Time for Love

Time for Love is a short film written and directed by filmmaker and poet Sean Lìonadh; it explores homophobia and the concept of normalcy in modern society.

I worked on this project as Animator, as well as 3rd Assistant Director. 






Sean Lìonadh for BBC The Social


Time for Love on Facebook


The video went viral on various social media platforms, including Facebook and .Twitter.

On facebook alone, it has accumulated over 11 million views and has been shared over 140 thousand times.

The short film won The John Byrne Award in April 2018, and has been nominated for various other awards.

Time for Love Subtitles Example


The film is a visualisation of a poem, making the words spoken an integral part of the piece.

Additionally, since the film was to be shown primarily on Facebook, subtitling was essential.

As sole animator on the team, it was my task to not only create said subtitles, but also animate other graphic elements at points.  

The approach we chose for the subtitles is characterised by variations in typeface, as well as placement, and size — creating an equality of authority between visuals and sound.