Watch: Animated Short 'Silvering' About a Woman Finding a Grey Hair
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2023
You never want to find your first grey hair. It's not a great experience. Yeah, it's normal, we all get grey hair at some point in our lives. But why now?! This animated short film called Silvering is made by a Scottish animation filmmaker named Eilidh Nicoll, who made this personal film about her own experience with a stray hair. Nicoll made this as her graduation film from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2021. This 6-minute short is written and directed and animated entirely by Nicoll, and has no dialogue - but it definitely doesn't need any. The sound design does all the work, along with the distinct style of the hand-drawn animation. As always, animated shorts are powerful in their storytelling potential - they're always so creative and engaging and clever, offering different perspectives and insight into life's experiences. Enjoy Nicoll's Silvering below.
Thanks to Vimeo Staff Picks for the tip on this. Brief synopsis from Vimeo: "A ritualistic evening of self-care spirals into claustrophobic self-scrutiny when a woman discovers a grey hair." Silvering is an animated short film written and directed and animated by Scottish filmmaker Eilidh Nicoll now based in London - you can see more of her work on her Vimeo or visit her official website or follow her on IG @eilidh_nicoll. She explains: "Silvering is my BA(hons) Animation graduate film, completed in 2021 at Edinburgh College of Art." She was also a recipient of the inaugural "Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize" and a Royal TV Society Student Award. The short features riginal music by Carla Sayer and Tim du Feu, and sound design by Hervé Girardin. For more info on this, visit the film's Vimeo page. To discover more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
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