Nominated for an Oscar® for Best Animated Short at the 2012 Academy Awards
This animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man, 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.
Directed by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby – 2011
This description is from the short film’s original source, which can be found here: Wild Life