Martin is a fisherman without a boat, displaced from his family house to an estate above the picturesque harbor. His brother had converted their family boat and house to attract day-trippers from London. Martin’s refusal to accept the inevitable changes creates growing friction with the local community and tourists. Bait is a harsh story about the life and culture of small communities and the ways they cope with the modern world.
Mark Jenkin is a British director, editor and screenwriter. His debut film Golden Burn (2002) won him a Frank Copplestone award for New Director. He is an associate professor at Falmouth University and the author of Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto.