Horse Movies released in 2013

10 Nov

American Mustang The Movie

Stereoscopic 3D Documentary about the current plight of America’s wild horses.

Film releases fall 2013
American Mustang is an artful blend of epic nature documentary and character-driven narrative. The story of this great American symbol and the contentious struggle behind its very existence is explored as a young girl learns the hard reality of keeping a wild horse through the work of a cowboy.

Plot Outline:
In an artful blend of exquisite nature documentary and character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed in stereoscopic 3D as never before. The wonder in a girl’s eye pulls us into a drama unfolding still on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. The battle lines have long been carved into very the landscape, and the players are deeply entrenched. Yet as the subtle choreography that has evolved over thousands of years begins again before our eyes, it is captivating. The intricate dance between a man and a wild horse presents lessons for us all, including the battle-hardened special interest groups fighting over the place of the American Mustang.

Genre: Documentary

Studio: Just Media

Narration by Daryl Hannah.
Introducing Julia Putnam, Luke Neubert, Jim Neubert, with special appearance by Alison Eastwood

Director: Monty Miranda

Written By: Ellie Phipps Price, Henry Ansbacher

Produced By: Ellie Phipps Price, Henry Ansbacher

Production Executive: Lincoln Forrest Phipps


Facebook Page: American Mustang the Movie 


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Amazing Racer

After the sudden death of her father leaves a teenage girl without a family, she becomes lost in her own anger and sadness. Her family doctor (Daryl Hannah) informs her that her father had a secret, that the mother she never knew (Claire Forlani) was alive and well. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer (Louis Gossett Jr) and discovers that in caring for the horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma. Together they begin to win many races and upset the favorites, owned by an egocentric mogul (Eric Roberts). Through the victories and new friendships she forms, she learns to find her way back to happiness.

Genre: Drama

Studio: Summit Works

Starring: Julianne Michelle, Claire Forlani, Jason Gedrick, Lou Gossett, Jr., Eric Roberts, Stephen Colletti

Director: Frank E Johnson

Written By: Larry Richert and John Mowod, with Linda Morris

Screenplay By: Larry Richert and John Mowod, with Linda Morris

Produced By: Stewart Rahr, Joseph Di Palma

Contact Info: Website

Facebook Page: Amazing Racer

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Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

“Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde” is a cinematic adventure that examines the vibrant life of a cowboy, conservationist and award-winning writer, who through extreme perseverance is preserving part of America: 500 wild mustangs now run free on the 12,000-acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. From cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak, and new-found love, this is the self-told tale of a colorful 6’5″ cowboy, sharing both the old West and America’s growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources. “Running Wild” is an inspirational testament for anyone who needs motivation on their own personal journey — and reassurance that each of us can truly make a difference if we try.
Plot Outline:
The inspiring journey of a cowboy who triumphs in his quest to protect wild horses and the American West.
Release Date: October 4, 2013 (U.S. theaters and nationwide video-on-demand/digital platforms)
Genre: Documentary
Awards: Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sarasota Film Festival
Starring: Dayton O. Hyde, Susan Watt
Directed by: Suzanne Mitchell
Contact Info: Website
Facebook Page:Running Wild

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All the Wild Horses

All The Wild Horses is a feature documentary about the Mongol Derby, the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. The film was shot August 2012 in Mongolia.

An adventure documentary unlike any other, ALL THE WILD HORSES tells the story of the Mongol Derby, the longest horse race in the world, across 1000 kilometers (650 miles) of epic Mongolian wilderness over nine days in August 2012.

The longest and toughest horse race in the world — 35 competitors, 650 miles of vast Mongolian wilderness, 9 very tough days in August 2012.

On the morning of August 10, 2012, 35 riders from all over the world started the Mongol Derby, an epic multi-horse race across 1000 km (650 miles) of Mongolia’s remotest steppes and deserts. Armed with not much more than a GPS and sleeping bag, the competitors have to find their own way from horse station to horse station, where they change their horses every 40 km.

A recreation of Chinggis Khaan’s legendary empire-busting postal system, the multi-horse race involves 1000 semi-wild horses that live in large herds most of the year and for the race are organized into a mammoth network of horse stations where the competitors change their horse every 40 kilometers.

The participants are completely on their own in the wild, with no back-up other than for absolute emergencies. Bound by very strict weight limits, they are only allowed to take weather gear, sleeping bag and limited food rations. They stay the nights with local nomads or out in the wild, depending how far away from the nearest encampment they happen to be at the end of the day.

In order to tell an authentic story, the filmmakers took part and rode the whole race, filming from horseback along the way. Most of the competitors and race staff, as well as medics and vets happily agreed to appear on camera in various stages of stress or distress. A few actively helped by filming their own journeys on HD cameras and sharing their footage with the filmmakers.

As the drama unfolds over a few very intense days, more and more competitors fall by the wayside, overcome by injuries, accidents, or the extreme mental and physical pressures they find themselves under.

The warm hospitality and kindness of the nomadic herder families, who are always ready to help with food, vodka, airag and of course the handling of the often very wild and unpredictable horses are just as much part of the story as the camaraderie and friendships amongst the competitors, and their rivalries and weaknesses. The epic beauty of the Mongolian wilderness is at once a seductive backdrop and screen-chewing protagonist. This immense, prehistoric landscape is a harsh reminder that should something go wrong — and go wrong it will — you are on your own.

Genre: Documentary

Studio:  3rd-i Films and Martilo Pictures

Starring:  An international field of very tough and sometimes not tough enough riders who need their heads examined. Repeatedly.

Directed By: Ivo Marloh

Written By: Ivo Marloh

Produced By: Darcia Martin and Ivo Marloh

Contact Info:

Facebook Page: All the Wild Horses 


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