Gravitas Ventures (by way of IGN) has released an official trailer for The Wanting Mare. The science-fiction film was written and directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman and was filmed almost entirely in a New Jersey warehouse.
I have absolutely no idea what this film is about, and that makes me want to see the film even more. The praise for this film (as shown in the trailer) makes it seem like this will be the first great science-fiction film of the 2020s. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but I’m intrigued. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention, The Wanting Mare. Just point me in the right direction and I will watch.
A half-hour making-of documentary will also be available online the day the film premieres. It “showcases how the feature was created over a span of five years, and how complex-yet-subtle digital effects allowed the vast majority of this amazing epic to be filmed inside a nondescript warehouse in New Jersey.”
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 hidden in the fog, wanting in heat, now beginning again.
The Wanting Mare hits VOD and available theaters February 5, 2021.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?