The QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA STORY
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.
"Stallion of a Dream: California and the Camarillo White Horse" is currently in production and is seeking partnerships within Ventura County.
Making the Quintessential California county of Ventura
and THE historic city of Camarillo Distinctive
HERITAGE EXCELLENCE DISTINCTION INNOVATION HISTORY
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. Undoubtedly, the white horse has it’s own cinematic majesty which will proudly carry the story of the town of Camarillo out to the wider world.
Currently, the filmmakers are in production, and are seeking partnerships through sponsorship packages to fund the historic material, music and footage vital to documenting the Camarillo story effectively.
WHY THIS FILM IS IMPORTANT
The town of Camarillo, embedded in the County of Ventura along with it’s community and innovative businesses represent quintessential California. This film will bring to life not only the unique story behind this beautiful town, but will endow the local community with a compelling record of what makes Camarillo distinctive, and an exceptional place to visit.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
The directing/producing team of Jen Miller and Sophie Dia Pegrum has over 20 years in the professional business of filmmaking, both documentary and narrative. Their award winning series of films are being used to build cultural bridges, rally awareness and connect societies with their unique histories and ritual heritage. Their films have been embraced by audiences worldwide and are available on multiple platforms, helping transform dusty histories into a treasury of engaging stories to be cherished by local communities.
HERITAGE EXCELLENCE DISTINCTION INNOVATION HISTORY
BROADCAST AND OUTREACH
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, as well as being available on DVD and available through local tourist outlets and in local gift shops. In collaboration with Camarillo businesses, there will be a local screening in Camarillo for special guests and donors.
The film will also be part of a broad outreach with a Web page hub which will be used as a platform for distributing the film as well as housing the accompanying educational curriculum developed for use in local schools.
In addition, we will of course seek national and international distribution once the film is complete.
Your partnership would enable the creative work of truly independent and cinematic filmmaking which will in turn enhance the profile of Camarillo and Ventura as more than just a place on the way to somewhere else. Your company will be affiliated with an historic film which may become part of local and state education curriculum and portions of which may be used in the future by VisitCamarillo in City Promotional events.
Be a central part of reinforcing and branding Camarillo and Ventura as a quintessential California destination with a colorful and unique history. Attach your brand to excellence, innovation and entertainment in a way which will become part of Ventura and Camarillo's heritage and legacy.
Celebrate the diverse heritage behind the town of Camarillo, told by a directorial team also powered by diversity.
We welcome contributions at all levels to ensure that we can access the archival materials and other production and post production expenses to complete the film to the highest cinematic standard.
Since this is a film so very tied into the history and future of the local community, we are also offering several gold level sponsorship packages for local businesses who may want to be a part of the presentation of this film.
Please contact us for further information about how you can become a presenting sponsor for this unique film.