READ MORE: Gravitas Ventures Acquires Award-Winning Adventure Doc ‘Unbranded’
Starting as a Kickstarter campaign, "Unbranded" has become an award-winning documentary and is set to be released in theaters and On Demand this weekend. The film took home the Audience Awards at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival — where it had its world premiere — and the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this year. The movie was directed by Phillip Baribeau ("Mountain Men"), who also served as co-cinematographer with Korey Kaczmarek ("American River Renegades").
The official film synopsis reads: "Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary…tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet through five states that is equally indescribable and unforgiving. In this story of rugged independence, [the film] reveals the true interdependence of man, animal and nature."
Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning documentary feature in theaters nationwide and on VOD tomorrow, September 25. Watch the exclusive clip above and prepare to sympathize for the horses.