Trust host UK premiere of award winning new Cornish wildlife film

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Common and grey seal by Ian McCarthy

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is thrilled to be hosting the UK premiere of celebrated filmmaker Ian McCarthy’s award-winning new film: ‘Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge’ at the Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth on Thursday 8th February.

The film follows the turning year in Cornwall – ‘one of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Europe’ – winning a prestigious Silver Dolphin Award at Cannes. It showcases Cornwall’s ‘wild heart’ – the dramatic lives of many species including breeding peregrines and seabirds on the cliffs, dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the ocean, and bats and otters hunting in the streams which flow from moor to sea.

Ian McCarthy is a long-term supporter of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, inspiring people’s interest in nature and having featured in their successful ‘My Wild Life’ campaign. Over the years Ian has won EMMY and BAFTA awards and has a reputation as one of the UK’s finest filmmakers, documenting spectacular natural scenes all over the world. He has been behind the lens of some of David Attenborough’s biggest landmark nature series and this personal account shows Cornwall’s wildlife as never seen before.



Over the last 35 years, Ian has travelled to some of the wildest corners of the world filming wildlife for the BBC Natural History Unit. But his home is Cornwall and he has brought a lifetime’s experience to make a film about a place he knows and loves.

Ian McCarthy says,

“Cornwall with its long and rugged coast, high rocky cliffs, surf-battered beaches, sheltered inlets and tree-lined estuaries has a unique wild beauty. This is a film about the lives out on the edge where land, sea, and sky meet.”

Tickets are £10 including a complimentary glass of wine kindly supplied by The Greenbank Hotel and can be booked through the Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth or by phone on (01326) 319461