Mark Jenkin - Director
Described by critic Mark Kermode as… “A visually stunning and formally adventurous swirl of pure cinema” Mark’s previous film Bronco’s House was his first foray into hand-processed celluloid narrative filmmaking. Premiering at Raindance in 2015 the film has screened at festivals worldwide.
His handmade short film works have been promoted by the British Council since 2016 with The Road to Zennor being awarded the Best Experimental Film prize at the London Short Film Festival in 2017, and The Essential Cornishman being given an Honourable Mention at the Berlin Experimental Film Festival the same year. His latest short film Vertical Shapes in a Horizontal Landscape, will screen in competition at the Dinard Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival later this year.
The recipient of the Nick Darke Award for Writing (2014) Mark is currently developing a biopic of St. Ives painter (and great, great, great Grandfather) Alfred Wallis. He is an associate of Falmouth University where he lectures Film, is the author of the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto, and is a member of The Newlyn Society of Artists.
Words on Bronco's House:
“ It’s really impressive, tackling Cornish history & homelessness…Shades of Roeg, Maddin and Loach, but ‘Bronco’s House’ couldn’t have been made by anyone other than Mark Jenkin”
Kate Byers & Linn Waite - producers
BAFTA award winning Kate and Linn brought together the finance for Bait to shoot exclusively in Cornwall in Autumn 2017.
They forged partnerships with Kodak and Falmouth University who were excited for the potential to be working with Mark and an independent production company.
As producers they are fully involved with all aspects of film-making from the seeds of an idea to marketing.
Collaborating with Mark, Early Day executive produced The Road to Zennor (Best Experimental Film prize, London Short Film Festival in 2017) and Dear Marianne, The Essential Cornishman, Tomato, David Bowie Is Dead and Vertical Shapes in a Horizontal Landscape (in competition at the Dinard Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019).
They completed production on Hard, Cracked The Wind, a ghost story short film with Mark in late 2018.
Early Day Films has a number of feature films in development.
Denzil Monk - associate producer
Denzil is a prolific creative producer with two decades of professional experience across the film value chain. Previous work includes The Man Engine (voted UK’s Best Arts project 2017), producing Mark Jenkin’s Bronco’s House (2015), Happy Christmas (2011) and Brett Harvey’s award-winning debut black comedy Weekend Retreat (2011).
Previous roles include CEO at Western Light Pictures, Executive Producer at Dogbite Film Studio, MD at awen productions, Senior Producer at Chew TV, Executive Committee Member at Celtic Media Festival and Chair of Cornwall Film Festival. Denzil is COO at digital distributor Cinegi, a Lecturer in Film at Falmouth University and a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.