Queen of Kernow

A Gentlewoman, Lady Mary Killigrew, schemes with her servants
to pirate a Spanish merchant-ship that has docked in her families

A large Spanish galleon docks in the Killigrew family’s harbour in
Falmouth, Cornwall. The two merchants traveling aboard the ship,
are invited to dine in the manor on behest of Lady Mary Killigrew,
and her husband, Sir John Killigrew. While the merchants are distracted with food and drink, Mary sneaks aboard and plunders the ship, before returning to the same dinner party that began the night.

  • Pierre Schomburg
  • Thea Carter
  • Pierre Schomburg
  • Ned Holland
  • Ali Khurram
    Director of Photography
  • Maisie Strangwood
    Production Designer
  • Nick O'Leary
  • Kate Edney
    Key Cast
    "Lady Mary Killigrew"
  • Charlie Higson
    Key Cast
    "Sir John Killigrew"
  • Emanuel Coelho
    Key Cast
    "Felipe de Oryo"
  • Guillermo Mena
    Key Cast
    "Juan de Chavis"
  • Rebecca Horne
    Key Cast
  • Ava Graham
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Period, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Falmouth University
Director Biography - Pierre Schomburg

As a graduate of the Falmouth School of Film and Television, I aim to utilise my personal experience as a German and Kazakh descendant to reimagine stories from an unconventional perspective. My nomadic lifestyle during adolescence and early adulthood has exposed me to a rich tapestry of cultures, which is evident in my work. My films, spanning experimental and documentary genres, have been officially selected and recognised in various film festivals.

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Director Statement

Having previously contributed to "Lighter" (2022) as a writer/director, this marks my second venture into the realm of short films. My journey in the film industry has been enriched by internships at Made In China Films and Radius Films. A personal milestone was the shortlisting of "glasperlenspiel" (2017) at the Shanghai Film Festival. In recent times, I've expanded my horizons by producing music videos and taking on roles as a Camera Assistant and Gaffer for other narrative shorts. "Queen of Kernow" holds a special place in my heart. It's a culmination of my deep connection to Falmouth, my home for the past three years, and my passion for storytelling. I'm grateful for the chance to channel the skills and experiences I've garnered over the years into breathing life into this tale.