Over The Hill


Peter Baynton's multi-award winning, grantastic sensation of a debut short film.

Produced by the marvelous Margaret Milner Schmueck and the incredible Ian Culbard, this film traveled the globe in 2007 and 2008 scooping up gazillions of awards (well, 6) as it went. Enjoy!

The residents of the Over The Hill Rest Home are whiling away the years in a leisurely fashion. Life is rosy and slow, until a trio of grannies stumble upon a sinister secret lurking behind the flock wallpaper.

Over The Hill is an awarding winning short film commissioned by the UK Film Council and East Midlands Media. It was inspired by the director’s gran, and won several awards including…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007
McLaren Award for Best New British Animation

Austin International Film Festival, USA 2007
Best Animated Short Film

Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal 2007
RTP2 award

Seagate Foyle Film Festival, Ireland 2007
Best Short Animation

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2007
Short Film Audience Award

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA 2007
Audience Award for Short Animation

Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, UK 2007
Runner up, Best Animated Short

Raindance Film Festival, UK 2007
Runner up, Best UK Short Film

Year 2007
Director and writer Peter Baynton
Producers Margaret Milner Schmuck and Ian Culbard
Animators Wip Vernooij, Yasmeen Ismail
Music Oliver Davies
Sound Tom Russell
Executive producers Paul Welsh & Rebecca Mark-Lawson