Louise Osmond’s “Dark Horse” has a new trailer, and this is an underdog story you won’t want to miss. The documentary, which won the World Cinema Documentary Award at Sundance, focuses on a group of friends in Wales who worked together to breed a racehorse.
The working-class and unemployed band of buddies from a small mining community formed a syndicate of racehorse ownership to infiltrate the elite (and expensive) sport. Each owner chipped in to the costs. They named the horse Dream Alliance, a nod to their collective efforts and shared dream.
“[Dream Alliance] always made me feel somebody else for the day. I wasn’t Janet the cleaner anymore. I was Janet the racehorse owner,” says one of the doc’s subjects in the preview. Another owner adds, “It’s elation when you can do something — particularly when no one gives you a chance.”
Osmond told Women and Hollywood that she knew the first time she heard the story of Dream Alliance that she would do “pretty much anything to make it [into a documentary]. It was so funny and moving and life-affirming, a classic rags-to-riches tale.”
The film just won the Best Documentary Award at the British Independent Film Awards.
You can watch the inspiring story unfold when “Dark Horse” opens in theaters May 6, 2016.