Available in theatres beginning on June 24th
Mythic Productions is excited that documentary film THE LONG RIDER will be opening in theatres across Canada. The film shows the journey of Filipe Masetti Leite on an epic quest riding from Calgary to Brazil on horseback. Filipe is the youngest person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback and shot the majority of the film on his cross-continental long ride. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Sean Cisterna.
Alice When Filipe Masetti Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, he sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family’s home in Brazil – and later beyond – entirely on horseback.
Inspired by Aimé Tschiffely’s 1925 equestrian journey from Argentina to New York, Filipe’s 8-year odyssey of over 25,000kms across twelve international borders, sees the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature’s wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home.
Culled from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, The Long Rider deals with the issue of chronic loneliness, and the insensitive and restrictive nature of international borders, but is above all an inspirational and emotional story of the most daring and epic proportions.