Louise Osmond and Judith Dawson’s feature documentary DARK HORSE will compete this weekend in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Competition. The category showcases work by ‘some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today’.
Set in a former mining village in Wales, against the backdrop of the current recession, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he’s become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.