Head over Heels (2012 film)

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Head over Heels
Head over Heels (2012 film) poster.jpg
Directed byTimothy Reckart
Produced byFodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Written byTimothy Reckart
StarringNigel Anthony
Rayyah McCaul
Music byJered Sorkin
Animation byTimothy Reckart
Sam Turner
Distributed byShortsHD[1]
Running time
10 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Head over Heels is a 2012 British stop motion animated short film written and directed by Timothy Reckart. The film was nominated for Best Animated Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards.[2] It also won the first Annie Award for Best Student film[3] and the Cartoon d'Or for Best European Animated Short.[4]

After being nominated for an Academy Award the film was released along with all the other 15 Oscar-nominated short films in theaters by ShortsHD.[1][5]

In March 2015, the film was posted online together with special features at www.headoverheels.tv.[6]


After many years of marriage, husband and wife Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, it brings their love crashing down, and the couple who can't agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.


  • 40th Annual Annie Awards, Best Student Film
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, Short Animation, Nominated for Best Film in British Short Film Competition
  • Galway Film Fleadh, Cartoon Saloon Best First Animation Award
  • Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil Short Animation, Best Film (Jury and Audience Award), Best Student Film (Audience Award)
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Short Animation, Audience Prize
  • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Short Animation, Nomination for Cartoon d'Or
  • St Petersburg Student Film Festival, Short Animation, Diploma for the Work of the Animation Artist
  • Animage Festival Pernambuco, Short Animation, Audience Award for Best Short Film
  • Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, Best Short Film
  • Austin Film Festival, Best Animated Short, Audience Award for Animated Short
  • Heartland Film Festival, Best Short Film, Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award
  • Cinanima Espinho, Short Animation, Special Jury Prize
  • Bath Film Festival, IMDb New Filmmaker Award
  • Fancine Málaga, Short Animation Best Animated Short (Jury Prize, Audience Prize and Youth Jury Prize)
  • Brazil Stop Motion Pernambuco, Best Student Film (Prix du Public)
  • Animpact Max Seoul, Audience Prize
  • Animateka International Animation Film Fest, Best European Student Film



Nigel Anthony as Walter
Rayyah McCaul as Madge
Puppet Fabricators- Sophie Huckfield and Charlie Buck (Arts University Bournemouth)
Cinematographer - Chloë Thomson
Production Designer - Eleonore Cremonese
Editor - James Taylor
Sound Designer - Axle Kith Cheeng
Music Composed & Performed by Jered Sorkin
Special FX Supervisor - Jennifer Groves
Visual FX Supervisor - Helen Brownell
Production Manager - Lizzie Bull
Script Editor - Tom Hill
Produced by Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Written & Directed by Timothy Reckart


  1. ^ a b "Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013". The New York Times. 2013.
  2. ^ "Head over Heels". Oscars.go.com.
  3. ^ "40th Annual Annie Awards". Annie Awards.org. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Cartoon d'or award for best short film animation". Euronews. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (2013-02-01). "Far From Epic Length, but on the Shortlist for Oscar Glory". The New York Times.
  6. ^ King, Darryn. "Tim Reckart Aims High For Online Release of 'Head Over Heels'". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 26 March 2015.

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