By Joseph Pierce
Year of production : 2022
Running time : 13′

Produced by Melocoton (FR) • Bridge Way (UK) • Endorfilm (CZ) • OZÙ Productions (BE)
Co-produced by Arte • Shelter Prod

With the support of the Cinema and Audiovisual Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation


Synopsis: Driving along the motorway, Will loses his sense of scale. As his crippling drug addiction deepens, he struggles to unpick the sequence of events that led to his predicament, before he’s lost forever.

Scale is adapted from Will Self ’s novella Scale, from the collection of stories Grey Area, published in 1994.

Sound Dominic Fitzgerald

Director of photography Vanessa Whyte

Music Composer Lung Dart

Special Effects Edd Stockton, Jérémie Mazurek

Narrator Sam Spruell

Author of original work Will Self

Screenwriters Joseph Pierce, Nicolas Pleskof

Editor Robbie Morrison

Lead Animation Natazsa Cetner

Lead Backgrounds Nadia Micault

Lead compositing Rémi Vandenitte 


Best animation, Curtas Vila Do Conde IFF (Portugal) Best animation, HollyShorts Film Festival (USA) 



Semaine de la Critique – Festival de Cannes (France) – Special screening • Festival International d’Annecy (France) – Official competition • Curtas Vila Do Conde (Portugal) – Official competition  Guanajuato International Film (Mexico) –  International competition  Cerdanya Film Festival (France) – Official competition  HollyShorts Film Festival (USA) – Official competition  Animist Tallinn (Estonia) – Official competition  Casa da Animação (Portugal) – Non competitive  Etrange Festival (France) – Official competition  Le Festival Silhouette (France) –Official competition  Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Extreme-short Image & Film Festival (South Corea) – Official competition  Paysages de Cinéastes (France) – Official competition  Batumi International Art House Film Festival (BIAFF) (Georgia) – Official competition  Festival du film Européen du film fantastique de Strasbourg (France) – Official competition  TIFF Tirana Film Festival (Albany) – Official competition  Weird Animation Market and WFest (Spain) –Official competition  Sitges Film Festival (Spain) –Official competition  Curt’Arruda (Portugal) –Official competition  Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) – Official competition  Bucheon International Animation Festival (South Corea) – Official competition  Raindance Film Festival (United Kingdom) – Official competition