Janson Media today announced the release of the documentary The Arabian Horse: A Gift From the Desert (1 x 60′) to worldwide television, VOD, new media and non-theatrical markets. This fascinating film tells the story of the development of the Arabian horse breed, from its earliest days until present.
Filmed on location in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Great Britain, Kentucky, and California with the Saudi Equestrian riders, the Oman Royal Cavalry, National Jumping Champions, National Dressage Champions, National Western Champions, National Working Cowhorse Champions, The Arabian Horse: A Gift from the Desert shows the Arabian horse in its native environment while telling the dynamic story of its impact on civilization. “A magnificent horse, with a magnificent history and presence today.”
The Arabian Horse was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jo Franklin, president of SeaCastle Films. Franklin is noted for her eight highly acclaimed productions on Saudi Arabia and the Near East, all of which appeared in prime-time broadcasts on the Public Broadcasting Service. Named “One of the Top 100 Film Producers in the US” by Millimeter Magazine, Franklin is a rider and breeder of Arabian horses. She is a member of the Arabian Horse Association, the Pyramid Society, and the World Arabian Horse Organization.
SeaCastle Films is a television and motion picture company based in Marina del Rey, California. President Jo Franklin is formerly the producer for the McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. She is author of “The Wing of the Falcon” (Print Edition 1995, eBook Edition 2010), which she also made into a movie. Franklin is also the writer and director of a number of documentary films.