPN SportsCenter in honor of Veteran's Day.
A Fighting Spirit – the story of Maureen “Moe” Shea, the “face of boxing in New York,” and how she turned to boxing as an emotional outlet as well as a way to protect herself after an abusive relationship while in her teens.
Just for Kicks – the story of Danielle Resha, the first female to ever play for the Boston Ravens, the oldest semi-professional football league in the country.
Iron Will – the story of cancer survivor, Maureen McGowen, and how her resolve to beat the disease introduced her to the world of triathlons.
Marking Memories by the Mile – the story of Cecelia Kauth and her friends, and their 12-week bike tour across the country from Portland, Oregon to New York City to honor her father who was killed in the 9/11 attacks

To view these videos and the entire Journeys and Victories series please go to the espnW website and click on Journeys and Victories. Look for upcoming stories from other inspirational women in the fields of basketball, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, and more in the coming weeks.

About Brainstormin' Productions

Brainstormin’ Productions, created in 2008 by ESPN anchor, Hannah Storm, provides television and film production, and original web content. In 2009 Storm was executive producer for HERstory, a special documentary that commemorated Women’s History Month. In 2010, Storm produced the critically acclaimed documentary, “Unmatched,” chronicling the rivalry between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for ESPN’s Peabody Award-winning “30 for 30” film series. For her work she received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction. Storm’s directorial debut came in 2011 for “Moving the Goal,” the story of Kelly Smith, England’s premier women’s soccer star and her previously untold story of her battle with alcoholism. The film was part of espnW's "HERoics," a series of six documentaries by filmmakers around the world, as part of ESPN's unprecedented coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Brainstormin’ Productions’ clients include: ESPN Films, espnW, the PGA Tour, Verizon Wireless, Vizio, Hoover, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline and USA Swimming. For more information, please visit http://www.brainstorminproductions.com.

About espnW
espnW’s mission is to connect women with the sports they love and follow. The site provides an engaging environment where women are an integral part of the sports conversation, share their perspective on women’s and men’s sports and find the motivation and support for their athletic goals and interests. Founded in July 2009, espnW, [espnw.com], is an emerging business that consists primarily of a digital product suite including pc web, mobile web and social media. Founding partners Nike, Gatorade and P& G provide content to espnW.com. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice of espnW.

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