The makers of a short film about two women who meet at the Castle Beach Cafe and become firm friends have applied for funding from the town council.

John Macneill from Mundic Nation Ltd attended a meeting of Falmouth Town Council's    finance and general purposes committee on Monday night to ask for £500 to go towards the £6,000 project.

He told councillors that the project already had £2,500 from Screen Cornwall and £500 from the council would give it half the budget.

He said Mundic Nation is a writer-led production company, and training provider.

Since its formation by him and his wife, the company has been active in theatre; short film; audio drama; television and film development; and writer and actor training.

He said Mundic Nation projects focus on narrative-driven, new work, often with a strong link to the communities in which they are realised. 

"We have attracted funding from Screen Cornwall to make this project and give work experience opportunities to young people who they will select," he said.

"Falmouth University is providing equipment and facilities, and students from the University will assist on the shoot and buddy the Screen Cornwall placements.

"The film will showcase Castle Beach, and the Castle Beach Café in festivals and screenings both in the UK and abroad, adding to awareness of the town and its businesses, thereby possibly attracting spending to Falmouth."

Councillors voted to award the £500 to the project saying it was a "no-brainer" not to do so.