Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 29min
Warning - no babies for 15 Cert.
Cornwall native and industrious filmmaker Mark Jenkin, takes a swipe at holidaymakers and traditionalists alike in his original and stylistically bold tale of a community’s struggle with change.
Martin Ward has lived and worked as a cove fisherman in Cornwall his entire life, however, he is currently without a boat. Martin’s brother Steven has repurposed their father’s fishing vessel as a tourist tripper, tearing the pair apart. After Martin is displaced from his childhood home to make way for a tourist getaway, he is finally forced to make a decision that impacts the community he so dearly loves.
Despite being set in the present, Bait was crafted using filmmaking techniques that hark back to the earliest days of cinema. Shot on a clockwork Bolex camera utilising black and white 16mm film stock, each reel of celluloid was then processed by hand to create a uniquely vintage aesthetic: no two rolls came out the same. The entire soundtrack for the film, including dialogue and sound effects, was dubbed in post-production in keeping with the antiquated filmmaking process.
Bait is a remarkable and unique piece of modern cinema – do it justice by seeing it on the biggest screen possible.
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