Up-coming BFI NETWORK backed short film 'Salvage', 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 Harry Ladd in the young role of Patch.
Set in a world of reclamation yards, house clearances and rural deprivation, 'Salvage' 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.
Callum Mitchell’s recent work includes audio drama-documentary, ‘Solomon Browne’ for BBC Radio 4 which was was shortlisted for BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023, and more recently ‘Greetings From Sunny Cornwall’ also for Radio 4.
Salvage' will be director Jonny Dry’s latest project after 'An Tarow' which was picked up by BBC iPlayer, and Exeter Phoenix commission 'Open Country' starring Jowan Jacobs as well as Robson. The film has been produced by Ella Turner under Penryn based Studio Erma.
Mitchell, Dry and Turner first worked together on the set of BAFTA-winner Mark Jenkin’s latest feature, 'Enys Men' and the team is being supported by Bosena’s Denzil Monk as Executive Producer.
Principle photography took place over four days in December 2022 across remote locations in West Penwith as well as Penzance and Newlyn, and involved crew from Cornwall and the South West, including students and alumni from Falmouth University.
The film 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.