Second To None

Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

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Second To None is a stop-motion comedy from Vincent Gallagher, where the world's second oldest man attempts to kill the world's oldest. A black comedy about ambition, where second best is never enough.

  • Writer/Director

    Vincent Gallagher

  • Producer

    Damian Farrell

  • Lead Animator

    Jason Watts

  • Funder

    The Irish Film Board/RTÉ


  • Winner Best Animated Short - Savannah Film Festival 2016
  • Winner Audience Award - San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Festival 2016
  • Winner Best Animation - Kinsale Shark Award
  • Winner James Horgan Award for Best Animated Short
  • Winner Don Quijote Award for Best Animation (IFSS/FICC)