Wild documentary short captures visceral circle of Sunset Prairie Round-Up

Nettie Wild is one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers. 

She said it was the people that were the genesis of Round-Up = a new National Film Board short film.

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Nettie Wild has experienced the roundup several times and returned to the Peace to capture the event on video.

“The people - the Mattsons - brought me into the fold several years ago for the Sunset Prairie Round up. It is an extraordinary horse and cattle performance and production getting 4,000 head of cattle moving – it was a visceral experience being along for the ride that first year,” she says.

Her work now results indeed in a visceral film - a cinematic contemplation of cows, humans, landscape and architecture.

Roundup is produced by Nicholas Klassen at the NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver.

She says the film crystallized with the hero shot –a drone shot of the round up from above.

“It captures the energy all of those involved – the animals, the people –so much energy moving at once. Still from a drone – magnificent shot.”

Wild’s ability to explore new ways of real life storytelling has kept her in the forefront of documentary cinema in both form and content. She works on the projects Go Fish, and The Uninterrupted as well.

To check out the film – see  https://youtu.be/vs19d78Cn5A
 

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