The desolation of the universe in which the film takes place and the raw emotions of a love story is what captivated me about The Wanting Mare. I was intrigued by the fantasy concept of the film but was blown away by the story and the characters.
The story will have you invested in the relationships and characters from the beginning of the film. Everyone can relate to love, and the idea of giving up something you love to give that person a better life. The Wanting Mare captures all of these elements and so much more.
There are some beautifully shot scenes that will captivate audiences and draw them into the story. You are transported into a desolate coastal world. Fog covers the ground as a car is driving, its lights shining through the mist. Lighting is used in a manner that will have you feel as though you are part of the scene, right in the raw emotional moments.
After watching the movie, I found out that the director is planning on doing more films that take place in the universe of The Wanting Mare. I would love to see what is to come and hope that his vision becomes a reality.
The film is written and directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman and stars Jordan Monaghan, Yasmin Keshtkar, Edmond Cofie, Nicholas Ashe Bateman, Josh Clark, and Christine Kellogg-Darrin. It is Executive Produced by Lawrence Inglee.
In the world of Anmaere, north of the city of Whithren, wild horses run through the moorlands and up the coast. These horses are the city’s most valuable export and, as a result, are hunted, trapped, sold, and shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade passage creates lucrative and exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city and escape to the Western continent of Levithen, or simply to begin again.
Meanwhile, in a small house just north of the city, a young woman dies in childbirth. Her last words are an attempt to tell her daughter of the life she’ll have and her inheritance of a recurring dream that must be kept secret — for it contains the memories of another age long before us, one where magic and myth were alive in the world.
That daughter now left behind is Moira. She grows alone in Whithren, without anyone to explain her dream, her unique difference, or her place in the world. As a result, she resolves to leave Whithren at all costs and employs the help of Lawrence, a wounded young man engaged in the criminal enterprise of stealing tickets.
This begins a series of events that echo over the next thirty-five years of their life, the life of a child found screaming on the rocks, and through the alleys and coasts of Whithren… a city hid in the fog, wanting in heat, now beginning again.