The Official (U.S) Trailer for the visually beautiful fantasy indie The Wanting Mare has now been released, by Gravitas Ventures. The film marks the directorial debut for Nicholas Ashe Bateman, this looks spellbinding.
The film has taken five years to be made and the world the film is set in was made entirely in a Warehouse in Boston! World building wise this looks fantastic and Bateman is no stranger to worldbuilding. He’s worked on the visual effects in The Green Knight (out this year), and we would expect nothing less from him.
The film itself set on the fictional world of Anmaere. A long line of woman affected by one dream, we follow Moira who attempts to leave home and journey into the unknown,
This ambitious and the trailer comes with a longline of quotes back up this potentially delivers…
In the world of Anmaere, north of the city of Whithren, wild horses run through the moorlands and up the coast. These horses are the city’s most valuable export and, as a result, are hunted, trapped, sold, and shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade passage creates lucrative and exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city and escape to the Western continent of Levithen, or simply to begin again. Meanwhile, in a small house just north of the city, a young woman dies in childbirth. Her last words are an attempt to tell her daughter of the life she’ll have and her inheritance of a recurring dream that must be kept secret — for it contains the memories of another age long before us, one where magic and myth were alive in the world. That daughter now left behind is Moira. She grows alone in Whithren, without anyone to explain her dream, her unique difference, or her place in the world. As a result, she resolves to leave Whithren at all costs, and employs the help of Lawrence, a wounded young man engaged in the criminal enterprise of stealing tickets. This begins a series of events that echo over the next thirty-five years of their life, the life of a child found screaming on the rocks, and through the alleys and coasts of Whithren… a city hidden in the fog, wanting in heat, now beginning again..
The film stars Jordan Monaghan, Yasmin Keshtkar, Edmond Cofie, Nicholas Ashe Bateman, Josh Clark, and Christine Kellogg-Darrin.
The Wanting Mare will get an limited Cinema and VOD Release in the USA on 5th February. No word on who, when, if the film will get a UK or Irish release.