In search of adventure and a wild, free way of living, Louis Hall, Scottish actor and horse rider, embarks on a quixotic solo journey across Italy, France, and Spain with Sasha, his Arabian horse. He is later joined by Kiki Ho, a Dutch horse rider in desperate search for answers having tragically lost her sister to suicide. Louis struggles to embrace the presence of a fellow rider, but despite their initial hesitation towards each other, they form a deep and enduring bond. After travelling thousands of kilometres together across difficult and beautiful landscapes, Kiki has an accident and Louis suddenly finds himself forced to continue alone with Sasha. As the reality of fatigue and pain become almost unbearable, Louis and Kiki’s fragile connection is tested more than ever, and their mental and physical strength is brought to the limit.

  • George O'Reilly
    Out of Chaos, Everybody Shut Up
  • George Sampson
  • Louis Hall
    Key Cast
  • Kiki Ho
    Key Cast
  • Federico Rinaldi
    Director of Photography
  • Domenico De Orsi
  • Giovanni Zof
  • Efisio Scanu
  • Chris Howard
    Sound Designer
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  • Genres:
    Adventure, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Italy, Spain
  • Language:
    English, French, Italian, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 17, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - George O'Reilly

George O’Reilly grew up in Devon, England and moved to London to pursue work in the film industry. His films focus on a sense of realism whether fictional or factual. Short documentary EVERYBODY SHUT UP highlights the problems of our declining face-to-face interaction, which premiered at Aesthetica Film Festival; BACKWARDS showcases Musician Yungblud’s bold political messages; ROMA IN ROMANIA that touched on the shocking tension of the Roma minority in Romania and OUT OF CHAOS, a live action short commissioned by Universal Music. TO BE ALONE will be George's feature documentary debut.

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Director Statement

This film routes back to the very inspiration to become a filmmaker. Brought up in a coastal town in the South West of England in Devon, the natural world played a significant part in my life. As I grew older and life’s complexity began to grow, I always enjoyed the consistency and peace I found in nature. In fact, it was this love I found in nature that inspired me to make my first short film, to encourage my community to appreciate our natural surroundings more. To question why we ever left the nature world in the first place, to me, much of the natural world was more appealing than the developed world.

I’d been following Louis’s first trip in the UK closely, and found it very inspiring. To simply join him on an incredible adventure was exciting for me, but to use this as an opportunity to channel the themes into a film, to share a greater message thrilled me. Everything about this film stands for hits home for me. I wanted the viewer to experience an uncut true complicated adventure. The realities, that there is not a perfect destination. That humans are complex, and that there’s beauty everywhere. There is no right place to be, nor right path to follow. What matters, is the people. To find the friends to join the journey, and to find the love for wherever you are.