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Old technology puts film at cutting edge

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

An image from Bronco's House.

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A NEWLYN film-maker is preparing to start shooting a new 'featurette' in nearby Mousehole after raising thousands through a funding scheme.

Mark Jenkin, who in the past has made films that have aired in the UK and abroad, will begin work on his latest project in March.

The film, a 40-minute piece called Bronco's House, was a story about a man trying to make ends meet to support his family in tough times, said Mr Jenkin.

"It's a clear message, but a strong one," he said.

"It's a topical story. I'm hoping it's a success."

Mr Jenkin, who also lectures in film-making and on Friday gave a talk at an arts event in Helston, raised £6,000 for the project through an online Kickstarter crowdfunding appeal.

He said he was working with a crew he knew well and they were shooting the picture in black and white using old technology, hoping to bring an "experimental" edge to the work, which he hoped would be shown at festivals.

"What we're doing is innovative," he said. "We're shooting it on old equipment.

"It's going to be a festival film. It's a narrative but it's also experimental, so it's quite broad."

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