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Witness The Secret Life of Ice Cream Vans in “Gelato Go Home”

In their new short film, Gelato Go Home, animation directors Alasdair Brotherston & Jock Mooney shine some light on the lesser known subject of the seasonal migratory behavior of ice cream vans.

Featuring a score by James Orman and sound design by Fonic’s Barnaby Templer, the short was produced for Random Acts, the arts initiative of Channel 4, which commissions short-form creative works from both established artists and emerging talent. Gelato Go Home finds its inspiration from nature documentaries, Japanese animation and homages to animation classics like The Snowman.

“Although the film is based on a fairly absurd notion,” says Brotherston, “we really worked hard to give the film a proper sense of geography and logic to help make the ice cream vans and their journey more believable. We hope that grounding makes the film more engaging and ultimately uplifting.”

Directors: Alasdair Brotherston & Jock Mooney
Producer: Richard Barnett
Production Company: Trunk
3D Animation: Luca Paulli
2D Animation: Francisco Puerto Esteban, Layla Atkinson
Composer: James Orman
Sound Design & Mix: Barnaby Templer @ Fonic
Commissioner: Trunk animation in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4

  • DrSpikeSpiegel .

    Better than “Planes”.

    • FooB

      Apples and Oranges. Only similarity is that it features “living transportation devices”.

      Nice try though trying to insult Hollywood while praising indie animation to sound totally edgy though.

      • Karim

        Since when “Hollywood” as an Industry ran by corporations and lobbies needs praise ?

        Artists within it, yeah, ok, but you may not even understand that.

        Just get over it little industry fiend (‾⌣‾)♉

        • FooB

          Just remember corporations make it possible for you to use and enjoy 90% of your interests in life, including using a computer to type that post while watching your favorite TV show on the side.

          The point is you don’t need to insult something to praise something else. Why not just give a simple praise on the short? Why does it have to be “Better than Planes” for it to mean anything?

  • Jonah Sidhom

    Made me realize how much I need a vacation.

  • Ant G

    This artist really has an eye for colour. I wish the wings were different, they dont look like RV wings but rather as a giant-eagle-stuck-inside-a-car wings. But Im just nitpicking, great vid, lovely music.

  • Nick Bruel

    This was lovely. Nothing more needs to be said.

  • Patrick

    Beautifull work, nice colors and mood, I enjoyed this