There isn't a horse lover on the planet who isn't familiar with the story of Black Beauty. The classic novel is a favorite among many both young and old, and Disney+ has recently released a modern version of the film directed by the lovely and talented Ashley Avis, Founder of Winterstone Pictures. I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Ashley Avis, the director of Disney+'s modern version of Anna Sewell's classic. I know I speak not only for myself when I say that I cannot wait to see it! Keep reading to learn about Ashley's passion for horses, and exciting details about the cast and the film itself.
I know you want to honor the plight of today's wild horses and this is why you chose to make the new Beauty a mustang. Can you tell me how the producers responded when you pitched this idea to them?
I know the film hits Disney+ in 2020, any idea exactly when?
What does making this film mean to you?
Where was the film made?
Can you tell me a little about the cast?
I know horses have been a major part of your life since you were a young girl. Can you tell me more about that?
What's one thing you want people to know about the wild horses here in the United States?
I'd like to give a special "thank you" to Ashley for taking time out of her busy schedule to provide me with such beautiful and detailed answers. If you know someone who is a lover of all things Black Beauty, don't forget to share this article with them. For more on Ashley and her upcoming work, visit her website here.