Michael and Pete have been best mates for over 35 years. Michael is about to get married. He doesn’t want a traditional 'stag do' he wants to climb up Brown Willy, the highest hill in Cornwall. Pete has other ideas. Inevitably things don’t go to plan. After a drink and drug fueled night the two men find themselves lost, battling with monumental hangovers, dwindling supplies and harsh terrain – not to mention each other. Shot in ten days on location on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, Brown Willy is a comedy drama about friendship against the odds.
Brett Harvey is a writer & director based in Cornwall. His debut feature film Weekend Retreat won multiple awards including Best Director at the London Independent Film Festival 2012 and his second feature Brown Willy (described by The New Statesman as "Cornwall's answer to Withnail and I") won the Golden Chough at the Cornwall Film Festival 2016.
He's made films for Lucasfilm, Kneehigh Theatre, o-region, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Freefall Dance Company, Cscape Dance Company, Three Cane Whale, Sarah McQuaid, Theatre Damfino, The People's String Foundation, Black Books, Hedluv + Passman, Hall For Cornwall and The Eden Project.