Head Over Heels
Nominated for Best Animated Short at the 85th Academy Awards

A 10-minute stop motion animation. World premiered in 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival and won Oscar-qualifying grand prizes at Anima Mundi, Heartland Film Festival, and Austin Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance.



WINNER:
BEST STUDENT FILM, 40th Annual Annie Awards
CARTOON D'OR: Best Animated Short from Europe, 2013
BEST FILM (Jury Prize), BEST FILM (Audience Prize), BEST STUDENT FILM (Audience Prize), Anima Mundi, 2012
BEST SHORT FILM and CRYSTAL HEART AWARD, Heartland Film Festival, 2012
BEST ANIMATED SHORT, Austin Film Festival, 2012
AUDIENCE PRIZE, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, 2012
BEST SHORT FILM, Dinard Festival of British Film, 2012
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM, Animage Festival, 2012
DIPLOMA FOR WORK OF THE ANIMATION ARTIST, St Petersburg Beginning Film Festival, 2012
NOMINATION for 2013 Cartoon d'Or competition, Encounters Festival, 2012
BEST FIRST ANIMATION, Galway Film Fleadh, 2012

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation 2012
Edinburgh Film Festival, 2012 (Nominated for Best British Short Film)
Seoul International Animation Festival (SICAF), 2012
Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2012

Written and Directed by Timothy Reckart
Produced by Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Cinematographer: Chloë Thomson
Production Designer: Eléonore Cremonese
Editor: James Taylor
Sound Designer: Axle Kith Cheeng
Music Composed & Performed by Jered Sorkin
SFX Supervisor: Jenny Groves
VFX Supervisor: Helen Brownell
Production Manager: Lizzie Bull
Script Editor: Tom Hill
Animated by Timothy Reckart and Sam Turner
[c] 2012 NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL