Osprey Sponsors MoveShake Film Series

Osprey Packs has announced its sponsorship of MoveShake, a new film series that focuses on individual “movers and shakers” of environmental and social change.

Cortez, CO – June 6, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs, has announced its sponsorship of MoveShake, a new film series that focuses on individual “movers and shakers” of environmental and social change.

Presented by Osprey, along with Horny Toad and Clif Bar, these films explore the lives of several remarkable people who are following their passion to create positive change in the world, and chronicle the personal struggles and successes that come with their journey. 

“This moving series shines a light on some extraordinary people who are truly making a difference in the world,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “Osprey is proud to sponsor MoveShake and help raise awareness of their causes. We know the films will inspire everyone who watches them.”

The series will launch on Thursday, June 7, at 7 PM MDT, with the online screening of the first two films at www.moveshake.org. The films will be followed by a live chat with MoveShake director Allie Bombach and two of the series' featured activists: Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain, and ocean activist Wallace J. Nichols.

The first MoveShake film features Shannon Galpin. A rape survivor and mother, she realized she couldnʼt just stand on the sidelines when it came to standing up for human rights. Working in Afghanistan, Shannon shares her story of connecting communities on both sides of the equation. Determined to combat apathy, Shannon uses her drive and passion to successfully create positive change for an issue that many assume is hopeless. A preview of the film is available at www.moveshake.org.

The June 7 series launch will also feature the story of Julio Solis. Julio is a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio poached of sea turtles until a life-changing mentor, Wallace J Nichols, shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean. Julio is now working to protect the sea turtles by running a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Magdalena Bayʼs natural resources. His story is one of perseverance and personal growth as he works to change the tide for the future of his community. This film originally premiered at the MountainFilm Festival in May 2012.

Osprey Packs
Independent since 1974 and anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.

The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains on the edge of desert canyon country, provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. Osprey also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2009, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.

To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2009, Osprey launched the All Mighty Guarantee, an enhancement of a lifetime warranty that was already one of the most robust in the industry. Free of charge, the company will repair any damage or defect in its product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. Every Osprey product reflects the company's commitment to protect the wild places its customers love to explore. For more information, visit www.ospreypacks.com.