Equus Film Festival NYC

We're so thrilled to play our part in winning three new awards - this time the Equus Film Festival at NYC! Here's our press release! :)


November 24 2015

UK film-makers Equine Productions is celebrating this week after winning three international awards at a film festival in New York.

The Equus Film Festival which took place over the weekend, is the world’s premier showcase for horse related films and documentaries, this year attracting 146 entries from 20 countries.

Chepstow based Equine Productions, has a growing reputation as a company making the highest quality horse related films using the latest cameras and technology and shot with stunning clarity. The company scooped the top prize in each of the categories they entered.

Former jockey and now film director Nathan Horrocks, said: “Making these films is a dream come true for me.  We absolutely love what we do, and enjoy using the latest technology and the skills of our production team to tell the stories of horses in a different way, and it seemed the panel of judges in New York enjoyed what we do too

“Emma Massingale - No Rules, No Reins, No Limits, ” won the Winny Award Equestrian Director Short (under 30 minutes) category for Equine Productions and Director Nathan Horrocks. It is a first person story of Devon behaviourist and trainer Emma Massingale, showing her extraordinary gift for working with horses at liberty.

It was their behind the scenes film that won the Winnie award in the category for the best documentary under 15 minutes. This mini documentary told about the making of “Get Your Heart Jumping,” which itself won an award at a film festival in Montana earlier this year.

 “Get Your Heart Jumping” was commissioned by The Jockey Club, and featured six jockeys with their horses in a schooling session. Equine Productions used innovative filming angles and latest technology to capture the athleticism of the racehorse and the skill of jump jockeys.

Horseware Ireland commissioned 30 year Anniversary film won the Equus Non Broadcast Winnie award for its spoof tv report made by Equine Productions starring four Connemara ponies ‘helping’ in the Horseware rug factory in County Louth, Ireland.

Sam Fleet, Equine Productions’ Managing Director, Dave James, Creative Director and Emma Massingale were with Nathan Horrocks in New York last week to see their films shown at the three-day Equus Film Festival before the awards were made.

“It was a brilliant experience for us,” said Sam Fleet. “There was a real buzz about the festival, and a wonderful chance to meet film makers from all over the world and to see their work too.  For us to come away with three awards was amazing, and the whole team is thrilled to bits.”

Equine Productions never likes to let the grass grow under its feet.  Following the success in the UK when ‘No Rules, No Reins, No Limits’ was aired on British television, it has been working with Emma Massingale on the follow up film “The Island Project” which shows Emma’s lone adventure on a island off the coast of Ireland when she attempts to train two new ponies with four of her trained Connemara ponies, without reins or equipment of any kind.

The Equus Film Festival which describes itself as the home to the storytellers of the horse world, celebrates film, fine art and authors. Founded in 2013, it aims to be the world’s premier showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts, and this year had a record entry of films.

About Equine Productions

Equine Productions is a video production company based in the UK that produces high quality, bespoke films for all equine-related industries; combining our passion and knowledge of horses with our expert film-making and qualified production techniques.

Our range of production is diverse, from shorter promotional films for equine related companies and yards, to television commercials and bespoke features for TV or online. Equine Productions is dedicated to producing high-end films with stunning clarity and a profound appearance.

For enquires or more information about our products and services, please contact us on contact@equine-productions.com or call +44 (0) 1291  630089.