Janson Media today announced the worldwide DVD release of the documentary Gypsy Vanner Horse (1 x 65′). In the documentary filmmakers Jackie and Mark Barrett guide viewers on a fascinating journey through the British Isles and across America in discovery of a magical new breed of horse. Gypsy Vanner Horse is also available to international Television, VOD, New Media, and Non-Theatric markets.
The story of the Gypsy Vanner Horse is one steeped in the legend, romance, and mystery of the Gypsies and Traveling People of the British Isles. Generations of Gypsies have dedicated their lives to developing this unique horse type, and now horse lovers the world over are enthusiastic to participate.
Beautifully filmed in HD, this captivating Gypsy Vanner Horse documentary introduces a magical type of horse bred by a select group by Gypsies in the British Isles. A chance discovery during a business trip started ones mans obsession with introducing this horse to the U.S. and the world.
In the film, you’ll meet Gypsy historian, artisan, and folklorist Peter Ingram. Around his home campfire he charms us with tales of his life in a living wagon and the changing lifestyles of Travelers today. Further on we visit Gypsy campsites and a family driving their caravan of historic living wagons on an annual pilgrimage to the Appleby Horse Fair. Some travel weeks to reach this destination, using the same roads as speeding semis and autos. It can be an arduous journey and not one for the feint of heart.
Traveling throughout America we meet various other new owners, breeders, and lovers of the Gypsy Vanner Horse. Some are new to horses and some have much experience with other breeds. All tell stories of a compelling draw to this enchanting horse.
Dennis Thompson is the original importer of these horses and established the type as a distinct breed, The Gypsy Vanner Horse. We hear his touching story of discovery and why this horse has become his life’s passion as well as his business.
Bob & Bev Smith own and run one the most famous Ferrari restoration shops in the world and have hopes of making the Vanners just as famous. Alan Yates is a Microsoft executive sharing his wife’s newly sparked passion for horses.
Mark J. Barrett has directed film, live television, and commercial videos in his varied career. The romantic and artistic style of his work has a universal appeal, and has won him numerous awards over the years. His wife Jackie has always experimented with the limits of the photography. Her subjects vary from scenic to architectural detail, portraits, and still life. For more on Storyline Publishing please visit their company website.