"Horses were a big part of my teenage years and I've had a life long interest in mental health and well-being. In her new film, Amy combines the two themes in her unique and irresistible ways, via deep access and open hearted commitment to our protagonists and their stories. This is our second collaboration after Seven Songs for a Long Life."
Sonja is an international BAFTA nominated producer of multiple international feature documentaries: TIME TRIAL (81') a film with ex-cyclist David Millar by Finlay Pretsell, "An arresting piece of cinema - an unprecedented and vivid picture of life" Sight & Sound (IDFA/SXSW); the multiple award-winning DONKEYOTE (2017) (86') by Chico Pereira (BAFTA Scotland nomination: Best Feature 2017; EIFF Best Feature Documentary, Festival Malaga Audience Award); SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE (2015) (83') by Amy Hardie (SXSW); FUTURE MY LOVE (2012) (93') by Maja Borg, (Michael Powell Award Nomination for Best British Feature; Green Dox Award) and "One of the year's most moving films." (Hollywood Reporter): I AM BREATHING (2013) (73') by Emma Davie & Morag McKinnon. She also (exec)-produced BECOMING ANIMAL (2018), FREEDOM FIELDS (2018), WHERE YOU'RE MEANT TO BE (2016) and PABLO's WINTER (2013), and more than 50 short documentaries. Her films have screened on all continents, in over 60 countries, including Sundance, IDFA, Tribeca, SXSW, via platforms, broadcast and theatrical.Sonja Henrici is co-founder and co-director of SDI Productions (since 2007); and Co-Director at Scottish Documentary Institute - an internationally recognised centre for documentary at Edinburgh College of Art /University of Edinburgh. She joined SDI at its inception in 2004 and has been a big part of SDI's growing success. She has written fiction (Rewind, 2009) and started her career in the administration of Edinburgh International Film Festival 1999-2003, where she was permanent member of staff for three years