Amy Hardie

"HorseMen brings together two passions – horses and landscape and transformation. I guess that’s three passions.

I’ve had to find a new way of filming for this movie – to express the visceral power and sweat and texture of the horse. We’re moving onto 4K to do justice to the mountains of the Cairngorms and the wide waters of the Dee. But the most extraordinary privilege is being allowed to accompany the men and women who are taking their courage in both hands to find out how horses can help, or even demand, they grow into themselves."

Amy Hardie is a documentary director who graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1990 with the BP Expo prize for best student documentary (Kafi’s Story). Her debut feature The Edge of Dreaming was the first Scottish feature documentary selected for competition at IDFA in 2009. It screened in cinema slots on television such as POV, YLE, “La Lucarne’, Arte, VPRO, BBC, and is translated into 12 languages. After a science feature, Stem Cell Revolutions, Amy made the innovative Seven Songs for a Long Life, a documentary in Song, playing international festivals (including SXSW) and touring US.