A rickshaw driver cycles up through Edinburgh on his very last night, at the end of a long run. After being told any more work will damage his knees permanently, he's now on a mission. He's got a target and he's going to make the best of it. Unfortunately, he soon finds himself on his worst night ever, his rickshaw nearly stolen, his earnings all gone, pain constantly shooting through his knees, his sanity in doubt and confidence ebbing away. As the night threatens to end with nothing to show for, he reluctantly agrees to go on his most gruelling ride yet, up to the Castle, an unrelenting pointless lift.
Three-Legged Horses is the second Debasers filum, a short independent film about community and the random, fleeting but powerful connections people can make on any given night.
It was the very first crowdfunded short film in Scotland, with two successful campaigns on Kickstarter and Sponsume, raising mostly to cover the music rights to Gonna Fly Now, the theme from Rocky.