BAFTA for Mark Jenkin for BAIT

People like to think that Cornwall is all about cream teas, Poldark and Doc Martin. As we all know, the harsh reality is that Cornwall is a poor region which receives little help from the centre.

Bair is a gritty British drama film written by Mark Jenkin. It is about a struggling fisherman, the tensions between tourists and locals. Short-term lets, second homes, and gentrification are all covered by this film about two brothers in a Cornish fishing village. It was shot in Charlestown and West Penwith, stars Edward Rowe (known to many as Kernow King) and has been lauded by the film critic websites.

Last night, at the BAFTAS, Mark Jenkin, from Newlyn, won an award for the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer. Huge congrats to him.

 

See a trailer for the film here.

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