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Synopsis

Behind the picture postcard veneer of a Cornish fishing village alienation, resentment and anger bubble away. The view may be beautiful, but you can’t eat it.
Martin Ward, is a cove-fishermen without a boat, infuriated with his brother using the family vessel for day-tripping, and a brooding resentment for tourists flocking to the village while locals are relegated to a sink estate on the hill. Nearing the end of the summer season, an argument over a parking space with incomers, who bought his old family home, comes to represent all that is wrong with the world for Martin. Tensions rise and when a misguided prank and retaliation escalates to tragedy the brothers are forced to unite and face the future together.
'Bait' shifting light, captured on B&W 16mm film and processed by hand; a grainy black and white polemic, the state of the nation seen through a family lens. Rugged cliffs, stark seascapes, working hands, silent faces, the screech of a gull, the smoke from a barbeque, clashing classes, tensions building, a casual theft, a threat issued, a punch thrown, retribution, high tide, low water, laughter at dusk, regret in the morning, beauty, anger, compassion, hope.
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Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
16mm Black and White
Director
Mark Jenkin
Producer
Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Executive Producer
Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Editor
Mark Jenkin
Screenwriter
Mark Jenkin
Director of Photography
Mark Jenkin
Production Designer
Mae Voogd
Sound
Dan Thompson
Music
Thea Gilmore, The Malarkey, Gwenno
Principal Cast
Edward Rowe, Simon Shepherd, Mary Woodvine, Giles King

Genre

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Last updated 14th June 2018

Production Company

Early Day Films Limited
Stanley House
Totterdown
Bristol
BS4 3BA
info@earlydayfilms.com
http://www.earlydayfilms.com