Lecturer's Film Selected for Madrid Film Festival

21 May 2018

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BA(Hons) Photography Associate Lecturer Tony Hopewell's short experimental film, BillyCock, has been selected for the Madrid International Film Festival in July. 

The film, which is based on research around a little known aspect of the Cornish mining diaspora in Andalusia in southern Spain, has been nominated for the Short Documentary category.

Tony said: "The 16 minute film looks at the mining landscapes of Cornwall and Spain and has a narration based on letters sent home by a young Cornishman to his family in Camborne. Shot on 16mm film with 40 year old cameras and using a mix of expired and fresh film stock, the aesthetic is constructed to give a feeling of longing, absence and nostalgia.

"I am, as you might expect, delighted that a piece of work in which I have invested so much time, effort, thought and money resonates with others." 

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