the last couple of weeks you may have noticed a scruffy bunch
of people wondering around the coastline of west Cornwall
carrying large cases and cans of beer.
they were not on there way to a good night out, they were
actually starring in a new Cornish film!
called 'Baby Boy' and the director, Jane Pugh hopes it will
be screened at the Cornish Film Festival in November.
a story of a brother and sister, Susan and Shaun. Susan is
very close to her brother and one night Susan's friends are
not very nice to her brother and she has to make a very difficuilt
descision on where her loyalties lie. If I think it's good
enough it will be shown at the Cornish Film Festival"
and Shaun on set.
cast of six are all local to Penwith and love acting. The
two lead roles are played by Megan Roberts (Susan) and Shaun
project was shot over five days. Three days at Geevor Tin
Mine and two in a terraced house in Penzance.
tin mine was used as a special setting for Susan and her friends;
a place where they can escape from their troubles, chill out
on their own and er... get drunk - hence the bags of beer.
A vital ingredient in the life of a teenager I'm sure you'll
Roberts at Geevor Tin Mine
year old Megan Roberts has always wanted to be famous and
thinks that getting involved in a local production is one
of the best ways to get experience in the film industry.
actually really really good for my portfolio for when I go
for an audition at another place. It's good to have this kind
of experience because it's quite unusual to get it. All my
friends think I'm going to be famous!"
Megan says, it can be hard to get a break in the industry
but any work - voluntary or paid will be a great help when
looking to enter into the film business.
film was produced by Squashy Films. The company was set up
to manage the financial side of things, but they hope to record
many more films featureing young Cornish actors and actresses
in the future.
if you wanna be the next Cameron Diaz or Tom Cruise, then
listen out for what the group are doing next.
checking this page - in a few weeks you'll be able to see
a picture gallery of the filming.
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