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Ladder to You is an octogenarian love story. Old Eric is tired of life without his dear wife, Elsie, but in his darkest moment she shows him that true love never dies.


Victoria graduated as an animator in 2006 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Victoria’s career began as a runner. Within 3 years Victoria had worked her way up to Production Manager. Victoria then moved to The Gate Films as a Producer. The Gate Films also encouraged Victoria to hone her skills as an animator and director. In 2014, Victoria launched The Gate’s specialist animation arm, PEN. After 4 years Victoria became Head of Production for Scotland at The Gate Films. At the start of 2017 Victoria left The Gate Films to join Eyebolls as Creative Producer, it is here she has been able to follow her dreams, directing commercials, short films and working on development ideas. Ladder is Victoria’s first short as a director.


To pay the bills, Chris works in one of Scotland’s top ad agencies as a writer. He’s won national and international awards for his advertising work on clients like IRN BRU, Tennent’s Lager and the Scottish Government. Chris’s real dream though is to make stories that entertain and delight audiences. He’s written and co-directed one animated short film that has been shown at The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aesthetica 2016, the Inverness Film Festival and was shortlisted for the Mclaren Award for Best British Animation. ‘Ladder to You’ is his second animated short film.

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