TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF CUBAN RUM IS TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF CUBA ITSELF.
Anyone with even a fleeting relationship with Cuba knows that rum has influenced virtually every aspect of Cuban culture. From belief systems to music to revolution, rum has been there, playing its part. "Cuba in a Bottle" tells its story throughout each step of the island’s history, with hand drawn animation, a full original soundtrack that was recorded with a full Cuban band and a diverse cast which reflects the melting pot that is Cuba’s past and present. From rarely filmed religious ceremonies, to the barracks of the sugar cane cutters, the story is told through interviews with legends from the world of music, sport and film as well as a host of Cuban rum experts and master blenders, to reveal how rum is the lifeblood of the country and still remains the sweet pulse of the Cuban soul.
EPISODE 3 : coming soon...
Directed & Produced by BEN HOLMAN & CHARLIE INMAN
Written by CHARLIE INMAN, BEN HOLMAN & DAVE BROOM
Editor & Assistant Director - FRANCISCO FORBES
Director of Photography - BEN HOLMAN
Animation - GERVAIS MERRYWEATHER & TOM MALINS
Original Score by - TOM CC & BARAK SCHMOOL
Voiceover - JOE SHIRE
Produced by BEIJA FILMS in association with KNOCK KNOCK