Touching Wild Horses
Director: Eleanor Lindo
English/2002/Colour/89mins (Also available in: Hindi)
After Losing his parents to an accident, Mark goes to live with his Aunt Fiona who stays on tiny island. She lays out four ground rules of their relationship: She is not interested in family, She is not to be called “Aunt”, and she won’t tolerate lies. The island is uninhabited except for a herd of wild ponies, who have lived there for hundreds of years and are completely self – sufficient. The final and most import rule : Never touch the wild horses.
Director’s Biography: Eleanor Lindo
Eleanore made her directorial debut on the television family adventure series, The Littlest Hobo. This was followed by directing episodes of the Emmy-nominated The Ray Bradbury Theatre, an anthology series scripted by the famed science-fiction author, Ray Bradbury, The Road to Avonlea, based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the genie-nominated series The Hidden Room, Catwalk, Matrix, and Nancy Drew. Lindo then went on to direct the series, Little Men, and made her MOW film debut by directing the sci-fi drama, Life in a Day.
Heartland Festival, Indianapolis – Oct 2002
WINNER, Crystal Heart Award, Marco Island Film Festival, Florida – Oct 2002
WINNER, Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature
WINNER, Best Cinematography, Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 17, 2003
Audience Favorite, Fourth Place, Freeze Frame, Winnipeg – April 29 – May 4, 2003