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