I’ve been following Kernow King since I saw his Pasty Diet video over a year ago. He’s a Cornish comedian hailing from Roche but now lives in Falmouth. He has over 30 videos on his Youtube channel and most of them are pretty funny, especially if you’re Cornish, however, there haven’t been any new videos for over a year…until now. A mutual acquaintance kindly agreed to put us in touch with each-other, as I heard he was looking for a new video producer. Two weeks later we have released our first collaboration and it’s been a roaring success with 2 more on the way.
We batted a few ideas back and forth via email and came up with a couple good ones for videos. The first meeting I had with him we chatted in his van for about 10 minutes in a pub car park in Roche, then jumped out into the miserable Cornish weather (perfect for the subject of the film) and proceeded to film as much content as we could before he had to be home to pick his kids up from school. There was no planning, writing, scripts or even assistants, just me, The King and a camera. Two days later I had a 9minute edit uploaded to his Youtube which was released during ITV’s ‘Cornwall With Caroline Quentin’ was on air. The reaction was immense with 16,000 views on Youtube in the first 24hrs! Pirate FM, The Cornish Guardian & ITV news were already showing interest and comments we’re getting on Facebook are all positive. A week later the video has had 40,000 views with many users demanding the second episode.
Roll on another week and we turn up to another location with no plans or script, just a basic idea of what we want to show. Kernow King has fond memories about the secret 2nd location, so it was great fun filming him perform, even though the sideways rain off the Atlantic made keeping everything dry impossible!
We have one more episode in the series planned and mark my words – this one is going to be special! Stay tuned…