Film Backed by Falmouth University Nominated for Two BAFTAs
07 January 2020
Bait, a feature film by lecturer Mark Jenkin and produced in association with Falmouth University has been nominated for two Baftas.
It's up for contention in the Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut for a British Writer, Director or Producer categories. The film, which was shot in Cornwall, is up against big names including Rocket Man and Two Popes, starring Anthony Hopkins.
Director of the Falmouth University School of Film & Television, Chris Morris said, "We are thrilled for Mark and so proud that the School of Film & Television was at the heart of the process throughout. We backed the film from the outset, providing our world-class resources and facilities, students and graduates who worked on the crew, as well as staff who have cameos throughout!"
Bait is the latest example of how Falmouth is investing in independent, micro-budget productions, creating a pipeline of talent to ensure British filmmaking remains some of the best in the world. Doing so is opening alternative routes for emerging UK filmmakers and providing Falmouth students with invaluable real-world experience.
Chris says of the School of Film & Television's work,
Falmouth is now recognised as a leading centre of excellence for micro-budget filmmaking in the UK, giving our students the opportunity to do it for real in a professional filmmaking environment."
Mark Jenkin, Associate Lecturer at Falmouth, is making waves with his latest feature film, BAIT. It has been selected as the only British screening in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival and is being premiered this Saturday (9 February 2019).
Produced by Bristol-based Early Day Films in association with Falmouth University’s School of Film & Television, the film was shot on location in Charlestown and across the dramatic coastline of West Penwith. Staff, students and graduates crewed on the production, as part of the University’s commitment to providing real industry experience.