Orson Cornick‘s short film She Sells Seashells, shot in Penzance and Cape Cornwall, manages to be a charming tale that follows a young girl who may, or may not be troubled.
The three-minute short was made in response to the Reed Short Film competition, and is Orson’s first foray into film, but film has been a goal of the writer. The theme was Family Business.
‘I always dreamed of my books being made in to a film. I thought I’d do this and see what the reaction is,’ said Orson, who is the creator of the Children’s Union of Bears World, and writes books about teddy bears coming to the rescue of children.
Orson said: “It is the first film I have ever done. We didn’t spend much time on it. I’ve had two or three weeks to develop the story, film it and edit it.’
The short flick features Orson’s four-year-old daughter Anouk and uses Cornwall as the ‘perfect canvas from which to create the short film‘.
The Reed Short Film 2014 competition is closed and the shortlist will be announced on March 12.