After a difficult winter of storms, Porthleven’s residents are making a song and dance about being open for business, by making their own music video.
Created on a “zero budget” it features various shopkeepers, restaurant staff and well known local figures singing along to Katrina and the Waves song Walking on Sunshine – except the words have been changed to “We’re open for business.”
Making special appearances are a number of fishermen, town councillors and even a giant lobster.
The film was made with the support of Porthleven Food & Music Festival and Half-Cut Cinema, a community film making project run by volunteers.
Film-maker Amanda Buckley said: “There was so much talk about Cornwall being badly damaged and cut off from the rest of the country we felt it was important to show that we have fought back.
“The whole town has worked together and helped clean up, make repairs and get back to business.”
It includes footage from the harbour clean up following the storms, which broke the sea defences, plus the recent Lido Day that saw the harbour filled with costume-clad bathers and fun inflatable creatures. See the video online at thepacket.co.uk David Turnbull, chairman of the Porthleven Food & Music Festival committee, said the film team had been “overwhelmed” with requests from people wanting to be involved.
“It's just something a bit different and should make people laugh – we had so much fun making the film. We hope people will see that Porthleven is a wonderful place with a fantastic community spirit and not just think of the storms,” he added.
Half Cut Cinema will be holding a film festival called Community Film Feastival during the Porthleven Food and Music Festival, on April 26 and 27 at Kota Kai on the harbour head.
To enter a film visit www.halfcutcinema.com