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. Inspired by the true story of Ada Blackjack.
Directed by Dane Winn
Art Direction by Sukanto Debnath
Music by Zelig Sound
Produced by Blue-Zoo
The film came with a lot of challenges to make. Telling the story of a real person and trying to capture a chapter from her experience was a tall order, but we also had the technical challenge of achieving a sketchy 2D/3D hybrid style.
We used Unreal Engine for it's real-time rendering capabilities to iterate faster and experiment with new tools and techniques. Epic Games heard what we were working on and came over to the studio to film some behind the scenes and find out a bit about the process. Check it out below.