Video "Wild Life" directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, is a short animated film which 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.
About the Directors and their website:
Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis met at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver where they studied film, video and animation. They each went on to create their own works with the National Film Board of Canada before co-directing "When the Day Breaks".