Congratulations! We have met our funding goal
That means we are in full swing, moving forward!
Editing can now begin and we already are filming support footage for the story.
You might ask, what happens for the backers who are late getting to the party and want to join us in the week? Yes! everyone is welcome, let’s keep this rolling to the very end.
Any further funds that get donated allow us to invest in filming the Mustangs in the wild. That is really where this journey started and the better we can illustrate that, the more completely we can tell this amazing story.
Thank you for all your support so far and going forward!
Why is this film important?
This all started with a question. A question I found burning inside of me for an answer. What if horses were given a choice? Would they let us ride them? Without force or tools to control, and without bribes to lure them?
Could I start with a wild horse, free and unfettered, develop a language with her, build a system of communication and convince her to let me ride, voluntarily?
Could this wild horse and I connect in a way so magnetic, beautiful and irresistible that force, tools and bribes were proven unnecessary?
Could this be done within a time limit? One year, start to finish, would this wild horse be won over and let me ride her? I didn’t know if it could be done, And I certainly didn’t know if it could be done within a year. Could I really leave behind all my tools and preconceived notions and do something that was completely new to me?
This was a process that begged to be documented. And so, with the help of some amazing friends, I dove headlong into the project, followed by videographers, and photographers who helped me record it all.
This film is the journey of one wild mustang off the range, Myrnah, a horse with her own mind, strength and sense of independence. One trainer, no tools, just body language. The ups and downs, the trials and frustrations, and the beauty and persevering truths connection brings in its wake.
This story begs to be told, and this film longs to be completed. My fingers entangled in mane, wind in our hair, and the sand flying behind us……
What Stage of Production?
The year of training Myrnah and I completed together was a success even I was surprised by. The story is written, and the photographs cataloged, the year’s worth of footage shot and ready to go into editing. Now we need your help to fund the final processes and bring this film to completion. I believe this is the beginning of a new awareness around horses and a world where force and manipulation are replaced with collaboration. Help us bring these ideas to light.
Producer: Elsa Sinclair
Written by: Elsa Sinclair and Robert Lally
Principal Photography: Margaret Longley, Zak Everley, John Lally, Arista Gates
Still Photography: Cameron Sinclair, John Sinclair, Arista Gates, Karen Wegehenkel
Film Score: TBD
Post-Production Supervisor: Kevin Smith
Risks and challenges
The most challenging part of our process I believe is behind us. From the beginnings of choosing just one mustang among so many who could come home with me to start a new life. To the 11 hour ride in the trailer from the arid reaches of Southern Oregon to the lush green of San Juan Island where this project would take shape. Through the rough beginnings for Myrnah and I , discovering who we were and who we would become together, and the evolution of story and documentation of the process.
We've survived and we're here to move the mission forward. With your help in the final stages of editing, we can do it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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