Bait

Bait at Lewannick Community Cinema

Director: Mark Jenkin

Starring: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

Made in Cornwall, about Cornwall, by Cornish people!

Bait was captured on100ft rolls of B&W Kodak stock, using a 1976 16mm clockwork Bolex camera giving a maximum 28 seconds per take.

Shot with a single lens for a consistency of aesthetic.

A total of 130 rolls or 13,000 ft of film was hand-processed using an antique Bakelite rewind tank.

No two rolls come out the same.

Read more about the making of Bait

Cert: 15 - 88 min mins.

Admission Adult £5.00. Under 16 £3.50.

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