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  Albi just wants to enjoy a quiet drink with his lifelong partner Dee. Problem is the Twin Willows retirement home has an alcohol shortage on its hands. Worst of all it's Christmas and the other residents are not happy either. So in the dead of night a plan for a militant booze heist is being hatched…

Gin & Dry is a funny and heartbreaking story about drinking habits, memory and accepting who we are in our old age. It is a reflective look at the relationship between our favourite tipple and our greatest love.

Commissioned by Film London through the Southern Exposures Film Fund / London Borough Fund Short Film Initiative.


Southern Exposure Film London London Development Agency
Age Concern   Molinare
Wizzo & Co.   Sony
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Oscar was born and raised in Pembrokeshire West Wales. He studied filmmaking at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in the South East of England. He then went on to work at Goldcrest Post Production and then the renowned Working Title Films and gained valuable experience in production on movies like Paul Greengrass's 'Green Zone'. Although Oscar has experience as a professional screenwriter, 'Gin & Dry' is Oscar Plewes' first short film as a director.

He is presently busy developing several screenplays with a view to make his directorial feature film debut.

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  Jonathan has developed a distinguished stage career with regular appearances at The Royal Shakespeare Company most notably playing Richard II. Recently he starred in the acclaimed Yes, Minister stage adaptation for Chichester Festival Theatre, and alongside Jeremy Irons in Hampstead Theatres’ The God’s Weep.

On Television he recently appeared in BBC1’s sci-fi primetime drama Paradox, and has previously appeared on screen in Hustle, Little Dorrit, A Touch Of Frost, Foyles War, Cold Feet, and The Bill.

  A career stretching across 6 decades – David De Keyser was born in 1927 and has been scene in numerous television dramas including: Rome, Silent Witness, Goodnight Sweetheart, Between The Lines, Robin of Sherwood, and  Bergerac.

He has also lent his voice work to some of cinemas’ classic films such as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Superman The Movie, Excalibur, and most recently in Doctor Who.

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  Badi has had a distinguished career since the early 80’s as a character actor in major feature films such as My Beautiful Laundrette, Cry Freedom, Bhaji on the Beach, Kevin & Perry Go Large and recently in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

On Television Badi has been seen in Torchwood, Clocking Off, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Cracker, The Buddha of Suburbia, and Casualty. He is a wonderful personality both on screen and off.


  June has been working on stage and screen since 1966. In that time she has starred in Z Cars, Prime Suspect, Inspector Morse, Last of The Summer Wine,Holby City,  Jonathan Creek and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries amongst numerous other drama appearances - Most recently she guest starred on Wallander alongside Kenneth Branagh.



  The Making of Gin & Dry documents the fascinating making of a short film which went on receive a theatrical release in cinemas nationwide across the UK. Over 110+ pages of stunning photography, goes behind the scenes on the very special short film shoot.

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