"A film with music at its heart – think ‘ONCE’ but in the windswept world of Cornwall with themes of staying true to yourself and taking bold steps towards happiness."
A piano, an old tape recorder, an empty Cornish cottage, a feral child, a love story, wild swimming, and a reminder to get back to our creative souls.
Written and directed by musician Martha Tilston, recently nominated for Best Arts Programme at the Celtic Media Festival for her film 'Cliff Top Sessions', this feature film will also include her next album.
A musician who has lost her faith in her art and a disillusioned lawyer who has lost his sense of self are thrown together, reigniting their creative passion and offering them the chance of a new future.
Tally, Cornwall’s worst cleaner, is a songwriter who has lost her confidence.
While opening up an empty house, she finds a piano and a 4-track recorder, inspiring her to record just one copy of an album on an old cassette tape for the mysterious owner of the house. When the tape is mislaid, her secret is out - will she take the leap towards a new phase in her career and finding love?
The film's soundtrack is the very album she records on the shoot, and will be Martha's next release.
"Do what makes you come alive, because what the world needs now is people that have come alive"
- Howard Thurman
We are crowdfunding to enhance the budget of the film and would love your support. As well as being able to pre-order the new album and buy limited edition artwork by Martha, you can also pledge for some exciting film-related rewards including:
* On set updates via email
* Be an extra in the gig scene (must be available in London on evening of 3rd July and cover own travel costs)
* Tickets to the Gala Screening (London)
* Executive Producer - a huge super-package of rewards!
The Tape is Martha's take on the big questions in life - please help us bring her new music and this story to its audience!
© Martha Tilston, 2019