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Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world. Capturing life in a marginal community Bait explores family breakdowns, love and grief. Bait was shot in late Autumn 2017 on 16mm film using a 1970’s Bolex camera and processed using Mark’s distinct hand processing method giving a unique depth and beauty to the image.

Celtic Media Festival 2020
Title in English
Entry Category
Single Drama (over 30 mins)
Produced By
Early Day Films
Linn Waite and Kate Byers
Directed By
Mark Jenkin