After becoming a household name, thanks to her outstanding performance as Rey in The Force Awakens, actress Daisy Ridley is attempting to takeover all aspects of the film industry. It has been announced that Daisy Ridley has signed on to executively produce the Sundance premiere film, The Eagle Huntress.
Directed by Otto Bell and executive produced by Oscar® nominated Spurlock, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is the spellbinding true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl who is strives to become the first female Eagle Hunter in 2,000 years of male dominated history. Aisholpan is a real life role model on an epic journey to win victory in a faraway land. Under the tutelage and support of her father and her grandfather, she learns all aspects of this ancient tradition, including taming her very own eaglet and training it for the annual Golden Eagle Festival, which involves competing against male Eagle Hunters from all over the country. She even dreams of hunting in the frozen winters to prove that a girl can do anything a boy can, so long as she’s determined.
The film is all about women empowerment and this is what apparently got Ridley really interested in the film. After seeing the film, Ridley felt “obligated to do everything within her power to make sure audiences the world over would have the chance to see this epic story of female empowerment.”
“I was deeply moved by Aisholpan’s story and wanted to be a part of this beautiful film,” said Ridley. “I feel audiences and young girls around the world will be as inspired by her story as I was, and I am so proud to share her journey with the world.”
The Eagle Huntress will make its world premiere this weekend at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.