Cornwall might grow to be a mini Hollywood if Netflix has its manner


A brand new company designed to make Cornwall a mini Hollywood of the South West has already acquired curiosity from broadcast big Netflix.

Off the again of success tales resembling Poldark, Doc Martin, Scrumptious and the Fisherman’s Associates film, Display Cornwall will likely be a hub for movie, TV and digital applied sciences.

Chaired by famend TV producer Phillippa Giles (Rillington Place, Luther, Silent Witness and the Daybreak French-starring Scrumptious), the company will attraction to movie and TV makers not simply as in perfect place for areas but additionally as a hub of inventive expertise.

In addition to guaranteeing Cornwall’s array of proficient film-makers, actors and crew can keep within the county moderately than transferring to London and additional afield, it would additionally guarantee business expertise strikes to Cornwall.

It was Daybreak French who prompt Emilia Fox to producer Phillippa Giles for Scrumptious

Cornwall Council together with the Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Native Enterprise Partnership are two of the founding companions of the brand new display screen company, which not solely will promote TV and movie within the county however digital media, video video games and immersive expertise.

Philippa factors to latest huge display screen successes made in Cornwall resembling The Child Who Would Be King and Fisherman’s Associates – which unexpectedly took £10 million on the field workplace – as examples of what Cornwall has to supply.


She stated: “Lots of people who work within the business are jaundiced and suppose every part must be made in London, however there numerous positives in Cornwall – for one, it’s so much cheaper to work down right here and it’s somewhat bit off-grid, that means we will do issues that little bit in a different way with outcomes which shock lots of people.

“Issues might be made right here now that aren’t simply set in Cornwall within the e book or script.”

Fisherman’s Associates has proved a shock success

Phillippa added: “Cornwall’s received soul! It’s a distinctive and staggeringly stunning place to base a manufacturing, as we’ve got found by three collection of Scrumptious.

“Now, as chair of the brand new display screen company, I’m delighted we will present targeted assist for an entire vary of initiatives contemplating taking pictures within the area.

“Display Cornwall will even present coaching, abilities growth and enterprise assist to additional develop the sector and to boost Cornwall’s already robust repute for each inventive and manufacturing expertise.”

She stated Anne Mensah, the pinnacle of UK scripted productions at Netflix, was eager to make use of Cornwall for its future programmes.

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Due to the success of the primary Fisherman’s Associates movie, a second is now deliberate which sees the choir visiting Australia though, once more, Cornwall will characteristic.

It’s understood {that a} new collection of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers books – made by the manufacturing firm part-owned by David Walliams and Miranda Hart – will likely be made in Cornwall within the close to future.

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Phillippa factors to the worldwide success of the Cornwall-made movie Bait – directed and written by Mark Jenkin and starring Edward “Kernow King” Rowe – for instance of what might be achieved within the county.


The movie premiered to vital acclaim at Berlin Movie Pageant earlier than gaining plaudits throughout the globe. It will likely be launched within the UK by the BFI.

Display Cornwall’s aims embrace:

  • Positioning Cornwall as an easy-to-deal-with location choice for nationwide and worldwide initiatives

  • Connecting manufacturing corporations to native crew and assist providers

  • Serving to rising expertise set up themselves after training and construct their expertise on top quality productions

  • Providing assist for present display screen companies to scale up and showcase their work nationally and internationally

  • Rising the variety of filming days within the area

  • Driving display screen tourism, which is at the moment estimated by Go to Cornwall to be value round £60m to the Cornish economic system, with 50% guests from the USA citing TV reveals as an influential issue of their determination.

Display Cornwall chair Phillippa Giles, second left, with the robust band of girls who produce Scrumptious in Cornwall

Glenn Caplin, chief govt of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, added:  “It’s vital that we recognise and assist the significance of the inventive industries in Cornwall. They contribute practically £90 billion to the UK’s economic system yearly, and have seen employment progress nearly 4 instances larger than common up to now few years.

“Right here in Cornwall we have already got rising tech and content material manufacturing sectors, and Display Cornwall will allow us to develop this additional, making a self-sustaining organisation which is able to make a constructive contribution to Cornwall’s rising inventive economic system.”



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