Ruby the pig seeks affirmation in the city around her after witnessing the accidental death of a stranger… and finds it in surprising places. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links that connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day.
Listed as #17 on ASIFA's list of the 50 greatest short animated films of all time.
Produced by The National Film Board of Canad
Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, France
Academy Award Nomination
Grand Prix, Annecy International Animation Festival, France
Grand Prize, Animafest, Zagreb
Grand Prize, Hiroshima International Festival of Animation
Genie Award, Academy of Canadian Cinema