The Rhino and the Redbill
Year of production: 2020
Running Time: 5:55
The Rhino and the Redbill is an independently produced animated pilot funded by kickstarted backers. It is currently appearing in film festivals worldwide throughout the year!
In the wild, Rhinos and Red-Billed Oxpeckers have a very unique symbiotic relationship. The oxpeckers spend their day nestled on top of the rhino for food and protection, and in return they help to alert the often visually-impaired rhinos if there is danger in the area. They can however, be a nuisance to their hosts, often picking at wounds when searching for food, and their bond can quickly turn parasitic.
Based on their relationship in the wild, The Rhino and the Redbill is an action-adventure short about a blind rhinoceros named Niles, and a flight-impaired oxpecker named Redford, working together to survive the harsh realities of a drought ravaged wilderness. Scorchwater Valley is dying and it's taking everyone else down with it. It's every creature for themselves as social structures have collapsed and factions of carnivorous gangs, evil cults, and deadly poachers struggle to survive. Niles and Redford have to work together to survive in a dying world, provided they can survive each other.
Year of production: 2018
Running Time: 5:55
A science fiction, musical adventure set in the deepest reaches of the universe!
Olympiads: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Year of production: 2014
Running Time: 2:40
My thesis film from Sheridan College, Olympiads is a short animated film made over the course of my fourth year.
My name is Alex Henderson, I'm a freelance animator/concept artist from Ontario, Canada. I am a graduate from Sheridan College's Bachelor of Arts in Animation program, with credits in film, television, and advertising.
Recently I've worked as an animator at DHX Media, and a director on award winning independent productions such as Breathing Space and The Rhino and the Redbill. Now a days I specialise in blending hand-drawn animation with CGI to create a unique style that is both efficient and cost-effective, making it accessible for small businesses to purchase their own animated media.
On this site you will find samples of my work, as well as commission information should you be interested in buying work from me. Thanks for taking the time to visit, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests.