‘The Wanting Mare’ The Creation of a Dark Fable
Released during the Chattanooga Film Festival, Shane Curruth’s five year project was shown to the world! The Wanting Mare is a great attempt at creating a new modern fable!
“In Whithren, a line of women pass a recurring dream through multiple generations.”
“A technical marvel of digital world-building on the level of Sky Captain and Sin City, having been almost entirely – and unbelievable – shot inside a storage unit in New Jersey.
“Its hundreds of visual effects seamlessly blend digital landscapes and physical reality, bringing Whithren and its greater world to unbelievable life.”
“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 & shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade creates lucrative and exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city to head to the Western continent of Levithen, or just 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 will 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.”