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Tweetable Logline: Rosie Ming goes to Iran and learns about being open, staying curious, and bridging cultures and generations through the magic of poetry.
“Window Horses” is a film about Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent, who is invited to a poetry festival in Iran, where she is confronted by the many truths about the father she thought abandoned her as a small child. It’s a beautiful animated story about being open, staying curious, and finding your own voice. It’s about building bridges across generations and cultures through the magic of poetry. “Window Horses” seeks to add some peace, love and understanding to our increasingly complicated world through the healing power of art.
Ann Marie Fleming – Writer / Director / Producer
Sandra Oh – Producer / Lead Actor
Kevin Langdale – Lead Animator
Ileana Pietrobruno – Editor
About the film:
“Window Horses” comes out of my own mixed race background, my immigrant experience in Canada and elsewhere, an international artist’s residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the timeless longing of the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, and all the amazing stories of those I have met, loved and cared about. Stickgirl–my avatar for my entire life as an animator–plays Rosie Ming, our intrepid heroine, who finds her own voice, though listening to the story of others. And Sandra Oh is going to be that voice. We want to start a conversation!
Current Status: Funding! Recording! Drawing!