Stroud Film Festival – Bait (2019)


Sunday 22nd March

7.30pm – 10.30pm

Followed by Q&A with the film’s producers.

Bait tells a stark story of local Cornish culture and community-facing up to a changing world. 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 an Airbnb get-away for London money and stag parties, Martin is displaced to the housing estate above the 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. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Bait is a poignant, humorous film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.