Adapted from the story by Joy Cowley about an old man who desperately tries to warn a village of an impending disaster.
High above a fishing village on a hilltop, an old man lives alone. One morning, an earthquake jolts the village. Relieved that no one is hurt, the villagers turn their attention to repairing the damage. But the old man remains very distressed. He tries to attract the villagers' attention, but no one notices him. Desperate, he sets fire to his own house. Seeing the smoke, the villagers race up the hill to help him. Their lives are saved when the tidal wave which the old man expected sweeps into the village below.
From Fish Bay, an idyllic and secluded corner of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds, comes three more animated films based on author Joy Cowley's enchanting stories:
Other credits: Based on the stories by Joy Cowley
Direction and Animation by Bob Stenhouse
Co-Produced by Hugh MacDonald
Samoan Music Advisor: Galumalemana Hunkin
Music for Incredible Creature and Fisherboy by Dempsey Woodley
Music for The Orchard by Michelle Scullion