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.
Aaron 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
Samuel 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 heavily 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.
Abby 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.
Dylan Smith is a Lay Paster at Tubestation and explains a bit about Fluro Fridays
Graham Cullis is an artist and surfer. He talks about art and the benefits to wellbeing.
Jon 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.
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.