In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. This animated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pang of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.

Produced by  The National Film Board of Canada



Academy Award nomination

Best Canadian Film, Ottawa International Animation Festival

Best Canadian Film, Halifax Film Festival

Special Jury Prize, pen Cinema Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

First Prize, L'Alternativa, Barcelona

Best Animation, Yorkton Film Festival, Saskatchewan

Genie Nomination