Rising Tide - the movie    

Exams finished, one last chance to celebrate with their closest friends. It should have been a trip to remember forever,
it was... but for all the wrong reasons.

You'll never feel safe in a tent again...



Rising Tide is available to download and watch on VODO from 24th April 2012.

VODO film distribution

Produced and directed by feature debut duo Philip Shotton and Dawn Furness, Rising Tide is a distinctive, experimental new feature film made for viewers who are fed up with the same old cinema experience and demand something different.

Devoid of Hollywood clichés and featuring a script developed by the cast through workshops and improvisation, Rising Tide is one of the first UK feature films to sign up to Vodo – the revolutionary alternative distribution platform and brainchild of Steal This Film creator Jamie King.

Independent film fans will be able to watch Rising Tide legally and free-of-charge. They will also have the opportunity to buy exclusive content, merchandise and Rising Tide related experiences from as little as $5. Contributors will also gain credit for helping to deliver Rising Tide 2, which is currently in post production.

Rising Tide on VODO: www.vodo.net/risingtide

Rising Tide VODO press release


Rising Tide was premiered at the Tyneside Cinema in August 2011 to a sold out crowd - see a clip from the premiere below.



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“A hugely atmospheric, stylish, intriguing and chilling rites-of-passage horror movie.”
- Tim Spall O.B.E.

A sinister story about a group of college leavers embarking on their last adventure together, the film is a coming-of-age ghost story about friendship, loss and revenge.

“It looks great from start to finish –
top marks to the cinematographer.”
- Impact Magazine

Internationally renowned Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell and several North East bands add a foreboding, atmospheric soundtrack to the film as the storm clouds gather over the Northumberland coast.

“Beautiful direction, a haunting soundtrack and striking performances are amongst many of Rising Tide’s assets. Comedic moments complement the horror.”
- The Courier

Rising Tide is a Northern Film & Media production funded through Northern Film & Media’s Film Innovation Fund.

"Looks gorgeous..."

Produced and Directed by Philip Shotton &
Dawn Furness.

"This film offered me a better understanding of British 18 year olds than I’d gained from anything else I’d seen in a long time."
- Lord David Puttnam


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Ileana - Ileana Cardy
Anna - Anna Greenwood
Sam - Leif Halverson
Lewis - Lewis Jobson
Joe - Joe MacCabe
Harry - Harriet Perkins
Casey - Casey Railton
Izzy - Isolde Roxby
Jodee - Jodee Temple
Jack - Jack Traynor
Pete - Peter Furey


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Press Release DOC PDF

Press Pack DOC

Press Stills ZIP

Credits DOC


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“Superb ensemble playing by a cast of young talented actors.”
– Tim Spall O.B.E.


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Shot entirely in Northumberland, North East England.


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