Luke Carlon grew up taking tourists on horse trips along the Cox’s river, a place his family has ridden since the 1820’s. Everyone came to ride along this pristine valley for up to a week including the rich and famous. All that ended nearly 20 years when the river was declared a wilderness area, the business closed and Luke’s father died.
After a long history of difficult relations between the National Parks and the Carlons, a thoughtful National Parks Ranger Chris Banffy has a problem he thinks Luke might be able to solve. A wiley mob of brumbies (wild horses) inhabit the Burragorang valley, a water catchment area sealed off to the general public for over fifty years. Classed as feral pests, National Parks head office needs Chris to remove the animals from Sydney’s water supply without any of the outcry that has marred some previous control operations using shooters in helicopters. Unlike any other horse relocation program in Australia the only access to the trap-yards is either by helicopter or horseback.
If Luke takes the job he will have to find the horses, get them in the trap then he’ll have to break them in enough to lead them a bone crunching 5 km up to another set of yards with truck access.
Can Luke prove himself to the ghosts of his past and lead the horses to safety and a new home with out injuring them or his crew of dedicated stockmen? Can Ranger Chris make Luke stick to the rules? Can Luke and Chris learn to work together and see the world through the each others eyes?
Mt Vic Flicks Mount Victoria Thur 31-July 10.30am PH for Bookings 47871577
The Majestic Theatre Pomona QLD July 18 Cancelled
The Plaza Theatre Laurieton July 19 with Q and A from film makers Ph 6559 8077
Upper River Hall Kangaroo Valley Saturday August 2
Event Cinema Manuka Canberra Sunday August 10 @ 2pm
Towers Cinema Newcastle Sunday, August 17th at 2pm
Mt Vic Flicks Mount Victoria Sun 10-Aug 11.30am PH for Bookings 47871577
Nambour Arthouse Cinema QLD Thursday 14 August
Tin Shed Theatre Cootamundra NSW Friday August 15 Tel: (02) 6942 4773
The Empire Cinema Bowral Thursday September 4 with Q and A Film makers
The Empire Cinema Bowral Friday September 5 – 12
You can find out more about the film here.