Vincent Gallagher’s Short Film SECOND TO NONE to have it’s International Toronto International Film Festival

Posted August 10, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News

Vincent Gallagher’s short film SECOND TO NONE will have it’s International Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016. The short film is the only Irish short selected amongst 41 international films in the Short Cuts category.

SECOND TO NONE tells the story of Frederick Butterfield, a failed inventor who has always played second fiddle to his mere one minute older twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick  sees his opportunity to be first place. He’ll just have to get rid of his brother to do it.

Written and directed by Vincent Gallagher and produced by Damian Farrell, the film had it’s World Premiere at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh where it received both the James Horgan Award for Best Animated Short and the Don Quijote Award for Best Animation. The former is Academy Award Qualifying, which sees Second To None in consideration for the 2017 Oscars in the short film (animated) category.

SECOND TO NONE is described as an extremely ambitious film using traditional animation techniques coupled with live action aesthetics and sensibilities. Commenting on the selection, director Vincent Gallagher said, “I am thrilled that Second To None has been selected to screen at TIFF. After such an amazing year for Irish film, it means so much that I get to continue fly the flag at such a prestigious event.”

Second to None was produced with the support of RTE and the Irish Film Board.