This project's funding goal was not reached on May 11, 2013.
About this project
Horse Medicine explores the mythological place of higher consciousness that exists between horse, human and the natural environment. Horse Medicine is an inspirational documentary film to reconnect our hearts and souls with the Horse Nation and Mother Earth.
See Our Latest Trailer for Horse Medicine: https://vimeo.com/64547546
Hi I'm James Anaquad Kleinert, International Award Winning Director www.theamericanwildhorse.com; I've been shooting the upcoming documentary film Horse Medicine for over ten years in the stunning American West. We've assembled a marvelous film collection of aesthetic horse and rider footage, including interviews with gifted and inventive equestrians, Hollywood stars, horse enthusiasts, Cowboys ‘n Indians and authentic horse people along with select scenes from one of the most dynamic contemporary wild horse film archives, originally from our popular documentary film Wild Horses & Renegades. Wild Horses & Renegades became one of the Documentary Channel’s most popular films in 2012 reaching approximately 30 million American households. This film is credited with leading the way to help save America's wild horses. Wild Horses & Renegades was listed by Blog Critics as one of the top ten overlooks gems of 2011, Blogcritics.org
NOW: Editing and Post Production Our game plan is to edit this awesome library of footage for Horse Medicine into one feature length documentary film. This documentary will become the flag ship for an anticipated six-part series. 75% of the feature film is in the can! We have an amazing cast complementing the breathtaking cinematography! In the weeks ahead, we will be doing a final wrap and begin an intensive and costly post-production process.
Director’s note: "After touring with our award winning film Wild Horses & Renegades it became apparent there is a need for a spectacular documentary film celebrating the human/horse relationship; a film that inspires us to create that authentic heart-felt bond with majestic, sentient beings. Horses have an unusual ability to help us slow down, connect and find inner peace. I truly believe that this beautiful documentary film will empower humans in their daily lives and in doing so, motivate us to make stronger connections with each other and Mother Earth.” Horse Medicine, an important experiential film, will raise awareness of equine programs, educational causes and contemporary environmental issues all culminating to connect us to a ground state of earth wisdom.
Cinematographer James Anaquad has spent these ten years shooting the project with no compensation. Much of the talent has donated their time with the hopes of being paid. The final filming and post-production process ahead will be daunting and costly. With enough support, together, we can bring this beautiful and powerful documentary film into fruition and inspire millions of people.
CAST: Raoul Trujillo Apache/Actor/Artist, Peter Coyote Horseman/Actor, Tokala Clifford Black Elk Lakota/Oral History Expert, Sheryl Crow Horse Advocate/Recording Artist, Willie Nelson Horse Advocate/Recording Artist, Rouliff Annon Horseman/Professional Horse Trainer, Michael Horse Yacqui/Zuni Pueblo/Activist/Artist, Ann Rapp Professional Wrangler, Emily Rapp Professional Wrangler/Horse Trainer , Tony Stromberg Professional Equine Photographer, Adam Joaquin Gonzalez Horseman/Actor, Viggo Mortensen Horsemen/Actor, Scott Momaday Pulitzer Prize Winning Autthor , Jill Momaday Actress, Linda Kohanov Epona Equestrian Services, Gordon Montana Vietnam Veteran/Wild Horse Owner, Kathy Pike Equine Experential Learning & Coaching, Dr. James Overall Director of Veterans Health Care Horse Therapy Program , Mel Lone Hill Youth Riding Program/Pine Ridge, Monty Roberts Equine Expert, Michael Blake Author Dances With Wolves, Kelly LeBrock Actress/Activist, Cynthai Royal with Lord of The Rings Shadowfax star horse Blanco, Saginaw Grant American Indian/Lone Ranger, The Spirit Riders and Robert Mirabal Recording Artist, Lauren Monroe singer song writer, Rick Allen, Preston Pope, Sheri Pedigo, Gigi Love, Craig Sutter and more to be announced.
Our Kickstarter gift rewards are enticing and include an opportunity to experience one of the most incredible horseback riding experiences of your life!
Horse Medicine invites you to join us as we listen to the stories, legends and profound experiences shared by equestrians, cowboys, Indians, contemporary horse cultures and indigenous cultures from around the world whose lives have been transformed by this amazing animal.
Born with a wildness of spirit that has transcended time and the ability to epitomize the essence of “freedom” is one creature: The Horse.
We will be pulling from our amazing archive of footage from Spirit Riders, an international award winning film series that James Anaquad Kleinert produced. Spirit Riders leads the audience on a profound journey inside a culture and a movement offering ancient traditional visions of peace to a troubled modern world. Awarded Best Western Documentary film Durango Film Festival 2004, Award of Distinction Indian Summer Film & Video Image Awards 2005, Zion Independent Film Festival Judges Award "Best Documentary Film". Windsong Film Festival "Best Film Of The Year" 2005.
To View Trailer of Spirit Riders visit: https://vimeo.com/62556131
We will be pulling footage from our amazing archive of Wild Horses & Renegades. Awards for Excellence in Investigative Journalism, Cinematography and Music/Sound Editing. ITN Film Festival New York Winner Documentary Audience Award and Best Documentary Feature.
IN SUMMARY: What will the money be used for? My trusty Mac G-5 Tower (that we used to edit Wild Horses & Renegades) is ten years old. It is breaking down. Needless to say, we need to purchase a new Mac Tower. Final-wrap around filming, post-production editing, talent fee’s, color correction, music licensing, final sound mixing and mastering of film as well as back-up of hard drives and office rent require funding. If we go over our goal, wonderful, we will be able to film even more empowering stories and bring the production values higher! We will do a coffee-table book featuring beautiful photos, thoughtful writings and quotes from our cast, our cast and crew will get paid (and really appreciate it).
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge will be going through the massive film library we've shot over this ten year period. Currently we seek an assistant editor and post-production manager to work on this dynamic project! Funding is critical. We need to keep our production team going! Most of the content is in the can! We have a proven record of success! We've produced several award-winning documentary movies start to finish. We’re ready to perform and have manufactured all of the outreach gifts. We just need the financial support to bring Horse Medicine across the finish line!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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