Numerous chats between champion woodchopper Amanda Beams and film-maker Rebecca Thomson led to the former being featured in the Women of the Island documentary series, which screens as part of Ten Days on Island this weekend.
Ms Thomson approached women living in Tasmania to be part of the short film series with a view of telling their stories for a wider audience.
While the conversation with Ms Beams started on woodchopping and sawing, it moved to how she juggles multiple commitments as an elite sports competitor, co-owning Exeter IGA and as a parent.
"We talked about what I do and how I juggle work and family," she said.
"It's quite an honour to be included."
Agreeing to be part of the film series gave Ms Beams an insight into what goes on behind the scenes on a film set.
"I didn't realise how much light can change photos and films."
"I could be standing in the same pose for some time, but it was a lot of fun doing it."
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Women of the Island is a series of short documentaries about interesting and inspiring women who live in Tasmania, Women on the Island film-maker Lara van Raay said.
"The films are funny, serious at times, and designed to reflect back to the audience just how amazing and special the people who live and work here are," she said.
"This is a community event that is designed to share our spirit of who we are in Tasmania and to celebrate the women whose voices we so often don't hear."
Women of the Island's 10 short films screen at 7.30pm on Friday, March 15, at Showground Hall, Exeter, and 7.30pm on Saturday, March 16, at Design Tasmania, Launceston. Tickets $15.
- Ten Days on the Island opens in the North tonight, Thursday, March 14, with children's opera Peter and the Wolf at Albert Hall, Launceston at 4pm and 6pm, tickets $10, tendays.org.au
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