We Once Were Tide has seen a fair amount of success, having impressed many at film festivals, before going on to be part of the Boys On Film gay short film collection in the UK, and the Blue Briefs selection in the US. It might be a few years old now, but it’s certainly worth a watch.
Here’s what said about it in our Boys On FIlm review: ‘We Were Once Tide… sees Anthony living on the Isle Of Wight with his terminally-ill mum. The main bright spot of his life is his boyfriend, Kyle. Over the course of 12 hours or so, tensions rise and fall as they try to define their relationship and negotiate the issues surrounding Anthony’s mother. But while Anthony begins to see hope, bad news is just around the corner. A film about what people don’t say or can’t admit, We Were Once Tide has a sad melancholy to it, contrasting the bleakness of the rocky Isle Of Wight shore with the potential intimacy and future of the lovers. The ending is sad but understandable – one of those moments where nothing you can do is fully the right thing, everything is a bit wrong and choices need to be made – even if people can’t voice them.’