Following recognition at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and Little Wing Film Festival, An Tarow, is set to be a part of this year’s Cornwall Film Festival. This year the festival will be split over both online and physical screenings. Cornwall Film Festival’s own physical screening is set to take place on the 14th November at The Poly in Falmouth, alongside a number of other South West filmmakers presenting work. These include Zoe Alker, Hannah Baxter-Freeman, Tommy Gillard and Lucie Eckersley.
Amplify, coordinated alongside Bath, Brighton (Cinecity) and Cambridge Film Festivals, is bringing a diverse programme of films to audiences across the UK. This includes an International Shorts programme including the likes of Adnan directed by Steven Chatterton, Appreciation directed by Tomisin Adepeju and Guardians of Ua Huka directed by Ben Cherry. This will show alongside a curated South West shorts playlist and offerings from the other four festivals.
Written by Samuel Jay Chessel and produced by Ella Turner, An Tarow has had a successful run at the festivals it has been selected for so far, with a Best Celtic Short nomination at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, and further two nominations and win at Little Wing Film Festival, that has recognised its editing, cinematography and directing.
Cornwall Film Festival will be the third festival for An Tarow, which was shot on location across Redruth, Truro, Carn Brea, Watergate Bay and West Penwith back in November 2019. The film follows the young, up and coming 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.