Boatshed Films Ltd

The Nick Darke Documentary

About The Film

Nick was a writer of passion and originality, both political and inspirational. His work is about community and corruption, the lives of ordinary people and the natural world. Since his death his influence has continued to grow. Why is he still relevant, how has this come about, who has benefited, what have they done with what he gave them? What did he gain from the people he lived and worked with?

We are crowdfunding to make the final interviews and to edit the film. If we receive enough money we’ll use it for publicity and sending it to film festivals. We want to get this finished now so that we can submit it to the Sheffield Documentary Festival in February 2020. We’ve had support so far from Hall for Cornwall, Rick Stein and Freerange Films. We’ve interviewed more than 20 people and 8 productions of Nick’s work from rehearsal to performance! We still have a few interviews to make and the film is about 80% recorded.

The Nick Darke Documentary will include conversations with artists and non-artists who knew or were influenced by Nick. These include Mark Jenkin (filmmaker), Jim Carey (composer), Bec Applebee (actress), Tilly Vosburg, (actress/director), Roger Michell (film and theatre director), Mike Shepherd (theatre director and actor), Lesley Manville (actress), Phil Jackson (actor), Callum Mitchell (poet), Shazz Andrew (actress/writer), Bert Biscoe (poet), Henry Darke (playwright), Mike England (cox of Padstow lifeboat), Brian Bait (fisherman), Anna Marie Murphy (poet and playwright), Ruth Williams (naturalist/CWT), Anna Triggs (National Health worker) and Jennie Crow (actress).

See the Crowdfunder for more information

A film made for the HOME SERVICE PROJECT with Hall for Cornwall.