Continuing its run of South West screenings, An Tarow has been selected as part of the Exeter Phoenix Two Short Nights Film Festival. Originally scheduled for a physical screening but now running online between the 18th and 26th February, An Tarow will be streaming in the Local Talent programme alongside the likes of Orson Cornick, Emma Grazette and Isla Ure.
The festival, sponsored by Production Base, Red Giant, BFI Film Audience Network and MUBI is now in its 19th year having championed filmmakers in both the South West and beyond. This year the festival is running in an online format, with five short film programmes available to stream as well as the premiere of the 48 Hour Film Challenge and a live pitching session for the South West Documentary Commission.
Other featured films include Cameron Richards’ The Sea which was recently featured on the Alzheimer’s Research UK website, BFI NETWORK short A Noble Truth directed by Tia Salibury and Kieran Stringfellow’s Bulldog.
Written by Samuel Jay Chessel and produced by Ella Turner, An Tarow has been recognised 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.
Two Short Nights Film Festival will be the fourth 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.