The Bold Fisherman

/ Short Documentary for the BBC

/ 2020

The Hastings fish market has closed, the lorries from France that would normally fill up with fresh fish every morning have stopped coming. The local pubs and restaurants are shut. The world is on coronavirus lockdown. But for Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet, there is no stopping them.

In this poignant and moving documentary by Chloe White, which uses a mixture of multiple fixed go-pro cameras and evocative shots of the boats going out to sea, an elderly fisherman reflects on the adaptable nature of the Hastings fishing industry in light of Covid-19.

Filmed in Lockdown is a series of new works of literary, musical, visual, and performance arts, commissioned for Culture in Quarantine by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.