Second To None

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Frederick Butterfield has been second place his entire long life, but when his slightly older twin brother becomes the oldest person alive, Frederick sees an opportunity to finally take first place. ‘Second To None’ follows Frederick’s attempts to make it to number one.

Writer/director Vincent Gallagher has teamed up with character designer Pierre Butler to bring ‘Second To None’ to life. Funded by the IFB/RTE Frameworks scheme, ‘Second to None’ is produced by Damian Farrell for Caboom.

Completed May 2016.


Best Animation – Irish Film & Television Academy Award

Best Animated Short – Savannah Film Festival

Audience Award – San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Festival

Best Animation – Kinsale Shark Award

Galway Film Fleadh 2016

James Horgan Award for Best Animated Short

Don Quijote Award for Best Animation (IFSS/FICC)


St Louis International Film Festival

Cork Film Festival

Tirana Film Festival

Cinema of Tomorrow Film Festival

Galway Film Fleadh 2016 (World Premiere)

TIFF. Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (International Premiere)

SITGES Fantastic Festival 2016 (European Premiere)

Savannah Film Festival 2016 (U.S. Premiere)