Sharp Shorts Year 2
Year: 2023

Synopsis: Mimi is an old lady who remembers fragments of her life through a cloud of dementia, through the help of Elder her husband, against a confusing backdrop of their 60th Wedding Anniversary party.


Director & Animator: Wilma Smith
Producer: Carol Brown
Executive Producer: Ken Anderson
Screenwriter: Wilma Smith
Assistant Director: Catriona McLeod
DOP: Andrew O’Connor, Leon Brehony
Camera Assistants: Chris Kinghorn and Rosslyn McCormick
Gaffer: Seyma Dag
Production Assistants: Lipa Hussain & Jordan Russell
Production Design: Nazia Mohammad
Script Supervisor: Cat Napier
Costume Design: Wilma Smith
Hair & Makeup: Joanne McAuliffe
Storyboard: Russell McEwan
Models & Animation Set Design: Wilma Smith
Editor: Wilma Smith
Sound Design: Keith Duncan
Composer: Graham Pointer
Online Editor: Jack Lang

Cast: Tina Gray, David Hayman, Helena Creaney and Eilidh McCormick

Photo credit: Katie McLean and Corey Taylor


About Wilma Smith

Wilma Smith is a filmmaker with over 20 years of experience, making animations as a teenager, she went to Glasgow School of Art (2000). She co-wrote and co-directed several digital features which screened internationally with Four Eyes and My Life as a Bus Stop nominated for the Michael Powell Award at EIFF. Wilma edited the viral video for Mark Millar’s graphic novel Kickass. Wilma made a Bridging the Gap (2016) and continues to develop work with Scottish Documentary Institute and she’s currently the Filmmakers Programme Manager at GMAC Film since 2020.


About Carol Brown

Carol Brown is a creative, entrepreneurial producer based in Scotland. Carol completed her M.F.A in Producing from the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program in Los Angeles on a scholarship from BAFTA LA. Carol has produced several critically acclaimed short films over the years, while also working in the industry on larger productions. Most recently, Carol was Associate Producer on the Netflix feature film A Castle for Christmas, where she was responsible for overseeing the pick-up shoot. She has just completed filming on a Creative Scotland funded short film and has first-hand experience of shooting during the pandemic.