Stranded on an arctic island with a dying man in 1921, an Alaskan seamstress must overcome her fears of the wilderness and find the strength to survive if she ever hopes to return home to her son.

Directed by Blue Zoo animator and director, Dane Winn, and inspired by the true survival story of Ada Blackjack, this experimental short film took the Blue Zoo shorts program in a completely new direction. Using groundbreaking real-time technology, the team rendered Ada in Unreal Engine to accelerate the process of animated storytelling. The result is a raw and emotive film in an illustrated and characterful style that differentiates itself from a video game-style of animation.


Directed by: Dane Winn

: Tom Box

Production Manager
: Lizzie Hicks

Lead Look Development
: Arthur Tibbett

Unreal Development
: Jack Sainsbury

Pipeline TD
: Phil Stewart

Original Score
: Matthew Wilcock

Mezzo Soprano
: Katie Stephenson

Sound Design
: Matthew Wilcock, Connor Duin

Audio Post
: Zelig Sound

: Catherine Salkeld

: Sukanto Debnath

: Pietro Licini, Grace Culverwell

: Anthony Delliste

: Ben Steer, Dagmara Ziemianska, Dane Winn, Mark Spokes, Oleksiy Popov, Lorena Diaz, Megan Huggins, Steve Kimbrey, Chloe Deneuve

Unreal Artists
: Paul Mitcheson, Yolande Clerke, George Quelch, Callum Ashton, Jack Sainsbury

Special Thanks
: Ben Lumsden, Rachel Swift, Francesco Mazza, Negar Bagheri, Hannah Wong, Alec Smith, Joe Kinch, Ben Steer, Lizzie Hicks, Catherine Salkeld

Produced by
: Blue Zoo Animation

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