Tidal Change Mind

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Project by Aaron Cook

Total raised £800

raised so far



We are making a mental health documentary series, with episode 1 based in Cornwall, UK. We will make episode 1, regardless of funding.

We're still collecting donations

On the 31st May 2021 we'd raised £800 with 12 supporters in 100 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Everyone can relate to life’s struggles. ‘Tidal Change’ is a documentary which shows some of the benefits that people and communities get from connecting with nature and outdoor activities. Let's help people openly discuss wellbeing struggles and  support your own friends and family, by offering suggestions of activities they could try. Tidal Change aims to highlight organisations and activities that are accessible to most people, without too much of a price tag.

Here are some film previews of content that will feature in the main documentary:

Whether we raise the whole target amount or not, we will be making the first episode of the documentary. We would love to get a TV commission or a spot on Netflix/Amazon, but if not, we will release the documentary on Youtube.

The driving force of the series are the filmmakers, vulnerably sharing their mental health experiences with on-camera thoughts as the documentary evolves.

Director of Photography, Aaron Cook works with core Cinematographers, Max Franco and Samuel Rich, with a support network of other cameramen in the South West.

1613822825_screenshot_2021-02-20_at_11.38.47.pngAaron Cook has experience working for the BBC, having shot a natural history documentary called, 'A year in the Wild Wood with Peter Owen Jones' 2019. He has worked with the military, police, high profile sports teams and luxury brands, amongst others. Visit his website here: Aaron website

1613823716_screenshot_2021-02-20_at_12.21.46.pngSamuel Rich has worked with non-profits caring for vulnerable families and children around the world, including directing and shooting 'Lost Kites' 2016. Visit his website here: Sam website

Max Franco is heav1613823790_max.jpgily involved in working with his community. His passion for filmmaking shines through to anyone who has a chat with him. His warmth and life experience makes him a valuable team member.


1613900063_abby.jpgAbby Stewart is a Surf Instructor and a Support Worker for the Salvation Army. Her life experience and openness to talk about the benefits of the water, including water therapy is inspiring.

1620675645_dylan.jpgDylan Smith is a Lay Paster at Tubestation and explains a bit about Fluro Fridays

1620675708_graham.jpgGraham Cullis is an artist and surfer. He talks about art and the benefits to wellbeing.

1620675811_jon_salmon.jpgJon Salmon is a Reverend and he explains the benefits he finds in sea swimming.

'For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea'' E.E. Cummings

Episode 1.  We begin the Tidal Change journey by exploring the culture around the sea in the South West, with an emphasis on mental health and surfing. As the filmmakers share their own experiences, we explore a ripple effect in the power of vulnerability and openness. Being themselves filmed in a behind the scenes style format.

Financial Donations

T-Shirts available inude our special edition set:


By donating, you can help get this project shown on as many screens as possible. With your help, we can show there are ways to improve and cope with life’s struggles. Financing this project, you are playing your part showing the accessibility of help and support.

One of our key messages:

You don't have to be alone or sit in silence.

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This project offered rewards

£40 or more

Special Edition Tidal Change T-Shirt

Tidal Change surf T - 100% organic t-shirt.

£150 or more

Blue Tidal Change T-Shirt

Will get a Blue Tidal Change T-Shirt and a thank you

£160 or more

Black Tidal Change long sleeve top

Will get a Black Tidal Change long sleeve top and a thank you

£180 or more

White Tidal Change long sleeve top and a beanie

Will get a White Tidal Change long sleeve top, a beanie and a thank you

£1,000 or more

Meet the Crew

You will be invited to meet the director and some of the cameramen. A Blue long sleeve Tidal Change top included.

£5,000 or more

£5000 Co-Executive Producer

Co- Executive Producer Credit. Blue, White and Black Tidal long sleeve tops included. Invited to meet the director and cameramen.

£50,000 or more

Executive Producer

Opening and end film credit as Executive Producer. Opportunity to sit down and have a long coffee meeting with the director and cameramen. Accommodation provided in Cornwall for 1 week, near filming locations. Tidal Change long sleeve top, beanie and T-shirt included. Invited to stop by during recordings for episode 1.

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