What Does Otto See?

Directed by Neil Baker

Otto, a decrepit busking hobo, bashes out a jaunty tune on his toy piano to amuse passers by and hopefully earn him the odd coin. But on a pavement full of street maestros why would anyone spare a penny for old Otto? Because if you deposit a coin in this urchins cap and you shall discover the answer to an unknowable secret of the universe. The question is who's universe?


  • Directed by: Neil Baker
  • Written by Benjamin Dalby & Neil Baker
  • Based on an idea & characters by: Benjamin Dalby
  • Animated by: Neil Baker
  • Music by: Hugh Cowling
  • Saxophone by: Simon D'Souza
  • Sound by: Hugh Cowling, Neil Baker & Craig Bratley
  • Vocal Stylings by: David Ashton-Hill, Neil Baker, Debbie Clark & Deborah Shore.



Winner: Best UK Animated Short @ Cornwall Film Festival 2011

  • Athens AnimFest 2012 (In Competition) 1-7 March 2012
  • Ignite Lincolnshire - Spalding 26th Feb 2012
  • Lincoln Shorts: 7th March 2012 (Lincoln Drill Hall)
  • MECAL - Short Film Festival - Barcelona (In Competition) - April 2012
  • Magma Short Film Festival - Rotorua (NZ) 23rd - 29th April 2012
  • Scratch International Animation Festival - Lecce (Italy) 22rd - 24th June 2012
  • London International Animation Festival (UK) - October - November 2012
  • Bang Short Film Festival - Nottingham (UK) - 23rd November 2012

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