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Mowes

Jenna is a Truro girl who goes to college during the week and works at her dad’s suit shop, Trebilcocks, on the weekends. Her dad wishes she was more like Jan, who is his full time shop girl, but she just isn’t. She’d rather be making clothes for her cousin, Matthi, than be at another U-18s night. Together, Jenna & Matthi are able to confide in one another and escape from the Truro norms. Unlike most sixteen year old girls, she relishes the banality that comes with Truro life. Just like her, it appears to have no secrets. You know everyone. Everyone knows you. Or at least, it seems that way. Until one Saturday, Helen walks in to the shop. Jenna has never met anyone like her before. She can’t tell if she fancies her or not. All she knows for certain is that Helen is the coolest person she has ever met. Helen invites Jenna to her gig in Penzance that night. Jenna has never been to a gig or Penzance. She recruits Matthi to go with her. Together, they catch the train from Truro to Penzance. The venue is filled with people, who all come together to express themselves through Cornish music & dance. Euphoric, Jenna & Matthi catch the sleeper back to Truro. Jenna sleeps in a changing room at the shop so she can be there for when her shift starts. Jan tries to drop her in it with her dad. However, we see his support of Jenna come out on top. By the end of the film, Jenna comes to realise that there is a whole part of Cornwall that she has yet to experience. She finds a space within her home where she can be truly herself.



Title
Mowes
Entry Category
Short Drama (up to 30 mins)
Produced By
Screen Cornwall
Producer
Bryher Flanders
Directed By
Bryher Flanders
Production Partners
FylmK / Cornwall Council
Writer
Bryher Flanders