Set in The Kimberley’s dramatic landscape, an innovative Equine-Assisted Learning program brings together a diverse group of young people. Among them, a young Aboriginal person forms an intimate connection with a horse, a unique bond that instantly draws our empathy. Our central character stands against great odds, struggling to listen amidst distractions – not by their own creation but by the context they live in. Professor Juli Coffin who is the program pioneer and mentor to our protagonist, guides the healing power of the equine connection. As the bond flourishes, emotional wounds are revealed, and healing begins. The film is an uplifting story of transcendence, while recognising ongoing struggles, leaving a mark of hope and resilience for transformation.
Co-directors Sophy Crane and Sean O’Reilly have complimenting expertise in factual, drama and documentary industries. By combining Sophy’s observational documentary background (BBC Natural History Unit – ‘Frozen Planet II’ and ‘Green Planet’, ABC’s ‘Old People’s Home for Teenagers’, Channel 9’s ‘Big Miracles’) with Sean’s award winning travel programmes (his original My Van Life 8x30min, and World Nomads: Discoveries) and ilm experience, this directing team will provide a unique perspective in telling the story of this groundbreaking program.