When the Day Breaks

When the Day Breaks

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In this animated short, Ruby the pig seeks affirmation in the city around her after witnessing the accidental death of a stranger… and finds it in surprising places. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links that connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. Winner of over 40 prizes from around the world, the film also features singer Martha Wainwright.

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  • direction
    Wendy Tilby
  • animation
    Wendy Tilby
  • direction
    Amanda Forbis
  • animation
    Amanda Forbis
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • foley
    Andy Malcolm
  • sound recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Gaëtan Pilon
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Barrie Angus McLean
    David Verrall

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  • Abirgulal

    Loved it. Thanks Poonam!

    Abirgulal, 30 May 2012
  • redoak

    A very strange story or life and death.

    redoak, 8 May 2012
  • johannamay

    This is so beautiful and haunting, and has a dream like quality.

    johannamay, 7 Dec 2011