Nod. Wink. Horse.

Ollie Magee

stop motion, cut out, paint on cel

year: 2020

format: DCP
duration: 4'42"

production: Royal College of Art
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: United Kingdom


More About the Film

A film behind a horse. Obscuring the narrative. My act of self-destruction.

Director, scriptwriter, animator, editor, sound designer: Ollie Magee
Production Assistants: David Crump, Ciara Kerr, Dermot Lynskey, John Summerson 
Voices: Dimitris Armenakis, Camille Gibut, John Summerson 
Sound Mix: Mike Wyeld
Music used: Yun Yun - Yong Du Chunxiao 
School: Royal College of Art

Ollie Magee is a Northern Irish filmmaker. Ollie settled in England to study animation at the Bristol School of Animation, and later the Royal College of Art in London. A background in painting and music. Drawn to ideas around anti narrative and structuralist film. 

Nod. Wink. Horse. (2020, graduation film), La Façade (2018, student film), We As Child (2018, animation director), Fall (2016, student film)


  • Cocteau Award, Film Maudit 2.0, 2021
  • Lodz Students Jury Special Mention in the International Stop Motion Competition, StopTrik Lodz 2020 in 2021
  • Best Student Animated Short Film, Tatsuno International Film Festival 2021

Nomination for British Animation Awards 2020


Ann Arbor Film Festival (24/3-29/3/2020) 
Edinburgh International Film Festival (2020)
Hiroshima International Animation Festival (20/8-24/8/2020) 
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (1/9-5/9/2020)
Encounters Film Festival (18/9-11/10/2020)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival (1/10-10/10/2020)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (8/10-10/10/2020)
Stoptrik International Film Festival, Maribor (8/10-11/10/2020), Lodz (26/6-27/6/2021)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (20/10-25/10/2020)
PÖFF Shorts (17/11-25/11/2020)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (30/11-6/12/2020)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter (11/1-17/1/2021)
Film Maudit 2.0, Los Angeles (12/1-24/1/2021)
London Short Film Festival (15/1-23/1/2021)
Premiers Plans Film Festival (25/1-31/1/2021)
Kaboom Animation Festival (31/3-4/4/2021)
Animocje International Animation Film Festival (18/4-24/4/2021) 
Animatricks International Animation Festival (20/5-30/5/2021)
Festival du film d'animation de Savigny (12/6/2021)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (1/7-4/7/2021) 
Lago Film Festival (23/7-1/8/2021)
British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin (5/8-11/8/2021) 
Turku Animation Festival (25/8-29/8/2021)
Festival of Animation Berlin (1/10-3/10/2021)
Revolutions per Minute Festival (15/10-17/10/2021) 
Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA (15/10-24/10/2021)
Canlandıranlar Film Festival (18/10-24/10/2021) 
Tatsuno International Film Festival (20/11-29/11/2021)
Animart Festival, Hydra (10/7-20/7/2022)