Vincent Gallagher’s stop-motion black comedy about the world’s second oldest man will have its International Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016.


Written and directed by Gallagher and produced by Damian Farrell of Dublin & LA based Caboom, SECOND TO NONE tells the story of failed inventor Frederick Butterfield, who has been second place his entire long life, but when his slightly older twin brother, Herman, becomes the oldest person alive, Frederick sees an opportunity to finally take first place.

SECOND TO NONE had its World Premiere at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh where it received both the Don Quijote Award for Best Animation and the James Horgan Award for Best Animated Short, which places SECOND TO NONE in consideration for the 2017 Oscars in the short film (animated) category. The short has the backing and support of RTE and the Irish Film Board.