A new independent film, Unbridled, is set to debut Saturday August 26th in Los Angeles, Calif. The full-featured movie is based on real-life stories of troubled teen girls who learn to trust again by forming relationships with rescued horses.
The move was directed by John David Ware and is starring Tea McKay, Eric Roberts, and TC Stallings. Alongside the human stars are the horses, which were trained by Lindsey Partridge of Harmony Horsemanship, a natural horsemanship center in Canada. Unbridled is a heartfelt project designed to bring awareness to human trafficking and healing through equine programs.
Unbridled showcases the healing power of horses.
The film is based on true stories from Corral Riding Academy, a program in Raleigh, NC, where the film was shot. Corral uses the amazing healing power of horses and animal-assisted therapy for girls who have been victims of sex trafficking, abuse, neglect or are otherwise “at-risk”.
Unbridled focuses on redemption and healing; it shows a great victory in the battle. At its heart, Unbridled is a girl-and-her-horse-film with a girl that powerfully overcomes great difficulties.
From the description of the film at unbridledmovie.com:
Sarah is a 16-year-old girl who is abused, emotionally abandoned and written off as just another hopeless causality of this world. Her mother’s boyfriend, Roger, secretly involves Sarah in a sex traffic ring, and her mother, Karen, unsure of what to do, is afraid to stand up for her. Sarah thinks she is beyond redemption and unworthy of love and is sent away from the house that defined her horrors to a place where she is not the only victim, or the only one fighting to get her life back, a ranch called Unbridled.
Unbridled depicts an upper-middle class family struggling against the unmentionable corruption at the heart of the problem. The setting brings it closer to home for those who could donate and raise awareness to more effectively combat the issue.
“I would like for you to come to the film and see what synergy we can devise to call attention to this problem,” said John David Ware, Director of Unbridled.
The star of the movie, Dreamer, is an amazing real-life champion horse. Dreamer plays a central role throughout the story and performs several amazing feats. Dreamer’s trainer, the real-life celebrity Lindsey Partridge, also appears in the movie. She is a Natural Horsemanship Freestyle Champion and the founder of Harmony Horsemanship. Lindsey and her two most famous horses traveled all the way from Ontario to North Carolina in order to be part of this movie.
To find out how you can host a screening of Unbridled as a fundraiser for your local equine organizations, visit unbridledmovie.com.
Help spread the word! Let’s pack the house! Make a difference today. Help therapeutic riding, kids and rescue horses by seeing a horse movie.
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168 Film – More Than an International Film Competition
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