Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.
how the film was made
Bait was captured on a1976 16mm clockwork Bolex camera, using100ft rolls of B&W Kodak stock – giving a maximum 28 seconds per shot.
Shot with a single lens for a consistency of aesthetic.
A total of 130 rolls or 13,000 ft of film was hand-processed using an antique Bakelite rewind tank.
“A genuine modern masterpiece”– Mark Kermode