PICTURESQUE locations around the Helston and Lizard area provided the perfect backdrop for a Cornish language film being created by an enterprising duo from Perranporth, with the help of students from Falmouth and Penryn.

Fran Broadhurst, 24, and Mathy Tremewan, 21, are co-directing "De Sul" - Cornish for "Sunday" - thanks to a £5,000 prize the talented pair claimed after pitching their script idea at last year's Cornwall Film Festival.

The hectic five-day shoot took the co-directors, a cast of 12 and a crew of 20, to locations including Gunwalloe, Trelowarren, Cadgwith and Helston.

Set in the early 1900s, "De Sul" tells the story of a small poverty-stricken fishing community whose members are tempted to abandon years of tradition when a huge shoal of pilchards arrives in their bay on a Sunday - the day of rest. They eventually decide to catch the fish, but with one rule put aside, other aspects of community life also start to break down.

(For more on this story see this week's Falmouth Packet)