Following early recognition at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, An Tarow is set to continue its festival success with three award nominations at the 2020 Little Wing Film Festival. Director of Photography René Huwaë’s work is recognised in the Best Cinematography category, Producer and Editor Ella Turner is recognised for Best Editing, and Jonny Dry is recognised in the Best Director category. Normally running in London, this year the festival has moved online with a programme of events running between the 21st – 27th September. The full award nominees can be found here.
An Tarow will be screening on the 24th September as part of the Forgotten Britain programme alongside Thomas Read’s Brithdir Mawr – Living Off Grid, Thomas Line’s DJ Dougal's Dad, Rory Wilson’s Loco, Daisy Leigh-Phippard’s Sealskin, Jacob Hesmondhalgh’s The Saw Makers, and Alfie Elms’ West of the Lakes. The programme depicts deprived towns, dying industries and lost traditions across the country, exploring a side of Britain that is often neglected and unseen.
The film is recognised alongside a range of international filmmaking talent; including Joewi Verhoeven’s cinematography for Heading South, the directing of Laurie Barraclough’s Birdwatcher and Johanna Sutherland’s Lussevaka in the Best Director category, as well Jesse Lewis-Reece’s editing for Eyelash.
The grassroots festival, now in its fourth year, is continuing its work challenging barriers in to the film industry, amplifying diverse voices and redefining the conversation for a new generation of filmmakers. Previous years films include Tyro Heath’s Mash, Maria Neheimer’s Dark Hearts and Lou Cheruy Zidi’s Hollywood Is In Her Head.
The judges this year hail from across the UK film industry including Game of Throne DOP Fabian Wagner, UK Film Review Editor Chris Olson, festival strategy consultant Rebekah Louise Smith, Scottish BAFTA winner Jamie Robson, critic Dr. Toby Reynolds, actor Mark Lyminster, director Dejan Mrkic and MET Film School teacher Indra Bhose.
This will be the second festival for An Tarow which was shot on location across Redruth, Truro, Carn Brea, Watergate Bay and West Penwith. 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.
The press kit is available to view here.