Up-coming BFI NETWORK funded short film Mackling by Newlyn based writer Callum Mitchell will feature award-winning actor Jamie Robson in the lead role of Bud, alongside a supporting cast of Mark Harandon as Sully and Simon Edwards as Rodney, as well as introducing Harry Ladd in the young role of Patch.
Set in a world of reclamation yards, house clearances and rural deprivation, Mackling is a social drama following the strange and off kilter relationship between two men, Bud and Sully, as they prepare for a funeral.
Jamie Robson’s credits include leading the BAFTA winning My Loneliness is Killing Me (2018), Charlotte Wells’ Sundance nominated Blue Christmas (2017) and Ross A. Wilson’s up-coming feature Spin State (2022).
Mark Harandon has taught Theatre Performance for 20 years. He has performed widely, particularly across the south west, and his current one man show of Billy Rawlings at The Minack Theatre has been featured on BBC, ITV and international stations.
Simon Edwards’ work across stage and film include: Moonwalking in Chinatown (Soho Theatre); Short film Cecilia (2011) directed by Francis Annan; Lee Baron in BBC Sitcom Home Time (2009)
Jonny Dry is set to direct Mackling with Ella Turner producing for Penryn based Studio Erma. The trio worked together on the set of BAFTA-winner Mark Jenkin’s latest feature, Enys Men, and are being supported by Bosena’s Denzil Monk as Executive Producer.
The film, shooting on location across West Penwith this coming December, has attracted additional support and backing from BIFA Breakthrough winning Producers Kate Byers and Linn Waite at Early Day Films; Verdant Brewery Co; and Falmouth University's Sound/Image Cinema Lab.