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WENDY - THE MOVIE (WENDY - DER FILM)

WENDY - THE MOVIE
© 2016 Sony Pictures Releasing/Bantry Bay Productions/Tom Trambow

12-year-old Wendy doesn't care too much for her parents' decision to spend all of summer break at her grandmother's run-down horse ranch. Ever since grandpa died, grandma is singlehandedly running the ranch which has its direct competitor in the large, modern stable owned by Ulrike. After Wendy has had a severe riding accident, she would refuse to get back into the saddle – even though she used to be quite enthusiastic for and successful at competitive horseback riding. Yet as soon as she arrives, she meets the invalid horse Dixie, which just escaped from the butcher. Dixie seems to be quite fond of Wendy and follows her wherever she goes. The two loners are building a friendship which has the potential to forever change not only Wendy's life but also could save grandma's ranch from being sold. But for how long will Wendy be able to hide Dixie from the adults?


Dagmar Seume initially studied Sports Education and worked as a trainer for gymnastics. She took to filmmaking by working as a director’s assistant for various feature and image film productions. Her short film REMEMBER (2005) was screened at numerous international film festivals. Her other films include: VERDAMMT, ICH BIN ERWACHSEN (doc, 2010), the award-winning comedy series DANNI LOWINSKI (2011), her feature debut HANNI & NANNI 3 (2013), ALLEIN WAR GESTERN (TV, 2014), and WENDY - THE MOVIE (2017).
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Dagmar Seume
Screenplay Caroline Hecht
Cinematography Gunnar Fuß
Cast Jule Hermann, Jasmin Gerat, Benjamin Sadler, Maren Kroymann, Nadeshda Brennicke
Producers Eva Holtmann, Jan Kromschröder
Production Company Bantry Bay Productions, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Length 90 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Giffoni 2017, Children's FF Mexico 2017, KINEKO International Childre's FF Tokyo 2017, "Rolan" IFF for Children and Youth Armenia 2017, EQUUS Film Festival NYC 2017, Equinale Vienna 2017, CINEMAGIC Belfast 2017, Sarajevo 2017, Mill Valley 2017, Cinemania 2017, Minsk IFF Listapad 2017, China Children's FF 2017, Golden Elephant India 2017, Olympia IFF for Children and Young People 2017, Pula "Pulica in a Coat" 2017, SMILE IFF New Delhi 2017, Seattle Children's FF 2018, Kolkata International Children's Film Festival 2018, International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2018, Coastline Children's Film Festival 2018, FIFEM Montreal 2018, TUMBLEWEEDS 2018, Melbourne Children’s IFF 2018, Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival 2018, Leeds Young FF 2018, Transilvania IFF 2018, Cyprus Film Days 2018, Within the Family 2018, Juniorfest Dobrany 2018, Hörfilmfestival 2018, ZERO PLUS International Children's Film Festival 2018, Adelaide Int. Youth FFl 2018, Almaty 2018, Festival Internacional de Cine y Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil 2018, Torrecinos Int. Children's FF 2018
Awards Best Film "Rolan" IFF for Children & Youth Armenia 2017, Best Director & Best Feature Film of the Children's Jury Golden Elephant India 2017, Best Film Pula 2017, Best Film EQUUS 2017, Best Young Actress (Jule Hermann) China Children's FF 2017, Best Children's Audio Guide Film Hörfilmfestival 2018, Audience Award & Jury Award: Best Film Within the Family 2018, Best Film ZERO PLUS 2018
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board

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