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 and  ING and the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

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 


• Press Award fot Best Short Film, Anima Festival  (Belgium)

• Best Animation, Curtas Vila Do Conde IFF (Portugal)

• Best Animation, HollyShorts Film Festival (USA)

• Special Jury Prize, Le Festival Silhouette (France)

• Best Animation, Paragon Film Festival (USA)
• Jury Prize, Bucheon International Animation Festival (South Korea)
• Audience Award, Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival (Italy)
• Special mention, Northern Wave International Film Festival (Iceland)
• Best animation, Eastern Nigeria Film Festival (Nigeria)
• Jury Prize, Mutoscope (France)
• Best Director, Usak Short Film Festival (Turkey)

• Best animated short, Academy of Death Racers Festival (USA)
• Prize of the Public, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)




Critic’s Week – Cannes Film Festival (France) – Special screening
Annecy International Animation Film Festival (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 Korea) – 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 (Albania) – 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 Korea) – Official Competition
Raidance Film Festival (UK) – Official Competition
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (France) – Official Competition
World of Film International Festival Glasgow (UK) – Official Competition
Alcine 51 (Spain) Official Competition
Hawai‘i International Film Festival (USA) – Official Competition
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (Portugal) – Official Competition
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival (Italy) – Official Competition
Manchester Animation Festival (UK) – Out Of Competition
Rencontres Cinessonne (France) – Non-competitive
Filmfest Düsseldorf 2022 (Germany) – Official Competition
Soho London Independent Film Festival (UK) – Official Competition
Giraf 18 (Canada) – Official Competition
Chiliwack Film Festival (Canada) – Official Competition
London International Animation Festival (UK) – Official Competition
Animateka (Slovenia) – Official Competition
Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence (France) – Official Competition
Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium) – European Competition
Festival Séquence Court-Métrage
 (France) – Official Competition
Les Arcs Film Festival (France) – Official Competition
Usak Short Film Festival (Turkey) – Official Competition
Paris Courts Devant ! (France) – Official Competition
British Independent Film Awards (UK) – Best short film
London Short Film Festival (UK) – Official Competition
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) – Lab competition
Animation First (USA) – Official Competition
International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Poland) – Official Competition
REGARD, Saguenay International Film Festival (Canada) – Official Competition