The Story of Gin

This award-winning animated short film is about the popular spirit Gin and its interesting and varied history. The style harks back to the early days of jazz music and cocktails, in its punchy music and strong, moody palette. The story covers Gin's popularity throughout the decades and particularly its inclusion in cocktails and the cocktail era of the early 1950s. Simple, graphic shapes and great palettes of rich colours were used to lend the retrospective feel that sums up Gin's character. Although it is an entirely digital animation, the line quality and paper texture convey a traditional hand drawn touch.

  • Daniel Cantwell
    Director
  • Daniel Cantwell
    Writer
  • Ailbhe Cantwell
    Writer
  • Ailbhe Cantwell
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    History, Animation, short film
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dublin Animation Film Festival
    Dublin, Ireland
    October 17, 2015
    Irish Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • Accenture Digital Media Awards
    Dublin
    Ireland
    February 19, 2016
    Silver for Best Design / Art Direction
  • Global Short Film Awards

    Semi-Finalists
  • Funny Cat Film Festival
    Online
    Russian Federation
    March 12, 2016
    Best Short Animated Film
  • Funny Cat Film Festival

    Russian Federation
    Best Graphics Solution
  • Global Irish Design Challenge Exhibition - June-August 2016
    Dublin
    Ireland
    June 15, 2016
  • October Monthly Film Festival
    Online
    October 8, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Anim!Arte Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    December 12, 2015
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tally Shorts Film Festival
    Tallahassee, Florida
    February 20, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • January Short of the Month
    Online
    Finalists
  • The Best Film Festival
  • Animex Awards
    Middlesborough
    February 14, 2016
  • Boston Independent Film Festival
  • Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
  • International Animation Awards, March 2016

    Finalists
  • Blackbird Film Festival

    United States
  • Fastnet Short Film Festival
    Schull
    Ireland
  • Anifest Film Festival
  • Euro Fest International Film Festival
    St Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    June 4, 2016
  • Fest Anca International Animation Festival

    Slovakia
    July 3, 2016
  • TMT Media Awards

    Most Acclaimed Short Animation
  • CreActive International Open Film Festival

    June 10, 2016
    Semi Finalist
  • North Portland Unknown 2 minute Film Festival
    Portland
    October 15, 2016
    Official Selection
Director - Daniel Cantwell