The Caravan Film
Christian Film Festival Award Winner


Title: The Caravan Film


Creator: Margo McMaster


Genre: Documentary  Film


Length: 1:45


Description:  An inside look aboard The Caravan where adventurers young and old grapple with route-finding, mother nature and group dynamics in an epic horse-drawn experience across America.  The Caravan film follows the exploits of an eclectic group of international carriage drivers and horse riders as they journey across the American south from California to Florida over 5 months and 2,500 miles.  Leading this group of relative strangers is Gerard Paagman with his team of elegant Friesian horses fresh off filming The Hunger Games - Catching Fire. Challenging the limits of disability is Michael Muir, Great Grandson of the visionary John Muir, Father of the National Parks and co-founder the Sierra Club, a conservation movement in the U.S..  This epic journey weaves it’s way through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through vast deserts, under tall pine forests, to bayous and down the backroads of America. The film explores the complexities of group dynamics, the relationship we share with our horses in this modern world and the surprising connections made along the route.  Everyone came to The Caravan laden with their individual expectations but united by their love of the horse, what happened on the journey was something they will never forget.


CFF Awards: Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Inspire Award


Other Awards: Equus Film Festival NYC Nov 2015 ‘Best of Festival’



Margot McMaster (Director, Writer, Producer)

Holly Quan (Writer)

Carolyn McMaster (Producer)

Douglas Munro csc (Director of Photography)


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