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11 June 2019

The Smuggler’s of Mousehole

​The Smugglers of Mousehole is an exciting time travelling adventure being brought to life on the silver screen - think ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ meets ‘Poldark’. ​

Kyle Richardson’s inspiration for ‘The Smugglers of Mousehole’ film comes from reading the children’s book of the same name written by Alan Sanders-Clarke. Set in the beautiful fishing village of Mousehole, it tells a tale that seamlessly weaves its way from the modern day to the smuggling days of old and back again, through a smugglers’ tunnel that actually exists today in the village. Captivated by the idea of a real smugglers’ tunnel, time travel, and bringing the history of Cornwall alive, he instantly wanted to lift the story off the pages of the book and turn it into a film.

Olivia and her sister Georgia are looking forward to a Cornish holiday filled with sand, surfing and fish and chips. Instead, soon after arriving at their seaside cottage, the girls stumble across a crumbling old smugglers' tunnel hidden behind a wall. They venture inside and start exploring deep underground. Transported back in time, they find themselves in the thick of a magical and dangerous adventure. Their world collides with the smuggling era of the 1700s when they meet Joey, a boy who's in a lot of trouble and needs their help. This exciting tale will delight all both children and adults (recommended age 8+). 

The Smugglers of Mousehole is an exciting time travelling adventure being brought to life on the Silver Screen by ambitious 29-year-old (first time) Film Maker Kyle Richardson from Penzance. The film involves local talent and is entirely crowd-funded by the community. Think 'Pirates of the Caribbean' meets 'Poldark'. 

The charity film premieres at the Newlyn Film House on Saturday 15th June, which will be followed by a public premiere at a community fundraising day at The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall in Mousehole on Sunday 16th June. There are 3 screenings; 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets £5 can be bought online HERE - all proceeds will go to The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Penlee Lifeboat and Mousehole School.

Watch the trailer HERE