Rosie Ming is a young Canadian poet who is invited to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, where she is unexpectedly confronted with all these different truths about the father who she thought abandoned her as a young child. It’s a story about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.
A new version of the Window Horses concept trailer has just been released and now includes the voices of Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Shohreh Agdashloo, Houshang Touzie, Don McKellar and more!
This is an animation test that we’ve put into a trailer for you to give you an idea of the feel of the film, which now includes the voices of Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Shohreh Agdashloo, Houshang Touzie, Don McKellar, and more! Please help us turn this into a feature-length film!
Ellen Page has joined the cast of Window Horses! Ellen will be voicing Kelly, Rosie Ming’s (Sandra Oh) best friend, who likes to talk A LOT!
The animated feature is written, directed and produced by Ann Marie Fleming. The film stars Oh as Rosie and Nancy Kwan. Oh also serves as executive producer.
It’s about love (it’s always about love…) – love of family, poetry, history, culture. Here’s the story: Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather be in Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of Poetry itself. It’s about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.
Rosie goes on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and perhaps above all, understanding, through learning about her father’s past, her own cultural identity, and her responsibility to it.
This film is our small effort to try and add a little more peace, love and understanding to our increasingly complex and conflicted world through art, poetry, history and culture. Heady stuff!