|Buck Brannaman photo by Emily Knight, courtesy Sundance.org|
Among the hundreds of entries showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, one will stand out to horse lovers. Buck, a documentary about renowned horse trainer and clinician Buck Brannaman, earned recognition at the festival with the U.S. Documentary Competition Audience Award.
The film’s director, Cindy Meehl is a horse owner with a background in fashion and art. Buck is her first documentary film.
A wider theatrical release may be on the horizon as Sundance Selects has acquired the North American rights to the film.
The Sundance Film Festival, held each January in Park City, Utah, is the largest independent film showcase in the United States. Being selected for Sundance is one of the highest honors for up-and-coming independent filmmakers. Many films from outside Hollywood’s mainstream have been discovered and gone on to box office success after being showcased at Sundance.