We Once Were Tide

August 2015
This month's pick
August 2015
We Once Were Tide 2011
By Jason Bradbury – Director
18:20 mins
On the windswept southern coast of the Isle of Wight, Anthony, torn between his boyfriend and bedridden mother, faces the quiet heartbreak of separation. BBFC not rated - contains one scene of a sexual nature.

This quietly atmospheric film grabbed our attention with its beautifully drawn characters, and the very accomplished way in which it deals with love, grief and loss in relationships.

BFI NET.WORK

We Once Were Tide

About the filmmaker: Jason Bradbury – Director

Jason moved to London after graduating with a BA Film Production from the Arts University Bournemouth. He began working for independent film distribution company Peccadillo Pictures where he stayed for five years, before going freelance in 2014. We Once Were Tide (written by Matthew Kyne Baskott) is his directorial debut. Other films include The Casting, which played as part of the London Short Film Festival, and the dark fantasy short Checkmate, starring Siân Phillips and Ornella Muti, due for completion this year.

We Once Were Tide is a film both the writer, Matthew Kyne Baskott and I are very proud of. It was the first piece of work that I felt represented myself and my interests, both thematically and tonally.

Jason Bradbury