John Boyd Textiles

John Boyd textiles manufacture an almost unique product - Horse hair fabric.

Used on chairs and walls in some of the finest buildings in the UK, Europe and beyond, this traditional fabric is still produced on unique looms, built in a local Somerset town, and now over 150 years old.

The production process is a labour of love and it shows in the people that work in a factory that has changed little in a hundred years.

The narrative is by the workers who produce the fabric. Do you think it adds or detracts from the film?

Horse Tales was judged winner of the 2012 'Icon Films Non-fiction film under 8 minutes' at Shepton Mallet Digital Art Festival

Judged by Icon Films, Aardman Animations and other leading figures in the industry, at this small, but very influential festival.