Lisa Ford, Director of The Wish Horse



The Wish Horse is a short film about families and mental health.

The film, shot in Central New York, explores an important social issue: the effects on children when a parent has a mental illness.  Russell, 14, is struggling to take care of his 6 year-old sister, Kitty, after their mother abandons them. When a foal is born on a neighboring farm, Kitty believes the foal is magical and can grant wishes.

Click here to read about our CAST AND CREW at IMDB.

Click the "Watch on Amazon" button to see the film!  

In addition to screening at festivals and on Amazon, our team visits mental health groups to screen the film and take part in educational Q&A presentations.  We are excited to join the conversation about mental health and families! If you're interested in having us present to your group, please visit our contact page.

Upcoming Screenings:

Spring Writes  Literary Festival, May 5, 2018, Ithaca, New York. We're screening at Cinemapolis at 11:00 a.m.!

Here's a partial list of past screenings:

New York State Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health - Annual Staff Development Training Forum. ("A Film Screening and Conversation about Outreach to Families Challenged by Mental Health Issues" - Lisa Ford - Writer/Director, Jean Galle - LMSW and Clinical Manager at Hillside Children's Center, Amanda Sears - LMSW and Residential Clinician at Hillside Children's Center)

The Syracuse International Film Festival - Spring Fest (Syracuse, NY)

ReelHeART International Film Festival (Toronto, CA)

Equus Film Festival (NYC)

1st Frost Women's Film Series (Brooklyn, NY)

The Show Me Justice Film Festival (Missouri)

LeMoyne College Visiting Artist (Syracuse, NY)

The DC Independent Film Festival (Washington, DC)

The Katra Film Series (NYC)

The Saratoga Springs International Film Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY)

HIllside Children's Center (Auburn, NY - faculty and staff development and presentation)

Elmira Psychiatric Center (Elmira, New York - September staff development screening and presentation)

TST BOCES - Turning Point Program (Ithaca, NY - faculty and staff development screening and presentation)

SUNY Upstate - Hutchings Psychiatric Center (Syracuse, NY - staff development presentation)

Tompkins Cortland Community College (screenings for psychology course students)

Tompkins Cortland Community College Continuing Education Program (screening and workshop for social workers)

Western Region Family Peer Support Retreat (GLOW Family Support, Hillside Children's Center).  Batavia, New York.  Film screening and presentation.