Running With the Herd

Running with the Herd is a unique and beautiful film. Director Thorfinnur Gudnason and his team bring to life a dramatic tale with sharply defined characters – all of them horses. Stretching the limits of the nature documentary has been Gudnason´s forte and his earlier film, Woodmouse: Life of the Run, has been shown around the world. Here he takes us into the world of horses running wild in the stark but majestic highlands of Iceland. Without humanising the animals in any way, the film tells a story full of drama and emotion, character, danger, and resolve.

About the film

  • Type
  • Length
    55 min.
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Running With the Herd
  • Production Year
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color

Company Credits


  • 2004
    Festival International du Film de Göteborg
  • 2004
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Documentary of the Year.