The Horse Boy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

The Horse Boy
TheHorseBoy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichel Orion Scott
Produced byRupert Isaacson
Music byKim Carroll, Lili Haydn
Distributed byZeitgeist Films UK/US Warner Home Video US DVD
Release date(s)
  • January 2009 (2009-01) (Sundance)
  • September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
Running time93 minutes
CountryUnited States, United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
 
Jump to: navigation, search
The Horse Boy
TheHorseBoy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichel Orion Scott
Produced byRupert Isaacson
Music byKim Carroll, Lili Haydn
Distributed byZeitgeist Films UK/US Warner Home Video US DVD
Release date(s)
  • January 2009 (2009-01) (Sundance)
  • September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
Running time93 minutes
CountryUnited States, United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Horse Boy is the title of an autobiographical book and a documentary feature film that follow the quest of Rupert Isaacson and his wife to find healing for their autistic son Rowan. After discovering that Rowan's condition appears to be improved by contact with horses and other animals, the family leave their home in Texas on an arduous journey to seek help from the traditional shamans in Mongolia. The book and film follow the family as they travel via the UK by plane, van and on horseback in an attempt to treat the boy's condition with shamanic healing.

Book[edit]

The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son, a book about the Isaacsons' experience, written by Rupert Isaacson, was released by Little Brown and Company on April 14, 2009. The book was a New York Times Best-seller.[citation needed]

Film[edit]

The film was directed by Michel Orion Scott and is distributed by Zeitgeist Films.[1] It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival,[2] and won the 2009 Feature Film Audience Award for the Lone Star States at South by Southwest.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Horse Boy". Zeitgeist Films. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://themovingarts.com/tallgrass-third-thursdays-the-horse-boy/
  3. ^ "Past Winners". SXSW. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 

External links[edit]