I can remember my father hiding me under horse blankets on the floor of the car as he nonchalantly waved hello to the guard standing
As I grew older we moved to a horse farm, far away from the excitement of the racetrack. I experienced what it was like to breed a horse—from its birth to its first steps, to teaching it to wear a saddle and put a human on its back, to dealing with all its ailments while training for the racetrack.
My summers in high school were spent with my father, traveling from track to track. I was excited. This is where all the action happened. It was a two, three, or sometimes four-year process to get a horse here and this was where you got to see all your hard work come together regardless of success or failure. Sure, it was disappointing at times when our horse lost or broke down, but the excitement of our horse crossing the finish line first erased any of those memories. It was unlike any other experience.
I became a filmmaker. Now, I’m always looking for a story compelling enough to spend the necessary time, money and effort to see it through. Making this film will be a labor of love for me, no different than raising a racehorse. It might not be as warm and fuzzy as a horse,
So, when asked, why do I want to make this film? All I can say is, how can I not? Some things you are just meant to do and this story is meant for me to tell.