AGAN GERYOW YW KANA HWATH / OUR WORDS SING STILL
now available on
Exploring young people’s attitudes towards Cornish, giving the language a space as a living part of contemporary British culture. A soundscape of life in Cornwall surrounds the sounds of language lessons, playing and poetry in Cornish, from young children raised bilingually through to the next generation of adults rekindling their connection to this ancient language.
Complex emotions surrounding Cornish identity are examined, and we hear how young people today can still struggle to embrace their heritage and language.
Featuring music from Cornish groups Dalla and Black Eyed Nancy, and a new commission from Cornish-language poet Taran Spalding-Jenkin.
WINNER - JUDGES' CHOICE, SOUTH WEST FILMATHON 2020
''Great film - really well edited'' - John Tomkins, Filmmaker/Director of the English Riviera Film Festival ''What a super film. Short, to the point, beautifully filmed.'' -Deb Richardson, Creative Director, Somerset Film ''Very personal, great community feel and good family values. A lovely feel good factor'' - Gillian Tully - CEO/Founder, Film Expo South
Shown on BBC Spotlight | As part of ‘Down on the Farm’ feature, 3 minutes of West Ilkerton Farm was shown on BBC Spotlight, the BBC's regional TV news programme for the South West.
A commission from North Devon Moving Image, West Ilkerton Farm (2019) explores small-scale Exmoor farming and one family's efforts to provide humane slaughter for their livestock.
This project came at a time when the sustainability and ethics of meat production frequently makes the headlines, and spending time on a farm whose hard work challenges many assumptions about British farming and attitudes was a really exciting film opportunity.
'Just As I Am', filmed over the summer of 2017, is a 30 minute portrait of the experiences of openly gay priests in the Church of England who navigate a grey area between acceptance and rejection. Permitted civil partnerships but forced to swear to celibacy in order to work, these priests live in a hugely challenging environment which has received little media attention.
'Just As I Am' is now online with Journeyman Films and is available for screenings.
Mary and Francis do battle with old age (2016)
Children from different London faith schools are brought together by 17 year old Asha through music to promote peace in the Middle East (2017)
John and Alan are horse loggers in the Teign Valley, living a traditional life amongst the hills.