The Caravan Film
An inside look aboard The Caravan where adventurers young and old grapple with route-finding, mother nature and group dynamics in an epic horse-drawn experience across America. ‘The Caravan Film’ follows the exploits of an eclectic group of international carriage drivers and horse riders as they journey across the American south from California to Florida over 5 months and 2,500 miles. Leading this group of relative strangers is Gerard Paagman with his team of elegant Friesian horses fresh off filming The Hunger Games – Catching Fire. Challenging the limits of disability is Michael Muir, Great Grandson of the visionary John Muir, Father of the National Parks and co-founder the Sierra Club, a conservation movement in the U.S. This epic journey weaves it’s way through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through vast deserts, under tall pine forests, to bayous and down the back roads of America. The film explores the complexities of group dynamics, the relationship we share with our horses in this modern world and the surprising connections made along the route. Everyone came to The Caravan laden with individual expectations but united by their love of the horse, what happened on the journey is something they will never forget. Audience Choice Best Film, Wine Country Film Festival 2016. Special Jury Award Outstanding Cinematography, Arizona International Film Festival 2016. Winner Outdoor Adventure Travel Feature, Florida Movie Festival 2016. Winner Grand Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival 2016. Remi Winner, WorldFest Houston 2016. Winner Best of Fest, Equus Film Festival 2015. Official Nominee The Rosies Alberta Film and Television Awards. Official Selections 2016: Madrid International Film Festival, Euro Fest, Creation International Film Festival, NorthWestFest & Southern City Film Festival.