This short story follows a ten-year-old girl named Ali who experiences a life-changing event. It is a simple and natural narrative complimented by a slow pace. Set in Ireland, this short is based around a kettle, an important object in relation to both this story and Irish lifestyle.
Inspired by a first-hand account, Citeal’s central theme is concerned with the discovery of something fantastic in the experience of the mundane. Paired with the warmth and comfort associated with a typical Irish household a familiar experience is portrayed as new.
With strong line work, solid colouring and block shading, the colours are warm and comforting to invite the viewer in. The palettes of the characters are vibrant to stand out in contrast to their environment. Methods of production include 2D traditional animation and colouring techniques.