April 06, 2007

Film about quadriplegic horse trainer

Angelique Midthunder’s “Silent Thunder”:  Survival of the SpiritGrowing up in Florida riding horses doesn’t seem like the trajectory for a filmmaking career. But for Angelique Midthunder it was. It all began more than decade ago when she responded to an open casting call looking for a young woman who could ride bareback for the Japanese movie, East Meets West.

Taking that first role changed her life forever—she met her husband, Lakota actor David Midthunder, and went headfirst into working in just about every aspect of the business from acting, casting, stunt work and filmmaking. She has made five short films to date: one narrative, Reservation Warparties and the documentaries Need 4 Speed; America’s First Horse: The Spanish Mustang; The Horse is Good; and her most recent, Silent Thunder.

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