THE QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA STORY
With our Seed and Spark crowdfunding campaign, two generous private donations and the support of the Ventura County Community Foundation, we raised enough funds to continue making this film. However, we are still looking for supporters! There are amazing perks & some lovely ways you can get involved and be part of bringing this story to the world. We've had interest in the project from PBS and it's now up to us to add the missing elements to the documentary.
This upcoming film covers the history, mythology and the current legacy of the distinctive Camarillo White Horses and the Camarillo family through dramatic footage, interviews, archival movies and recreations, reaching into the broader stories and themes of California, all shot in a cinematic and compelling one hour documentary capturing the very essence of what it is to be Californian.
ABOUT THE FILM
“Stallion of a Dream” is the story of the Camarillo Family and their unique and historic influence on what was once a raw and rugged swathe of land in Southern California. In this documentary film, the story of Adolfo Camarillo, his vision and innovation is to be told as a quintessential story of California, from our roots in Spain and Mexico to our ranching traditions and the mythology of our collective “California dream”. Camarillo’s pride, and arguably, most distinct living legacy, was the Camarillo White Horse. Steeped in mythology, and having undergone it’s own near-extinction, the tumultuous story of the Camarillo White Horse and the inevitable questions of its future reflect colorful themes of identity, custom, pride, and cultural heritage.
The White Horse has ties to internationally known California institutions like the Rose Parade and Old Spanish Days Fiesta. They opened the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, as well as the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The horses were famously ridden by celebrities and presidents, and appeared in Cecil B. Demille’s The Crusades, one of Hollywood’s finest epics.
Like our other work, this film will build cultural bridges, rally awareness and connect people with their unique histories and ritual heritage. PBS SoCal has expressed interest in the final production, as the subject matter is a great fit for their audience. They described it as an “ambitious project”, one which we believe their viewers will be excited to see.
As with our other productions, the film will be shown at Festivals to international audiences and will be distributed on streaming platforms like Amazon. In addition, we will of course seek national and international distribution once the film is complete.
Please contact us for further information about how you can become a presenting sponsor for this unique film. IN THE SPIRIT OF CALIFORNIAN INGENUITY WE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER JOINING US TO ENSURE THAT THIS UNIQUE STORY IS TOLD!