This Oscar-nominated animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man who is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. 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. A film about the beauty of the prairie, the pangs of homesickness and the folly of living dangerously out of context.. Nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards, The Annie's and The Genie Awards.
National Film Board of Canada, 2011.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by National Film Board of Canada in 2011.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Forbis, Amanda, filmmaker; Tilby, Wendy, filmmaker
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