short animated film, ‘Second to None’ awarded Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere

Irish writer / director Vincent Gallagher’s short animated film, ‘Second to None’ has been awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere.

Winning the Best Animation prize at the 14th annual Irish Film and Television Academy Awards, Second to None has won awards at several international festivals including The Austin Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival, as well as being selected for Tribeca as part of Whoopi Goldberg’s specially curated animated shorts program.

Second to None was produced by Damian Farrell for Caboom, an independent film production company and creative studio based in Dublin with offices in London and Los Angeles.

The stop-motion animated film focuses on the ambition of the world’s second oldest man. When Fredericks twin brother becomes the world’s oldest man by a mere minute, Frederick finally sees his chance to take first place, by whatever means necessary.

The film was shot over 6 months with a core team of just 4 people. Everything you see on screen was meticulously handcrafted specifically for the film. The film was animated by Jason Watts, characters were designed and fabricated by Pierre Butler and sets were designed and built by Aoife Noonan of Bowsie Workshop.

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