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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.

2011, 13 min 30 s

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Special Jury Award
Open Cinema- International Short and Animation Film Festival
July 27 to August 3 2012, St. Petersburg - Russia

Golden Sheaf Award: Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
May 24 to 27 2012, Yorkton - Canada

Best Overall Sound- Drama
Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA
May 12 2012, Calgary - Canada

Best Short
Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA
May 12 2012, Calgary - Canada

Best Animator(s) or Motion Graphic Artist(s)
Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA
May 12 2012, Calgary - Canada

Best Animation
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
April 13 to 20 2012, Vancouver - Canada

First Prize ex-aequo with "Il capo" directed by Yuri Ancarani
L'Alternativa / International Festival of Independent Films
November 11 to 19 2011, Barcelona - Spain

Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation
International Animation Festival
September 21 to 25 2011, Ottawa - Canada

Best Canadian Short
Atlantic Film Festival
September 15 to 24 2011, Halifax - Canada