Movie Film Location

   Isobel Lucas ('Knight of Cups') on Willowbrook's Zippy Ziggy

Yes, some of our horses are movie stars! and will appear in feature releases, one of which is Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" (a Tarot card depicting a sensitive Knight in search of meaning, seduction, and love) starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchette, Isobel Lucas and Natalie Portman. According to 'Deadline', Natalie Portman will co-star in "Knight of Cups" and "Lawless", which are shooting back-to-back.  She joins Christian Bale and Cate Blanchette in starring in both movies (although as far as is known, the films donít share plot or characters). The "Lawless" cast includes Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Haley Bennett. "Knight of Cups" is due to be released in 2015.

Willowbrook horse talent has also been used  for shooting commercials. Handsome equine star "Chase" ("The Chase is On") is involved in our Hunter-Jumper program. "Zippy Ziggy", also a member of our show team, may also appear with Isobel Lucas in one of Terrence Malick's movies -- we'll see. 

Willowbrook will also be one of the locations for director Salome Breziner's upcoming movie "SUNDOWN", due to start shooting sometime in 2016. A story about a young man in search of his long-lost father -- an aging rodeo clown. Along the way the young man encounters love, betrayal, and reconnection. (More about this Aaron Barsky production later.) 

If you are seeking a desert background location for a film or a commercial, particularly a shoot involving horse talent, let us know and we'll be happy to show you around our ranch and introduce you to some of our horses. We can also send you some pictures.

Call us (760) 320-7676 (ranch) or cells LoriLea (760) 902-5680, or Don (760) 902-5681

You can also 'Google Earth' our address (20555 Mountain View Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241)

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See you at the Movies! "...those wonderful pictorial essays which burrow into our souls."