Enys Project Films
The Project funded two separate groups to work with Cornish film-makers Simon and Brett Harvey and Ian Bucknole. The first of these mini projects involved working with St Agnes Explorer Scouts to tell the story of the Enys versus Tonkin legal dispute in St Agnes in the eighteenth century.
For the second mini project, students from Penryn College worked on scripts based on Valentine Enys’ letterbook, which is held at Cornwall Record Office. Valentine traded out of Penryn in the early eighteenth century and encountered many exploits along the way. The five films, based on events recounted in the letters, provide a fascinating insight into life as a Cornish merchant at this time.
Enys vs Tonkin: The Movie
Enys vs Tonkin: The Making of
The Life and Times of Valentine Enys 1: Backdrop
The Life and Times of Valentine Enys 2: The Trouble with Trade
The Life and Times of Valentine Enys 3: The Lark
The Life and Times of Valentine Enys 4: Soap
The Life and Times of Valentine Enys 5: Epilogue