More than 100 local volunteers in Cornwall have taken part in the film production for the Armistice Day Centenary 1918 -2018 “Cornish Tommies” which all in Cornwall can now see as the film is screened across the C Fylm community cinema network for the Armistice Day centenary.
Cornish Tommies tells the true story of a young Cornish miner called Henry Jennings who was called up to serve in the trenches in the last year of the First World War. With help from archivists at Bodmin Regimental Museum, the Imperial War Museum film archive, and curators at St Agnes Museum and the Cornish Methodist Historical Association, the team have unearthed previously unrecorded local stories. Members of the family and neighbours of Henry Jennings have provided unique access into their family albums to enable Cornish Tommies to present the true story of a Cornish mining family caught up in the war and how lives changed in the peace that followed.
35 students from Truro & Penwith College and Bodmin College were directed by a student production team of 8 from Falmouth University in the battlefield scenes filmed at the production of The Trench during the summer.
The film is showing at the Regimental museum at 6pm on Friday 9th November at 7.30pm and on Sat 10th November at 3.30pm. Bodmin college Digital media degree students are showing their film of ‘The Trench’ 0n the same evening-this is their documentary of the immersive production of The Trench in June and July this year, Film makers-Fin Davis and Zak Vincent.