Editor, Director, Producer
From the Culch is assembled from the offcuts of a lost 1978 BBC documentary about the Truro oyster fishery. After the film was broadcast a can of randomly assembled 16mm film was given to Dennis Laity, crewman on the George Glasson, as a memory of his late brother Paul, who passed away not long after shooting wrapped.
The can of film lay in Dennis’s airing cupboard for 45 years, unseen, before being passed to the director. A 4K digital scan revealed the beauty captured in the celluloid and Dennis, now 82 years old, gave voice to his memories of the men who dredged the Carrick Roads and the boats they sailed on.
A story emerged – of work, love and loss, of time and memory, of dog biscuits and sideburns – and the discarded bin cuts grew into the film you see today.