Dream Horse is a 2020 sports comedy-drama movie directed by Euros Lyn and based on a Neil McKay life story. The film stars Toni Collette, Owen Teale, Damian Lewis, Steffan Rhodri, Joanna Page, Karl Johnson, Anthony O’Donnell, Nicholas Farrell, and Siân Phillips, and is based on the true tale of Dream Alliance, a Welsh Grand National champion. Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance was previously the subject of a documentary. So, where is Dream Horse filmed? Dream Horse had its international premiere on January 24, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Bleecker Street in the United States on May 21, 2021, and Warner Bros. Pictures in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2021.
The story is about Dream Alliance, a strange racehorse raised by Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. Jan persuades her neighbors to contribute their incomes to Dream’s fund-raising efforts so that he can compete with the racing elite despite his lack of funds and experience. Dream fights his way up the ranks with tenacity and perseverance, eventually winning the Welsh Grand National and recouping the group’s investment. The film succeeds in hooking spectators till the very end, and some of them may naturally want to discover more about the film’s filming locales. If you’re curious about the same thing, we’ve got you covered.
Where Is ‘Dream Horse’ Filmed?
Almost all of Dream Horse was filmed in Wales and England. The component country, which is located in the southwest corner of the United Kingdom, is known for its Celtic culture and unique Welsh language. England, on the other hand, is known worldwide for its pop music, tea, football, food, rich history, and historic universities. Filming for the Euros Lyn directorial took place in a number of locales across these two countries, so let’s learn more about the various filming locations.
The Place Where Jan Vokes Bred Her Horse
Blaenavon is one of the filming locations for ‘Dream Horse.’ It is located in the Torfaen county borough. The biographical comedy-drama’s production started in May of this year. Blaenavon took the place of Cefn Forest, where Jan Vokes’ horse was bred. As a result, in mid-May 2019, Broad Street, Forgeside Road, Commercial Street, Ivor Street, Market Street, and William Street were closed to the public.
Many outside sequences, including those in which Dream is seen as a colt playing in the field, were filmed here. Local residents were also used as extras in numerous key scenes in ‘Dream Horse.’
The Final Race Racecourse
Chepstow was also used to film the movie. The scenes in which Jan and Brian Vokes meet for the first time were shot in this town, which is located in Monmouthshire. Furthermore, Chepstow Racecourse, located at Saint Lawrence Road, Chepstow NP16 6BE, was used to film the first and last races in the film, both of which surely capture pivotal moments.
Other Filming Locations Of Dreams Horse
The Brewery Club in Rhymney is the inside of the working men’s club where Jan works in the film and meets Howard for the first time.
Sully, Vale of Glamorgan
Jan and Brian’s house interiors and exteriors, as well as Jan’s parents’ house interiors in an empty cottage, were shot here.
Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell
The gorgeous terrain, tower bridge, and stable yard of the Glanusk Estate would be familiar to any seasoned Green Man Festival participant, and they receive a showing as Dream Alliance is escorted to meet Philip Hobbs in the film, doubling as the horse trainer’s stables.
On an estate near the village’s peak, Howard and Angela’s house was photographed both inside and out. It’s here that the pair – Damian Lewis and Joanna Page – had a fight about Howard’s involvement with a syndicate once more.
The Well of Taff
At the local working men’s club, the crucial syndicate meeting took place. The scene was shot in the committee room (the snooker room), and the syndicate decided to take on the Dream Alliance dream in this location.
Merthyr Tydfil Co-op
In the film, Jan works at the Co-op, but in real life, she worked (and still works) at her local Asda. The Co-op used for the exterior and interior is located in Pentrebach.