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Touching Wild Horses -- After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a young man is sent to live with his reclusive aunt (Jane Seymour) on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.


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After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a boy is sent to live with his reclusive aunt on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Touching Wild Horses – DVD Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 3 March 2011, 8:00 AM, PST)

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A wonderful film that will truly touch your heart. See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mark Rendall ... Mark Benton

Jane Seymour ... Fiona Kelsey

Charles Martin Smith ... Charles Thurston

Gloria Slade

James McGowan ... John Benton

Danielle Bouffard ... Megan Benton

Andrew Tarbet ... Adult Mark

Vickie Papavs
Jef Mallory
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Hickman ... Adult Mark (voice)

Directed by
Eleanor Lindo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murray McRae 

Produced by
Paco Alvarez .... producer
Martin J. Barab .... executive producer
Alain Bordiec .... executive producer
Georges Campana .... executive producer
Lewis Chesler .... executive producer
Chris Chrisafis .... co-producer
Frank Hübner .... producer
Peter Paulich .... executive producer
David Perlmutter .... executive producer (as David M. Perlmutter)
Robert Vaughn .... executive producer
J. David Williams .... executive producer
Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung 
Cinematography by
Steve Danyluk 
Film Editing by
George Roulston 
Casting by
Crystal Kramer  (as Crystal Olsen)
Production Design by
Thomas Carnegie 
Set Decoration by
Christina Kuhnigk 
Chris Card (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Morganne Newson 
Makeup Department
Traci Loader .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Vanessa Brustolin .... production manager
Michael Frenschkowski .... executive in charge of production: Europe
Reinhild Gräber .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Rudolf Kurz .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Marvin Lawrence .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan McKenna .... second assistant director
Robert Vaughn .... second unit director
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
Simon Corton .... on-set dresser
Kate Grant .... property master
David Joseph .... lead man
Sound Department
Stuart Bagshaw .... assistant dubbing mixer
Robert Fletcher .... production sound mixer (as Rob Fletcher)
Robert Hunter .... adr recordist
Keith Tunney .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor: fog effects
Tom Farr .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Acker .... key grip
Todd Hamacher .... grip
Serge Hughes .... second assistant camera
Alex Jordan .... best boy lighting
Maarten Kroonenburg .... focus puller
Michael Spicer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Spicer .... cinematographer: second unit
Jonathan Williams .... gaffer
Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita K. Schapansky .... key wardrobe
Location Management
Keith Park .... location manager
Music Department
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Darren Campan .... score preparation
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Christina Buchli .... legal services
Jim Desroches .... assistant to producer
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Mathew T. Lewandowski .... production assistant
Garry Maher .... assistant: Mr. Chesler
Angela Dawn Parker .... production assistant
Debra Pearl .... assistant to Jane Seymour
Michelle Ramez .... first assistant accountant
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
David Steinberg .... legal

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Also Known As:
"Animal Tales: Touching Wild Horses" - International (English title) (promotional title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements, some scary images and brief mild language
91 min
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Jane Seymour actually turned the script down several times before accepting the role.See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful film that will truly touch your heart., 19 September 2003
Author: ( from Norwood, Massachusetts

I had the opportunity to see this film with some friends at the Tribeka film festival. I had seen this movie once before in FRENCH through a friend who had sent me the video when it aired on French TV. There was simply no comparison though to seeing it on the big screen. It truly is a beautiful film and one Jane Seymour can be very proud of. I knew of course that Jane had been 'aged' a bit for most of the film to fit the part but I found I was so engrossed in the characters that it didn't bother me. Actually there are several scenes where we all agreed she looked absolutely beautiful and very much like Michaela Quinn. The director used these scenes skillfully to illustrate how Fiona's (Jane's) dimeanor slowly changes as she begins to allow Mark into her heart.

The film is about a woman who has led a hermetic existence for 20 years on Sable Island as a result of a very painful incident in her past. Mark is her twelve year old nephew who when a car accident claims the life of his dad and sister and leaves his mother in a coma, is sent to live with his aunt Fiona. As Fiona, Jane in the beginning is nearly unrecognizable, although anyone who has seen Matters of the Heart will have some idea- think of the beginning of the film. Her severity is essential though to the plot as it centers around her relationship with Mark and how the bond that slowly forms between them changes both their lives. The title of the film stems from the fact that with the exception of Fiona, the ranger, and now Mark, there are no other inhabitants on the island but a herd of wild horses. Mark and Fiona's eventual involvement with an orphaned wild pony, serves as a catalyst to unlock the secret pain in both of them and to allow a very special bond to form between them. The cinematography is a work of art in this film and the characters are very 'real', for lack of a better word. It's a simple film but one of real quality and one which I encourage anyone who has an opportunity to see to do so.

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