ABOUT THE MOVIE
Part travelogue, part human interest story and part sports movie, Away To Me is a feature length documentary that takes its audience on a visually spectacular journey across the world, following three national champions from the US, Canada and South Africa as they prepare for and then compete in a major international competition in one of the world’s truly quirky and delightful sports — sheepdog trialing.
Seemingly simple — but in reality astonishingly complex — to see a sheepdog trial is to love it. Adored by millions around the world but largely unknown in North America, the first sheepdog trials took place in Wales in 1873, and today are held in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Chile, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and many other farming nations.
The relationships captured onscreen between the handlers and their canine partners will touch you, and the drama and beauty of the competition will leave you spellbound. Away To Me shines a cinematic light on the three ordinary people leading extraordinary lives in the pursuit of their passions, and at its heart is a loving nod to the timeless and special bond between Man and Dog.
Away To Me — Ewe can run, but ewe can’t hide!