First Teaser Trailer for 'The Wanting Mare' by Nicholas Ashe Bateman

May 19, 2020
Source: YouTube

The Wanting Mare Teaser

"Can you see it now?" Anmaere Pictures has unveiled a teaser trailer for an indie film titled The Wanting Mare, which is premiering at the Chattanooga Film Festival this month. The Wanting Mare is a "technical marvel of digital world-building on the level of Sky Captain and Sin City, having been almost entirely - and unbelievably - shot inside a storage unit in New Jersey. Five years in the making, its hundreds of visual effects seamlessly blend digital landscapes and physical reality, bringing Whithren and its greater world to unbelievable life." Set in Whithren, a line of women pass a single dream through multiple generations. The film follows a group of people making their way in a fantasy world called "Anmaere", equal parts Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, that has evolved into a "modern" setting that feels much like today's Earth. This stars Jordan Monaghan, Yasmin Keshtkar, Edmond Cofie, Nicholas Ashe Bateman, Josh Clark, and Christine Kellogg-Darrin. Looks like it might be good - an indie discovery to keep an eye on.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Nicholas Ashe Bateman's The Wanting Mare, direct from YouTube:

The Wanting Mare Poster

In the world of Anmaere, north of the city of Whithren, wild horses run through the moorlands and up the coast. These horses are the city's most valuable export, and as a result are hunted, trapped, sold & shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade creates lucrative and exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city to head to the Western continent of Levithen, or just to begin again. Meanwhile in a small house just north of the city, a young woman dies in childbirth. Her last words are an attempt to tell her daughter of the life she will have and her inheritance of a recurring dream that must be kept secret; for it contains the memories of another age long before us, one where magic and myth were alive in the world. The Wanting Mare is written & directed by filmmaker Nicholas Ashe Bateman, making his feature directorial debut after a few shorts and VFX work previously. Produced by Shoaib Iqbal, Jeff Walker, Nicholas Ashe Bateman; executive produced by Shane Carruth and Lawrence Inglee. The film will premiere at the Chattanooga Film Festival this year. No official release has been set yet.

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The visuals are interesting but that trailer was incoherent. Is it art for art sake? Or is there actually a story with characters? I can't do subversive cinema anymore. I don't have the patience for it.

THE_RAW_ on May 19, 2020


I was checking this out on imdb not that long ago. It sounded interesting on paper, but after that trailer I'm not sure what to think. Will have to see more or check out some reviews.

Efterklang on May 19, 2020


Some visual treat and maybe, just maybe, something more?

shiboleth on May 19, 2020


Much, much less.

Pugiron on May 19, 2020


So, you have seen it?

shiboleth on May 20, 2020


You know a movie is overrated when all anyone will talk about is how good it is and not WHAT it is.

Pugiron on May 19, 2020


I read "Half Lord of the Rings, half Game of Thrones" and I thought it may be interesting. Then I saw the trailer and was like "Having a horse doesn't make it LotR and having sex scenes doesn't make it GoT". The trailer doesn´t make sense. Looks boring as hell or at least confusing as hell... not in the depressive mood, thank you.

Renato Padilla on Mar 17, 2021

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