After a long process of post-production throughout November, December and January that involved editor Ella Turner, composer Dan Baboulene, colourist René Huwaë and sound designer Nico Metten, An Tarow was successfully completed and delivered to the commissioners at the Cornish Language Office. The film, which shot on location across Redruth, Truro, Carn Brea, Watergate Bay and West Penwith follows Jackson New in the role of Peder who finds enough courage from his mother’s Cornish tales to confront his abusive father.
The film features Edward Rowe in the role of Mal, who’s recent film Bait was nominated for Outstanding British Film in the 2020 BAFTA’s with director Mark Jenkin picking up the BAFTA for Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer. Bryher Flanders, whose previous credits include work with R&D, Soho Theatre, Bunker Theatre, RADA and BBC New Creatives, plays Peder’s mum Cara. With local Cornish actor Tim Cartwright playing teacher Mr Cormoron.
Dan Baboulene returned to collaborate with Jonny Dry for a second time having previously won awards for his work on Third Quarter from the New Renaissance Film Festival in London. On An Tarow the two of them worked closing to write a sparse violin based score which accompanies Peder’s journey between the quoit and town close to his home. The score was ultimately performed by Cardiff based violinist Lottie Price and mastered in Dan’s studio in southeast London. Dan found time from his busy composition schedule which has included recent credits The Brexit Storm Continues: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story, Jason Winard’s Uncertain Kingdom funded short Pavement and the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film Escape from Pretoria.
An Tarow now goes on to a public and festival screening circuit that will continue across Cornwall and the UK. The press kit is available to view here and further details on An Tarow’s festival screenings will follow in early Spring.