Following early recognition at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, An Tarow, is set to be a part of this year’s Little Wing Film Festival. Normally running in London, this year the festival has moved online with a programme of events running between the 21st – 27th September.
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.