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Be a part of bronco's house

November 14, 2013


Bronco's House is an experimental film, to be shot on hand cranked 16mm cameras, processed in red wine and instant coffee - about a young couple trying to find a home in Mousehole.

Launched last weekend at Cornwall Film Festival, director Mark Jenkin and producer Denzil Monk, both pictured, are running the campaign for just 30 days to raise the Pounds 6,000 needed to make this film.

Bronco's House is scripted, cast, budgeted, scheduled and a distribution plan is already in place.

Denzil said: "This film will look and feel different. It's a real film about real issues. It's really exciting to be telling a story that is resonant with issues faced by so many people especially in Cornwall, that defies usual expectations by mixing traditional and experimental film with cutting edge digital distribution."

You can get a credit on the film for as little as Pounds 1 contribution, or for Pounds 100, you could be one of only 50 people to receive a limited edition hand-printed mounted film strip of 24 frames, representing one second of the film, taken from the original negative. Mark recently exhibited his film strip prints at the Newlyn School of Art - Tutors' Show at Newlyn Art Gallery.

So in this age of digital, why shoot a film on 16mm? Mark added: "I'm interested in traditional film because it's real. It is a tangible thing. The results are real. I think that a lot of people are disconnected from the real now. We all exist, to a certain extent in a virtual world where nothing actually exists in the traditional sense. Film is primitive, and it has an element of unpredictability."

For more details about Bronco's House crowdfunding campaign and to find out how you can help make this unique project happen, go to jenkins-16mm-featurette

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