Last Fisherman

Documentary

Malcolm Baker is the last traditional Fisherman in the Rame Peninsula. A beautiful, sleepy and forgotten corner of Cornwall, England. Relying on traditional tools, techniques and a knowledge of the sea passed down from generation after generation. At over 70 years old the sea is etched into his face, his hands, his heart. He is a holding pattern, the calm eye of the storm who continues to toil on in one of the most adventurous and dangerous professions in the world.

But around him the world is changing quickly. His occupation, his village and community are evolving at a rapid pace. He finds himself out of time, struggling to understand his place in the world.

Last Fisherman is a reflection and celebration of one man's life; a life that has impacted more than just a community. It provides a reminder that progress, industrialism and rapid change can have a harmful impact on communities and individuals. Nevertheless, in the face of this change there are individuals stout of heart who band together; they favour the old ways, celebrate hard graft and doing a ‘proper job’.


Agency: We Are Ronin
Producer: Leo Kaserer
Director: James Stier
Camera: Mark Lomas
Narration: Roy Chamberlain
Sound: Darrell Ford
Colour: Mark Lomas
Filmed on Sony F Series and Canon C300.

Official selection, HoF Film Festival, 2016, Germany.
Winner Coastal Culture Award, Ocean Film Festival, 2017, San Francisco, USA.
Official selection, International Film Festival, 2017, Innsbruck, Austria.
Official selection, Plymouth Film Festival, 2017, Plymouth, UK.
Winner Kodiak Prize, Alaska International Film Awards, 2017, Alaska, USA.
Winner Best Feature Documentary, Toronto Beaches Film Festival, 2017, Toronto, Canada.
Featured on Country File television series, BBC1, 2017, UK.
Official selection, Cornwall Film Festival, 2017, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
Official selection, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 2018, Nevada City, California, USA.
Official selection, Thunder Bay International Film Festival, 2018, Thunder Bay, Michigan, USA.
Winner Best Feature Documentary, Snow Dance Independent Film Festival, 2018, Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
Official selection, Celtic Media Festival, 2018, Llanelli, Wales.
Official Selection, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 2018, France.
Official selection, The International Maritime Film Festival, 2018, Maine, USA.


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