Penzance-based independent film production company, Bosena, has received a £40k loan from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

The funding will enable the company to expand and recruit two new members of staff, while supporting the company’s sustainability-focused, ethical and environmentally positive principles and ways of working.

Bosena is focused on supporting and promoting Cornish and other under-represented talent within the media sector, while delivering each project in an “ecological harmony” manner.

It is currently working on projects across film, TV, and animation including niche Cornish language productions and these projects will be delivered across media channels including theatrical distribution, broadcasting, digital streaming and mobile.

The company’s latest feature is Enys Men, by BAFTA winning writer-director Mark Jenkin and produced by Bosena CEO Denzil Monk. The “ecosophical horror” is set in the Cornish landscape and is the follow up to BAIT (2019), the highly acclaimed, award-winning drama which focuses on the issues surrounding the gentrification of a small Cornish fishing village.

Monk said: “We are committed to showcasing the wealth of production talent that Cornwall has to offer by producing critically celebrated and commercially successful features. Acting local, whilst thinking global is vitally important to us as we’re proud of our roots, which is why we are always keen to make work which uses and celebrates our Cornish language and culture, and why finding and continually employing Cornish talent is a cornerstone of our ecosophical objectives.”

“Wherever our productions are based, Bosena is committed to working with sustainable suppliers, local crews and talent, and to evolving our production process to achieve positive effects and outputs wherever possible. This way of working is more relevant, and more important than ever, so we are delighted to be partnering with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) to enable our growth whilst remaining steadfast in our commitment to Cornwall, and our surrounding environment.”

John Acornley, LEP non-executive director and chair of the CIOSIF Advisory Board, added: “Bosena is committed to showcasing Cornish language, culture and talent and is the latest business to be backed by the fund that puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does.”


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