BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

28 October 2014

BBC Homepage
»BBC Local
Things to do
People & Places
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Cornwall


Related BBC Sites


Contact Us

Rough Cut above in Bar 200
Rough Cut film poster
Rough Cut poster for film night at the Bar 200

Cornwall's flourishing film industry has a new outlet for its work.

O-Region has started Rough Cut night in Truro to show off new directors' work.

BBC Film
Site for Cornwall's newest film and theatre company - under construction.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

+ Bar 200 is tucked between the National Trust office and Oddbins on River Street.

+ The bar has undergone a complete refurbishment with the installing a new sound system and a pizza menu which serves through to midnight closing.

View a printable version of this page.

Have you ever moaned about there being no outlet for creative work in the county? Simon Harvey didn't just moan, he started a film night at Truro's Bar 200 to show off the work of new filmmakers.

"I knew there was loads of stuff getting produced but it was just not getting shown," says Harvey.

"I approached Felicia Sheingold, who owns Bar 200 and The MI Bar in Truro, to see if we could hold a film night in Truro. She was encouraging but I don't think she expected quite the response we got. The place was packed."

" We showed three films which had just come out - Cakes by Oliver Purvis, A State Story by Brett Harvey and 6 Short Films including God, Love, Sex, Work and Entertainment.

In early May the second Rough Cut night took place with a variety of films shown: A documentary - The Cornish Farmer by Boatshed Films, an animaton - It's so hard to fall in love by Swifty, a comedy - The Sitter by John Crooks and various films by Ray Wong including documentaries, dramas and comedies.

Harvey has also been involved in the making of a feature film. Entitled The Rabbit, it was written by Mark Jenkin who won the Celtic Film Festival with Golden Burn.

Jenkin approached Harvey to produce the film and they decided that they would make it with a miniscule budget over a fortnight - an astonishingly short time.

The final scene was delayed slightly because Simon's car was required - unfortunately it had broken down so Simon had his car fixed before crashing it straight into a hedge for the film's finale.

June 10th sees the showing of three films made specifically for Rough Cut: Cat Food by John Crooks, The Curse by Brett Harvey, A Season in Hell by Henry Dark Greensleeves by Alex Conrad and A Stoner's Guide to Making Egg Fried Rice by Ray Wong.

There are two showings - 8pm and 10pm and it's £2.50 to get in. The group are non-profit - any proceeds go will towards buying a video projector.

Felicia Sheingold, the owner of Bar 200, has been so impressed by the film nights that they are now scheduled to take place on the first Tuesday of every month. July's night is set to include a cine film.

Top | Films Index | Home
Also in this section

Film reviews

Latest releases

Name the film and win tickets

News Music Sport Contact Us
BBC Cornwall
Phoenix Wharf, Truro, Cornwall
01872 275421

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy