Extreme Mustang Makeover Documentary Film WILD HORSE, WILD RIDE Makes Theatrical Debut
August 22, 2012 — Screen Media Films has acquired the North American rights to the award-winning documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride. The film follows a diverse range of characters as they transform wild Mustangs into show horses in just 100 days. Directed by husband-and-wife team Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus, the documentary is set to hit theaters in New York on August 24 with a platform release nationwide throughout September.
“As soon as I saw WILD HORSE, WILD RIDE I knew that Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus had captured a very real and special occurrence in our world – the emotional bond between man and horse. We are thrilled to work with such talented filmmakers in bringing these stories of trust and love to the public,” said Screen Media Films president Blech.
“We’ve been blown away by how festival audiences around the country have embraced WILD HORSE, WILD RIDE,” said director Alex Dawson. “Suzanne and the Screen Media team have been so enthusiastic about the film from day 1, and to have it now released in theaters is the culmination of an amazing journey.”
WILD HORSE, WILD RIDE tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, an equestrian contest that dares people to each tame a totally wild Mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals. Stunning and poignant, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus’ debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of companions.
The film will make its theatrical debut at the Village East Cinema in New York City. Tickets are available at www.villageeastcinema.com. On opening night, a panel including trainers from the film, the directors, Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Patti Colbert and others will be available for a question-and-answer session.
For more information, please go to www.wildhorsewildride.com/ or like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Horse-Wild-Ride/162584703787314.
About the Mustang Heritage Foundation
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the goal of the Extreme Mustang Makeover events are to increase the adoption of Mustangs across the country. The Mustang Heritage Foundation created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events to showcase the recognized value of Mustangs through a national training competition. The nonprofit organization also created the Trainer Incentive Program and the Youth Employment Program to raise awareness about America’s Mustangs. For more information, visit www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.
About the Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing 258 million acres of public lands, located mostly in the West. Wild horses and burros roaming public rangelands are managed in a manner consistent with BLM’s overall multiple-use mission, as set forth in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. For more information, visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov or call 866-468-7826.
About Screen Media
Screen Media acquires the rights to high quality, independent feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media’s theatrical releases include “La Mission,” starring Benjamin Bratt; “The City of Your Final Destination,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney; “Lymelife,” starring Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts and Cynthia Nixon and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” starring Robin Wright and Keanu Reeves. Since 2001, Screen Media Films has released more than 250 titles including “Noel,” starring Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon; “Sherrybaby,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal; Kevin Bacon’s directorial debut, “Loverboy;” and Emmy nominated “Dog Whisperer,” with Cesar Milan.
Screen Media Films is a division of Screen Media Ventures, LLC. With a library of over 1,500 motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high quality motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmediafilms.net.