A five minute animated short film, blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four people traversing a city, each lost in their own separate worlds, trapped in their memories, regrets and frustrations. Meanwhile uses bold colour schemes and fragments of narratives to examine empathy in urban insularity.

  • Stephen McNally
  • Sara Haughton
    Key Cast
    Doom, The Omen, The Fourth Kind
  • Dan Armour
    Key Cast
    Nowhere Boy, The Life and Crimes of William Palmer, For Queen and Country
  • Phil Deguara
    Key Cast
    Air, The End
  • Dan Larkin
  • Mike Wyeld
  • Adam Cullen
  • Aoife Mooney
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Canterbury Anifest, Best British Film
    Canterbury, UK
    October 27, 2014
    Best British Film
  • The Smalls Film Festival, Best Animation
    London, UK
    September 2, 2014
    UK Premiere
    Best Animation
  • Brussels Short Film Festival, Grand Prix
    Brussels, Belgium
    Grand Prix Next Generation
  • Sehsuechte Film Festival, Best Animation
    Postdam-Babelsberg, Germany
    April 25, 2015
    Best Animation
  • Animfest Athens, Special Mention
    Athens, Greece
    March 24, 2015
    Greece Premiere
    Special Mention
  • Cinanima
    Espinho, Portugal
    November 11, 2014
    Portuguese Premiere
  • London Short Film Festival
    January 21, 2015
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    Atlanta Georgia
    US Premiere
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
    Landshut, Germany
  • Mecal Film Festival
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Flatpack Film Festival
    Birmingham, UK
  • British Shorts Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    German Premiere
  • Monstra Film Festival
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Friss Hús Film Festival
    Budapest, Hungary
    Hungarian Premiere
  • Northwest Animation Festival
    Portland, Oregon
  • Ciné Privé Film Festival
    Ghent, Brussels
  • Animafest Zagreb
    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Brooklyn Film Festival
    New York
  • Northwest Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon, US
  • Edinburgh Film Festival
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    McLaren Award nomination
  • Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
    Seoul, South Korea
Director Biography - Stephen McNally

Stephen McNally animated at the Irish national broadcaster for 7 years before completing an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art in London. He now directs animation in London.

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