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Croyde Deckchair Cinema supports Calvert Trust Exmoor

On the 11th of November 2017 Croyde’s ‘almost famous’ Deckchair Cinema will be hosting a special screening of the award winning film ‘My Feral Heart’, with all proceeds from the screening going to Calvert Trust Exmoor.


My Feral Heart’ has won multiple awards, including ‘Best Actor’ (for Steve Brandon) at the National Film Awards, and ‘Best Feature Film’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at the IARA Awards. It’s a poignant and inspiring story, beautifully told by director Jane Gull and producer James Rumsey, and staring BIFA nominee Steve Brandon as ‘Luke’.


The film boasts a strong supporting cast which includes BIFA nominee Shana Swash (EastEnders), Will Rastall (Hollyoaks, Game of Thrones), Eileen Pollock (Far and Away, Bread), Suzanna Hamilton (1984, Out of Africa) and the UK’s top contortionist Pixie Le Knot (It Never Sleeps, Game of Thrones) as ‘The Girl’.


(L-R) Will Rastall as ‘Pete’ and Steve Brandon as ‘Luke’


A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score. (Synopsis taken from the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 programme for ‘Best of British’)


Tickets for this special showing are £8.50, including popcorn and soft drinks and one raffle ticket. More raffle tickets will be available to purchase on the night.


Rob Lott, Head of Communications at Calvert Trust Exmoor said Watching a film at Croyde Deckchair Cinema is always a great experience; I’m really looking forward to this screening as I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderful night. We would particularly like to thank Chris Burrows of Croyde Deckchair Cinema and James Rumsey from Rum Jam Films, without their generous support this screening would not be possible.”


You can find out more about the film on, or to book your tickets for this event please visit

Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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