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Freedom Tracks, a journey guided by horses

A documentary film to explore the bond between horses and humans

  • The Fall Freedom Tracks Screening Tour has started!

    It's been a while since I've sent any updates, but for a good reason... I was very busy preparing the next Freedom Tracks adventure: after being screened at the World Equestrian Games, Freedom Tracks is now ready for the Fall 2018 Screening Tour!!!!! 

    After leaving Costa Rica, I have now arrived in Europe for screenings of Freedom Tracks throughout France, but also in Belgium and Switzerland!

    The preparation of this tour required a lot of planning and coordination work, but thanks to Élodie, our great tour organizer, we finally made it! We have already started screening in Belgium and in the North of France, with an enthusiastic audience! 

     

        

     

    • Where can I see Freedom Tracks? 

     

    We regularly add screening dates,
    to find out all the dates and locations of screenings near you,
    go to the site map or Facebook page!

    (Book your place quickly, several screenings are already sold out!)

    For Canada, don't worry, we're coming in 2019!

     

     

     

    • When will I receive the DVD of the film?

    This question is often asked of me, and I understand, it's been a year! For the time being, the majority of rewards have already been sent to contributors, including :

    - Horsehair bracelets from Les Crins de Wakanda
    - Dream Catchers
    - Invitations to the Premiere
    - Unattached T-shirts
    - Unattached cups 

    Regarding DVDs and online versions, we encountered an unforeseen obstacle. Indeed, now that the film is being released in cinemas, we have learned that we must respect a deadline of 4 months after its release to be authorized to distribute it on DVD, Bluray or online, in accordance with CNC legislation. So we will have to wait a little longer! 

    I'm really sorry for this inconvenience, which was not planned at all in the program. I know that some of you are looking forward to see the film...

    The positive side is that it shows how much your contributions have helped since Freedom Tracks is now distributed all around France, thus helping to raise awareness among the general public about another approach to horses!

    And I have some good news, so you can see it as soon as possible, 
    Entrance to the screenings is free for all Ulule contributors!
    (valid within the limit of available places)

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • July 2018 - Freedom Tracks is moving forward!

    Hello dear contributors!

    You have questions about Freedom Tracks' updates?
    Here is a message to answer your most frequently asked questions:

     

     

    • What are the updates on the Freedom Tracks project?

    We're moving forward!! Since November 2017, we have been working hard with the film crew to modify the music, re-record the voice-over and reshoot several scenes...and we finished editing the French version in May 2018, just in time for the spring tour in France and Belgium! During all the screenings, the feedback from the audience was heartwarming and very encouraging!

    The next step is now to finish the English and Spanish version of the film, editing the Behind the scenes footage and then launching the making of Blurays and going back on tour this autumn!

     


    Yoann Carnelos and Stephane Del Castillo recording the soundtrack for Freedom Tracks

     

     

     

    • When will I receive my rewards?

    So far, rewards have all been sent to the Silver Horse and Golden Horse contributors :
    - Invitations to the Freedom Tracks Premiere
    - Horse hair bracelets from Les crins de Wakanda
    - Dream catchers
    - Freedom Tracks Tee shirts
    - Freedom Tracks mugs 

    However, the editing of the film was just finished in May, and we still have to finalize the English and Spanish versions and edit the Behind The Scenes footage for the Bluray bonuses, so the making of the Blurays has not yet been launched.
    Being on my own to organize the production, post-production and distribution of the film as well as all the counterparts, while working at the same time and being based abroad, you can imagine that I am a little overwhelmed... Thank you for your patience! The digital version of the film and the Blurays will be sent to contributors in November 2018, at the same time as the fall tour! :) 

     

     

     

     

    • Where can I watch Freedom Tracks?

    In October and November 2018, a new Screening Tour of Freedom Tracks will take place in France, Belgium and Switzerland. To find out where screenings are happening, go to the "Find a screening" section of the film website.

    Good news, tickets to the screenings will be free for all contributors! 

     

     

     

     

    • How can I organize a screening of Freedom Tracks?

    Whether you are an individual, an equine facility, an organization or a movie theatre, we now have an online form for people who want to organize screenings!  One of the team members (including myself) and/or the speakers of the film can also be present for a Q&A session after the screening. It is always a pleasant moment of sharing:) 

     

     

     

     

    See you soon for more updates!


    Leïla, Freedom Tracks director

  • News from Freedom Tracks !

    Hi to all the Freedom Tracks herd ! 
    Elisa and I wish you a wonderful new year (very very late) that I hope will be full of beautiful positive energies!!

    What are the Freedom Tracks updates?

    I realize that 2 months is too long without giving you any news!!

    After the New York Festival and the Premiere of the film in Montreal, the Freedom Tracks team returned to Costa Rica to get back to work at a frenetic pace. Because when you're a documentary filmmaker, you often need another job to support yourself!  But I didn't forget you, quite the opposite! With Eva (from Les Crins de Wakanda), we started the making of your rewards, here are some photos...

    When will we receive our rewards?


    During the campaign, we announced a delivery deadline in February 2018. Even if the post-production of the film was almost finished, we still needed to finish all the translations, then to prepare all the other rewards included in each package.

    As I am on my own to plan all the rewards and I also work full time as a photographer, the routing of the rewards will take a little longer than expected, starting in May. Of course you will receive an email to let you know when the rewards are on their way! 

    And to make up for it, each contributor will regularly receive online video bonuses with exclusive extracts from interviews and more film footage!

    Again, I want to tell you a big thank you for your enthusiasm and your participation, I promise I'm doing my best to let you enjoy the film ASAP!

    I wish you a wonderful day,

    All my best xx

    Leïla

  • The winners of the Freedom Tracks draw!

    Since you guys are so awesome, I did a small draw to offer you extra gifts and thank you for your involvement and participation! Here is a short video to express my gratitude and announce the winners of the draw from cold Montreal :


    Here is a short recap text of the winners:

    - 1 Silver Horse Award: Annie SUBRENAT-BONNEAU
    - 1 dream catcher in horsehair: Julie FERRARI
    - 2 invitations to the preview: Nathalie CHEVALIER / Christine MALAVIEILLE / Gaelle ROBIN
    - 1 Blu Ray of the movie: Coline MACHIN / Malayka RICHARD / Julie MAYER / Lisa MAKADAM


    In the press!

    Last week, we had the honor of having an article on Equidia Life (a French TV Channel about horses) written by Pascal Boutreau:

    Read the full article directly on the Equidia Life website


    What's next for Freedom Tracks?

    After a period of intense work for the film, the post production team will take a "break" to prepare your rewards, including video bonuses and the Making Of the documentary... Then in 2018, the film will be presented to other festivals in France and the United States.

    We also received screening proposals in cinemas in France, Belgium and Canada! We will keep you informed very soon of the screening dates ...

    Once again, a very, very big thank you to everyone for your participation !!! 🙏 🐴

    Leïla Audrey

  • The Freedom Tracks campaign reached 160% of its goal !!!!!


    We reached our second step of funding!!!

    It is with great joy and emotion that we can finally announce that Freedom Tracks is coming to life!
    After more than 4 years of filming, 6 countries crossed, many (many!) hours of videos, stunts on horseback, doubts, long hours video editing and YOU, your support and your sharing, we're reaching the goal!

    Thanks to 242 contributors worldwide, 
    the documentary project Sans Attache raised $16,092 !!!!

    We are very proud to see this project come to life. And all the more proud to see that it's no longer a simple project but that, thanks to you and your commitment, Freedom Tracks is finally a film.

    Because without you, we wouldn't be here. A film does not exist without investors and viewers. And you're both one and the other.


    For this reason, we sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! 

    The icing on the cake!

    Thanks to you and its hard-working artistic team, the film was screened for the Premiere on November 18th at the Equus Film Festival in New York City and even received the Best Inspirationnal Equestrian Documentary Award!

    A great way to celebrate this special day since it was also my birthday:) 

    What's next?

    Of course, the Freedom Tracks adventure doesn't stop there! It's only just beginning!

    Screenings of Freedom Tracks will begin in 2018 in France, Belgium and Quebec. We will do our best to broadcast it in movie theatres as well!  With the non profit Dada Films, which has screening material, we already plan to organize a tour throughout France to broadcast the film!

    So if you know of cinemas, cooperatives, equestrian facilities, individuals, professionals or any structure that might be interested in showing the film, contact us! With our equipment, we will be able to travel to offer screenings indoors or outdoors. 

    A final gift

    Because your generosity and support have moved us so much, we have drawn lots from all contributors to receive additional gifts from Freedom Tracks! We will publish the names of the winners in the next newsletter, stay tuned!!

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!