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.
knew there was loads of stuff getting produced but it was just
not getting shown," says Harvey.
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.
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.
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.
approached Harvey to produce the film and they decided that they
would make it with a miniscule budget over a fortnight - an astonishingly
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.
10th sees the showing of three films made specifically for Rough
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.
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.
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