The Horseman

Set in the stunning Rocky Mountains, Jay Anderson, a veteran paramedic in Banff Alberta, reflects on his lifelong relationship with horses.

  • John Bestfather
  • Marie France L'Ecuyer
  • Colin Field
  • John Bestfather
  • Marie France L'Ecuyer
  • Colin Field
  • Jay Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Digital 1080p
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Banff Festival of Mountain Films
    November 6, 2022
    Screened at Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop Showcase
Director Biography - John Bestfather, Marie France L'Ecuyer, Colin Field

John Bestfather is a mountain athlete, medic, and documentary filmmaker with a focus on dramatic stories. As a climber, paddler, skier and cyclist he is excited about filming anywhere from mountain tops to coral reefs.

Marie France L'Ecuyer is a visual artist, photo director, and emerging filmmaker who is particularly interested in the relationship between humans and their environment. Through a sensitive and humanist look, her work highlights the human ability to adapt and face adversity. Many times rewarded, her photographic work has been the subject of solo and collective exhibitions in Canada and internationally.

Colin Field recently completed the Advanced Filmmaking program at Fanshawe College where he helped to create several award-winning films and was also the recipient of the Outstanding Student Achievement Award. In 2022, Colin founded Albireo Films, a small production company that currently has several short films in development. Colin’s other creative pursuits include nature photography, song writing, and clawhammer banjo.

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Director Statement

This project was completed over a 48 hour period as part of the Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.