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On an train journey without stops or destination, an observer goes to extreme lengths to avoid other passengers, a giant baby runs away from his parents, a romantic woman starts an relationship with a cuckoo, and a naïve boy discovers that some problems can’t be fixed by pictures of unicorns.

Directed by Nelly Michenaud as her graduation project from the National Film & Television School’s Animation Masters, Almost There has quickly gained attention from leading animation festivals around the world.

Official Selection: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

Official Selection: Animafest Zagreb 2019

Official Selection: Athens Animafest 2019

Selected for the 35th Edition of the Cartoon Club in Rimini, Italy 2019

Official Selection: Festival of Animation Berlin 2019



Written & Directed by Nelly Michenaud

Written by Tim Dees

Produced by Kate Phibbs & Nathanael Baring

Cinematography by Alana Mejia Gonzaléz

Production Design by Theo Boswell

Stop Motion Assistant Rich Farris

Edited by Celina Øier

Music by Adam Price

Sound Design by Iannis Spanos

Colour Grading by Liz Glennard