Awards and Laurels

  • Redemptive Story Teller Award – 2008 Redemptive Film Festival
  • Best of the Northwest – 2008 BendFilm Festival
  • Best Feature Drama – 2009 International Family Film Festival
  • Silver Ace Award – 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival
  • Silver Lei Award – 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival


“The Dark Horse” is a dramatic story of struggle and redemption. Hearing the news that her father is suffering with dementia, Dana, a Seattle ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home on Orcas Island to discover that it is threatened with foreclosure. To save the farm and the family, she must tame her mother’s dangerous Friesian horse and ride him to victory in the year’s biggest dressage competition. She must also reconcile her warring brothers, and heal her broken heart.