Watch The UK Trailer For Acclaimed Sci-fi The Wanting Mare

Not every exciting project is coming directly from mainstream Hollywood, some are coming from independent film like The Wanting Mare. This time last year we brought you the U.S Trailer for Nicholas Ashe Bateman’s visually poetic sci-fi fantasy. Today Bulldog Film Distribution have unveiled the UK Trailer ahead of it’s release next month.

Bateman’s sci-fi fantasy is his full length directorial feature debut . His core filmography is in Visual Effects with The Green Knight his most know work and David Lowery‘s Peter Pan due for release in 2022. So when it comes to world building he a bit of an expert, creating the world this film is based was created in a warehouse!

In this one, we find ourselves on the fictional planet of Anmaere. A long line of women are all affected by the same dream, we meet Moira who is attempting to leave her home and to journey into the unknown.


The Wanting Mare is a visionary work from filmmaker Nicholas Ashe Bateman, blending science fiction, drama, fantasy and romance in lyrical style to create a bold and atmospheric new cinematic world.

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 creates exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city to head across the sea. Meanwhile, in a small house just north of the city, a line of women passes a single dream through the generations. They inherit it from mother to daughter; a memory of a time where magic and myth were alive in the world.

The film stars Jordan Monaghan, Yasmin Keshtkar, Edmond Cofie, Nicholas Ashe Bateman, Josh Clark, and Christine Kellogg-Darrin.

The Wanting Mare will be released in the UK and Ireland to rent or own on digital HD from 7th February.