Goal: Develop, fund and produce the story
"Horses" as a full-length theatrical feature film release.
Overview: A beautiful and exciting portrait of a racing
horse and a story of a young girl that will entertain and thrill movie goers.
The film will showcases the American Standardbred horse and expose to the
public to the harness racing industry.
"Horses" will give
the movie public a view of the history and
the sport and educate them on the beauty and behind the scenes working
reality of harness racing. From the big name tracks across America to racing at county fairs and horse farms,
this film will highlight the Standardbred in a way that has never been
Why Trotters and Pacers? There has not been a film with a
backdrop of harness racing in
over 25 years. The movie public has
"been to the races" many times. Most are familiar
with images of jockeys on the back of a Thoroughbred.
Recent hit films of this genre hit are "Seabiscuit" and "Dreamer - Inspired by
a True Story"
Notable Horse Movies
The viewer has seen the flat tracks at Belmont Raceway in New York,
Churchill Downs in Lexington, KY, Santa Anita in California and others on TV
and the big screen. They know about the big
races, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and the glory of
a winner of the Triple Crown.
Too few Americans have been to the
Harness racing is much
more then a buggy or chariot race. It is a sport with a rich history
appreciated by the few people who are horse owners, trainers and jockeys. And now America will be exposed to
the sport and the Standardbred horse
in a way not seen in a generation.
Why Now? The American family moviegoer wants more then
slapstick youth comedies, horror or slasher films and heavy drama. The
time has always been right for a family oriented horse film that offers the
right amount of real drama, suspense and visual excitement and one they can identify
with its main characters.
It is a fact that movies with horses, young girls and young men have
always been an American favorite.