The epic and incredibly beautiful documentary Unbranded, is an adventure movie like no other. Just four riders journeying through the wilderness on horseback, these modern-day cowboys took on the greatest adventure of their lives, and one that very few others will ever get the opportunity to repeat.
The documentary was the brainchild of Texan-born Ben Masters, who, desperate to raise awareness of the current plight of the wild mustangs in the US, set up a Kickstarter project to fund the film. To prove the worth of the horses, Masters and his three friends, Thomas Glover, Jonny Fitzsimons and Ben Thamer, adopt, train and ride 11 hardy mustangs 3000 miles from Mexico to Canada, through the wildest terrain in the American West.
All fresh out of college, the group of horsemen pour their hearts and souls (and a good deal of sweat and blood) into this astonishing and epic journey of self-discovery and adventure.
With a humorous bit of good old western charm, this is a film that you won’t forget in a hurry. The dramatic and hostile landscape sets the scene perfectly for the treacherous journey through canyons and deserts, storms and drought. And the film crew and editors could not have done a more impressive job at capturing the drama and at times, the deeply moving spirit of the adventure.
Gripping, honest and exceptionally beautiful – a dream made true.
For more information on how to support the mustangs of the west check out The Mustang Heritage Foundation.