Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West


An immersive journey into the world of wild horses, WILD BEAUTY illuminates both the profound beauty, and desperate plight currently faced by the wild horses in the Western United States.  
Filmmaker Ashley Avis (Disney’s BLACK BEAUTY) and crew go on a multi-year expedition to uncover the truth in hopes to protect them, before wild horses disappear forever.

The award-winning, Critics Choice Nominated, 2024 Oscar contender WILD BEAUTY is now available to stream on Amazon, iTunes, Spectrum, and dozens of platforms. 

We hope that this film helps make lasting change for wild horses, and our greater wild world.  If you would like to sponsor a screening, or to host an educational event at a school, library, or other venue – please email [email protected]

Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West


Critics Choice Nominee 2023
Oscar Contender 2024

Boston Film Festival 2022:  “Best Documentary”
St. Louis International Film festival 2022:  “Best Documentary”
Sunscreen Film Festival 2023:  “Best Documentary”
DOC LA 2022:  “Best Director”
DOC LA 2022:  “Best Cinematography”
Red Rock Film Festival 2023:  “Best Cinematography” 


WILD BEAUTY is screened in 2024 for Members of Congress with actress Diane Lane
Read more via Time

Variety’s Oscar 2024 Predictions – “Best Documentary”
WILD BEAUTY named one of the “top tier” documentaries for the Academy Awards 2024!
Read more via Variety

WILD BEAUTY is considered an Oscar contender by Deadline
Read more via Deadline

WILD BEAUTY debuts for Members of Congress in Washington D.C. 2023
With special guests Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV), and a real wild horse called “Mystic”; WILD BEAUTY debuted in Washington on June 22nd, 2023.
Watch a video recap of this special event.

Breckenridge Film Festival 2022: 
Attended by Colorado Governor Jared Polis & First Gentleman Marlon Reis, who also spoke on behalf of wild horses following the Colorado Premiere.
Read more on Summit Daily

Las Vegas Premiere 2023:
Filmmakers Ashley Avis & Edward Winters were honored by Congresswoman Dina Titus with a Special Congressional Commendation for the film and their work on behalf of wild horses.  The Clark County Commissioner further declared March 15th, 2023 to be “Wild Beauty Day” in Las Vegas.
Read more on OffTheStrip or Vegas Magazine

Written, Directed & Edited by Ashley Avis

Produced by Edward Winters, Ashley Avis, Richard Avis
Executive Producers Jeremy Bolt, Laurel Werner, Andres Liljeblad, Larry Hummel, Mark Germain
Cinematography by Kai Krause
Music by Guillaume Roussel

Sponsored by the Xanadu Fund at Greater Horizons
Represented by WME Independent

A Winterstone Pictures production in association with The Wild Beauty Foundation