EQUUS Film and Arts Fest

EQUUS Film and Arts Fest

Hello and welcome to the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Podcast, the premiere program for horse lovers who have a passion for horses in film, art and literature. Each week we will have interesting conversations with equestrian filmmakers, artists and authors from around the world, discussing the nature and challenges, as well as the triumphs, of creating their work. Ready to talk horses in film and the arts? Tune in each week and join your host, Julianne Neal, along with Lisa Diersen, Festival Founder & Director. In our first episode, meet Lisa Diersen, festival Founder and Director, and learn about the festival's early days in Illinois and New York and the new move to the Kentucky Horse Park. For more information about the festival or for links to the films and literature, visit equusfilmfestival.net. Follow us on social media at EQUUS Film Festival.... Show More

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February 21, 2021 25 min

In this episode, we'll introduce you to some of the EQUUS Authors, Artists and Filmmakers from the 2020 EQUUS Film and Arts Fest Virtual Edition. Featuring WebChats hosted by Diana De Rosa, Julianne Neal and Lisa De Masi, and panels with Milt Toby, this year's festival was a departure from the typical "in person" event, but was an excellent example of the potential of a virtual international representation of talent...

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In this episode, we start to meet some of the EQUUS Authors, Artists and Filmmakers from the 2020 EQUUS Film and Arts Fest Virtual Edition. Featuring WebChats hosted by Diana De Rosa, Julianne Neal and Lisa De Masi, and panels with Milt Toby, this year's festival was a departure from the typical "in person" event, but was an excellent example of the potential of a virtual international representation of talent.

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December 18, 2020 37 min

Hosted by AHP Media Professional Milt Toby, this episode of the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest Podcast features a panel discussion with the Festival Team. With Founder and Director Lisa Diersen and Co-Organizer Diana De Rosa, along with Spotlight Rescue Series and Camden, SC Tour Stop Organizer Julianne Neal and new Team Member Author Lisa Mae DeMasi, this conversation gives listeners a "behind the scenes" peek at what it takes t...

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Tune in to Episode 2 of our second season to hear about two special occasions in October involving our filmmakers and partners. Films For a Cause is an online fundraising movie event featuring the premiere of Hope's Legacy. This episode includes a delightful chat with Douglas B. Maddox, the director and producer, on the making of the movie which deals with Lizzie’s strong emotions after the death of her grandmother; her obligat...

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Tune in to Episode 1, Part 2 of our second season as we speak with Sandra Beaulieu, a creative equestrian that specializes in dressage, liberty, musical freestyle, and equine art. She incorporates her unique sense of artistry to all aspects of her work with horses. Sandra will be presenting her work next week in the virtual format for EQUITANA USA, so you'll hear more in this interview about her demonstration, as well about as ...

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In this episode, Julianne takes a quick break to speak with Trish Bankes, organizer of the Some Horses Events and Expo, a 4 Day Labor Day Weekend Virtual Event to be presented on September 3rd - 6th. The Equestrian Event of the Northeast, originally planned for the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, Vermont, this now virtual event is presented as a free online experience. There is something for horse enthusiasts of all ages &...

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In this episode, Julianne takes a quick break to speak with Wren Winfield, director of the Lady Long Rider film featuring Bernice Ende. In her incredible memoir, Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback we are introduced to Bernice, a solitary figure with the daunting goal of traveling from Montana to New Mexico in a single ride. At the age of 50, Bernice turned south into the unknown and began her first voyage on the way...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne continue the series, Conversations with the EQUUS Herd. After a chat to catch up on the current social situation, the episode features interviews with Candace Carrabus, Linda Sheehan and Janet Winters from the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

Candace Carrabus writes from the Lincoln County, Missouri farm she shares with her husband and daughter. A scoliosis diagnosis at age 11 ...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne take a quick break from the series, Conversations with the EQUUS Herd, to speak with Gretchen Lida, contributing writer for Horse Network.
Gretchen is an essayist and an equestrian, with work appearing in The Washington Post, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Washington Independent Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of  Books, Plaid Horse Magazine, Horse Nation and many others. She teaches composition...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to artist Cindy Galloway and filmmaker Cindy Erkel, along with the Billy and Blaze team. The conversation with Cindy Galloway and the panel-style interview with Cindy Erkle were both recorded during the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park in December. The panel with the Billy and Blaze team was recorded at Breyerfest at the Kentucky Horse Park in July of 2019. 

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to artist Kody Bundy and filmmakers Karen Sailer and Charles Perry. The panel-style interview was recorded during the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park in December.

Artist Kody Bundy creates her artwork with knives and brushes. According to Kody, "Growing up on the rolling prairie of my fathers farm, I had a deep appreciation for horses.  When I wasn't ...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to Jodie Diegel of Soul Harbor Ranch and filmmakers Wade and Thomas Balsamo and Dafna Yachin. The interviews were recorded during the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park in December.

Jodie Diegel RN, MBA is the Founder and current President of the SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program, as well as past President and Founder of Mane in Heaven. The SOUL Harbour...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to another member of the EQUUS Herd, author Carly Kade. Carly is an award-winning equestrian author and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle! She writes fiction about horses, horse shows, Western pleasure and a handsome cowboy or two. Her books are for people just like her — crazy about reading, horses and cute cowboys! Ca...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to filmmaker and author Victoria Racimo, equine advocate Jeanne Mirabito and author Susan Abel. The interviews were recorded during the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park in December.

Victoria Racimo is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer and actress. She wrote, directed and produced the documentary, "One Day", for which she won Best Director i...

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne introduce listeners to another member of the EQUUS Herd, author Candace Wade. Candace wrote the book Horse Sluts - The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of Their Yeehaw. She has contributed to Horse Nation, Mature Lifestyles, Riding and Writing, LivFun and The Tennessean. Candace writes political diatribe, wrote "Hillary's View" pet column and four unpublished film scripts.   

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne discuss the current movement of maturity in the equine world. From presentations on Training the Mature Rider with Victoria Esquivel to panel discussions with Lady Long Rider, Bernice Ende, the mature female rider is one of the underserved population when it comes to horses. This episode showcases more of the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest team.

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In this episode, Lisa and Julianne discuss the non-profit 501 (c)(3) Thundering Hooves. During the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park, Julianne speaks with Founder, Neta Ryne, as well as award-winning singer/songwriter Lynny Prince and Chief Matthew Black Eagle Man, both musicians and supporters of Thundering Hooves. From the films, Their Last Ride, 4 The Horses and Saddle of Hope, to presenting events across they ...

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Hello and welcome to the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Podcast, the premiere program for horse lovers who have a passion for horses in film, art and literature.

In this episode, Lisa and Julianne talk about Bruce Anderson, Julianne's partner, and how the two of them became involved with the festival in 2015. From submitting a trailer for their documentary, "The Edge: Bruce Anderson-Natural Humanship," directed by Trinidadia...

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Hello and welcome to the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Podcast, the premiere program for horse lovers who have a passion for horses in film, art and literature.

In this episode, Lisa and Julianne talk about the equine sport of Working Equitation and Dressage. They introduce EQUUS Team Member Diana De Rosa, veteran equine journalist and photographer, and Diana tells how and why she became involved with the herd. She also talks about her...

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Hello and welcome to the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Podcast, the premiere program for horse lovers who have a passion for horses in film, art and literature. Each week we will have interesting conversations with equestrian filmmakers, artists and authors from around the world, discussing the nature and challenges, as well as the triumphs, of creating their work. 
Ready to talk horses in film and the arts? Tune in each week and join ...

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