Stephen McNally

The Royal Society of Arts
Most People Are Pretty Nice
Elton John
Rocket Man
Jon Hopkins
"Luminous Beings"
HSBC
Hong Kong Sevens
HSA
Disappear
RCA
Forgot
Youth Lagoon
Raspberry Cane
Meanwhile
Biography

Stephen McNally combines 2D, 3D and CG animation with his distinctive character designs to create films that are atmospheric, emotionally charged and truly cinematic. Stephen’s use of music, movement and dialogue, his understanding of pacing and his innate ability to capture the essence of a character though the lightest of touches mean that his work often packs an unexpected emotional punch.

Awards & Recognition

‘Rocket Man’
Kinsale Shark Awards shortlist best music video - Ireland
Gold Best Post Production VFX/Animation - Ireland
Nominated for Best Music Video of the Year Shots Awards
Nominated for the UKMVAs

‘Meanwhile’
Don Quijote Award for Best Animation, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland 2015
Best Student Film (Dušan Vukotić award), Animafest Zagreb, Croatia 2015
Grand Prix Next Generation, Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium 2015
Best Animation, Sehsüchte, Germany 2015
Best Animation, The Smalls Film Festival, UK 2014
Best British Animation, Anifest Canterbury, UK 2014
Critics' Choice Selection Anifest Canterbury, UK 2014
Melhor Construção de Narratividade (Best Narrative Construction), MOV Film Festival, Brazil 2015
Miglior Montaggio (Best Editing), La Guarimba Film Festival, Italy 2015
El Rey Award for Excellence in Animation, Barcelona Film Festival, Spain 2015
Royal Television Society Award Nominated, UK 2015
Special Mention Animfest Athens, Greece 2015
Adobe Design Achievement Award Honorable Mention for Animation, US 2015
Adobe Design Achievement Award Finalist for Storytelling, US 2015
McLaren Award Nominated, Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK 2015
Short of the Week
Vimeo Staff Pick

‘Forgot’
Best First Animated Short Special Mention Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland 2014
Adobe Design Achievement Award Finalist for Animation, US 2014
McLaren Award Nominated, Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK 2014
Short of the Week x2
Vimeo Staff Pick x5


Institute of Designers in Ireland Award, Best Film / TV Title, 2010
Institute of Designers in Ireland Award, Best Film / TV Title, 2008

Rolling Stone Magazine -
Number 4 spot in Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 10 Music Videos of 2015

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