Documentary about rural life in Lake District to be premiered at Kendal Mountain Film Festival

A BUDDING film maker is premiering a short documentary about rural life in the Lake District at this weekend’s Kendal Mountain Film Festival.

Once Dom Bush's Edgeland has been shown at the event he will present it around the globe as part of the best of Kendal film tour.

Mr Bush, of Kendal, secured an elite place for his film after he won a commission at the start of 2012.

The documentary focuses on the social, economic and cultural differences between rural communities inside the national park and urban communities outside it.

"'It was fantastic to win the Edgeland commission, it has given me the opportunity to take the creative brief and really run with it," said Mr Bush. "Having grown up in Cumbria it is a subject very close to my heart so I am very proud to make a film about it."

This is the second prestigious title Mr Bush has netted after winning best short film at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival for My Own Hands.

"To win Best Short Film at Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival was a great honour. The film 'My Own Hands' was a very special project for me so it is nice to get recognition from the film community."

Mr Bush, 28, trained at Penrith’s Newton Rigg campus where he completed a degree in adventure film and photography. On graduating from here he set up his own business called Land and Sky Media which he fits in around working in the outdoor and climbing industry.

"This summer I also directed, filmed and edited a feature length climbing film which has just gone on sale over the internet on DVD and digital download," said Mr Bush. "On a two week trip we toured round the UK with four of the best climbers in the world, all The North Face athletes, as they visited and climbed some of the most feared and respected cliffs and climbing routes in the country. I have also recently returned from a trip filming Leo Houlding climbing in Anglesey for a new CBBC show Extreme Earth."

Edgeland will be shown at 4pm Saturday (November 17) in the main theatre of the Brewery Arts Centre.

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