When the Tides Went Down

As climate change threatens our future, how do we come to terms with the end of our existence? When the Tides Went Down is a short animation exploring our different responses to these turbulent times. Using original digital paintings by Jordan Buckner, the film fuses tableaus of the British landscape, with a constructed and evocative soundscape. When the Tides Went Down was made in 8 weeks as part of the Scren South, BBC and Arts Council New Creatives project. Featuring sound design from Nainita Desai.

  • Jordan Buckner
    Director / Writer / Animator
  • Phil Gomm
    Producer
  • Philip Cooper
    Key Cast
  • Melissa Sinden
    Key Cast
  • Charly Skilling
    Key Cast
  • Dan Snelgrove
    Key Cast
  • Pauline Sturgeon
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,774 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BBC Four - Get Animated!
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 27, 2020
    Television Premiere
Director Biography

Jordan Buckner is an artist-filmmaker born in the dead parts of England and making work about what that means. Jordan typically makes strange films for people like the BBC, BFI, and Arts Council, but also paints, animates, and creates various other things for clients across the globe. Outside of his practice, Jordan lectures in Art Direction for Animation at the University of Portsmouth and teaches Digital Painting at the University for the Creative Arts.

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