Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis met at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver where they studied film, video and animation.
They each went on to create their own works with the National Film Board of Canada (Strings and The Reluctant Deckhand) before co-directing When the Day Breaks which received over 30 international awards including the Palme D’Or at Cannes, a Genie Award, an Oscar® nomination and the Grand Prix at Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima International Animation Festivals.
Wild Life, their latest short with the NFB has won several prizes and in 2012 was nominated for an Academy Award.
Tilby and Forbis have also collaborated on assorted commissioned projects and directed numerous TV commercials. The Interview, their acclaimed spot for United Airlines, was nominated for an Emmy® in 2004.