The Horse Boy

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The Horse Boy
TheHorseBoy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichel Orion Scott
Produced byRupert Isaacson
Music byKim Carroll, Lili Haydn, Fish Lounge
Distributed byZeitgeist Films UK/US Warner Home Video US DVD
Release date
  • January 2009 (2009-01) (Sundance)
  • September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States, United Kingdom

The Horse Boy is the title of an autobiographical book and a documentary feature film that follow the quest of Rupert Isaacson and his wife to find healing for their autistic son, Rowan, after discovering that Rowan's condition appears to be improved by contact with horses. The family leave their home in Texas on an arduous journey to Mongolia.


The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son, a book about the Isaacsons' experience and written by Rupert Isaacson, was released by Little Brown and Company on April 14, 2009. The book was a New York Times Best-seller.[citation needed]


The film was directed by Michel Orion Scott and is distributed by Zeitgeist Films.[1] It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival,[2] and won the 2009 Feature Film Audience Award for the Lone Star States at South by Southwest.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Horse Boy". Zeitgeist Films. Archived from the original on February 28, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Past Winners". SXSW. Archived from the original on February 22, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010.

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