A new horse movie described as a “modern western” written by acclaimed US horse trainer Mark Rashid is to be released later this year.
Out of the Wild is the story of Henry McBride and Jessie King, and a troubled mustang. “It is a story of redemption that gives us a glimpse into ways of looking at horses, and perhaps even ourselves, with new eyes,” the makers say.
As well as Rashid, the team behind the film includes award-winning director and producer Paul Krizan and actor and producer Ben Ashbrook. Henry McBride is played by John Diel, a popular character actor who played Detective Larry Zito in Miami Vice, and Jean Louisa Kelly (Yes Dear, Uncle Buck, Mr. Holland’s Opus) plays Jessie King.
The film is based on the novel Out of the Wild, by Mark Rashid, who also wrote the screenplay. Rashid is an acclaimed horse trainer, clinician, and writer.
The independent movie was shot last September in challenging conditions at the Cowboy Trail Rides in Red Rock Canyon, just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. The team worked through 110°F heat, a six-day work schedule, dust storms and thunderstorms.
Friends of Paul, Ben and Mark flew in from around the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland and beyond, to help out – from horse wranglers and set construction, to costume design and special effects.
“This film making it to the big screen is all due to the incredible amount of heart and soul poured into it by so many. The filmmakers rallied around one another and, against all odds, brought it home,” the makers say.
Out of the Wild is now in post production and will premiere later this year.