Bottled History

Smith Journal
Short Film

Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles.

In shooting this film we found Ray to be a humble, inspiring and accommodating subject and a great conversationalist.

Bottled History found its audience quickly, becoming a Vimeo staff pick and receiving over 200,000 views in the first three weeks after launch. It has since been featured in the New York Maritime Film Festival.

Ray says he likes it too.