Film

The Midnight Drives

MDrives Sunset The Midnight Drives

A feature film directed by Mark Jenkin

The Midnight Drives follows the story of a broken family on their annual holiday to a bleak, out-of-season Cornwall. Andy (Colin Holt), a lonely divorcee who has custody of his two young children over a winter half-term, travels with them to Cornwall in a last-ditch attempt to recapture the magic of his own childhood holidays.

Cut off from his kids and frustrated by his inability to communicate with them, Andy sets out to make the most of this precious holiday, although as the week wears on he can only watch as the trip slides towards disaster. But while every day seems to carry Andy further away from his kids, at night the family discovers a new sense of connection through a series of spontaneous dreamlike excursions they come to call The Midnight Drives…

This new feature film from Mark Jenkin and o-region was shot on location in Cornwall in February 2007, with support from Cornwall Film’s Target Talent scheme.

The film was selected to appear in competition at the Dinard Film Festival and received its Cornish premiere at the 2008 Cornwall Film Festival.

Credits

O-REGION AND CORNWALL FILM PRESENT THE MIDNIGHT DRIVES
WITH COLIN HOLT ALEX REID JOHN WOODVINE
INTRODUCING SAM MILLS AND MEGAN ROBERTSON
PRODUCED BY SIMON HARVEY
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MARK JENKIN
© CORNWALL FILM AND O-REGION 2007

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