France, Denmark

Synopsis

1863, United States of America.
12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in a large convoy of covered wagons in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane dresses as a boy and becomes increasingly troublesome for the community due to her outspoken braveness. When the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she runs away to find proof of her innocence …
In the Wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her and confirms her unique personality … revealing the mythical and slightly mysterious Calamity Jane.

Director's Biography

After an academic drawing school, Rémi Chayé worked several years as an illustrator, before discovering animation by chance. Rémi enjoyed working among teams and trained with elders on storyboard and layout work. In 2003, he joined the animated film directing school La Poudrière where he directed three short films.
He worked on several feature films as both assistant director and story artist for THE SECRET OF KELLS and THE PAINTING, as well as a story artist for KERITY and EVOLUTION MAN.
LONG WAY NORTH, released in France in January 2016, marked his debut as a feature film director and graphic author.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Rémy Chayé

Written by: Rémy Chayé

Produced by: Henri Magalon, Claire Lacombe

Editing: Benjamin Massoubre

Original Score: Florencia Di Concilio

Nominations and Awards

  • European Animated Feature Film 2020