A Horse Named Winx

117 Minute Documentary

Production: iKandy Films with Screen Australia, Screen NSW & Longines with Transmission Films
Director: Janine Hosking
Writers & Narrator: Andrew Rule
Interviews: Cameron Williams
Producers: Katrina McGowan, Janine Hosking
Post Supervisor/ Sound: Stephen Hopes
Post Producer: Carolyn Kung
DOP: Kevin Scott
Post Production: ZIGZAG Post
Facility Post Producer/ Online: Rob Sarroff
Colour Grade: Angela Cerasi

Angela Cerasi colour graded the documentary A Horse Named Winx in collaboration with director Janine Hosking.  The grade was organised via post-production facility ZIGZAG Post.


“A Horse named Winx” tells the inspirational story of one of Australia’s greatest sporting champions, Winx, the champion racehorse who transcended her sport by achieving worldwide fame as she reeled off an unprecedented 33 consecutive race wins.  The logline on the poster for the film reads “The fairy tale you know.  The story you don’t”.


Though she retired in 2019, Winx is still breaking records, with her only foal sold this year at auction for a record $10 million dollars. This makes the racehorse ‘one of Australia’s most famous mothers’ according to Transmission Films, who today announced the documentary,  A Horse Named Winx – ‘the story of one of our greatest athletes’.


Janine Hosking, the movie’s acclaimed director and producer, said bringing Winx’s story to the silver screen has been a “labour of love” over the past four years, according to this article.


Janine Hosking previously directed My Khmer Heart and Knowing the Score.  “A Horse Named Winx” was written by journalist and author Andrew Rule, who also narrates. The cinematographer is Kevin Scott (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Master and Commander: the far side of the world).


The film promises to go behind the sports headlines and big wins ‘to reveal the unforgettable spirit of (a) champion who away from the racetrack faced her biggest battle and once again refused to be beaten.’


A Horse Named Winx premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2024.  A national cinema release will follow from September 5th 2024.


To see another recent documentary colour graded by Angela Cerasi, check out the trailer for The Pool, which also premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2024.