Rising Tide (2012) HD

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Philip Shotton & Dawn Furness
drama, teen, horror


    A coming-of-age film with more than a touch of darkness, Rising Tide takes the simmering desires and uncertainties of teen experience and twists them into a tale of paranoia, loss and revenge.

    With school exams over, it was one last chance to celebrate with close friends before going separate ways, but while toasting so-called 'friendship' and making plans for a final camping adventure together, Izzy, the new girl in the closely knit group, is hiding a dark and devastating past.

    Izzy's secret follows the friends to the remote, tidal island of Lindisfarne off the North East English coast, steeped in myth and mystery, where her skeletons come well and truly out of the closet to take revenge on the trapped, terror-stricken teens.

    Directed and produced by Philip Shotton and Dawn Furness

    "Rising Tide is hugely atmospheric, stylish, intriguing and chilling rite-of-passage horror movie. It's a superb ensemble piece played by a cast of young talented actors"
    Timothy Spall OBE

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

    "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



    Philip Shotton
    Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Philip got a First Class degree in Film from London College of Printing, before graduating from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA degree in Film and Television. His degree film was awarded a Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival.

    On leaving college his first job was as in-house music video producer for Factory Records at the heart of the 'Madchester' scene, producing and directing many high profile videos for bands such as New Order and Happy Mondays.

    Philip then spent ten years making documentaries for all the major British TV channels, including the prestigious BBC Everyman series. In 2000 he was awarded the Silver Rose of Montreaux for 'Nobody Does it Better', a documentary featuring Bond composer David Arnold. During this period he was also directly involved in scripting and developing drama projects for various film and TV companies.

    Currently Philip is directing interactive films for the web and is also producing and directing feature films including the Rising Tide series and Frank (co-produced with Ciska Faulkner and directed by Richard Heslop.)

    Philip often does his own camerawork and thrives on collaboration with like-minded film makers who believe first and foremost in creativity and innovation.

    Dawn Furness
    Dawn graduated in nuclear physics from university before pursuing music. She worked as an opera singer - a dramatic soprano, making her debut in La Traviata for Northern Opera, performing in concert with Pavarotti, and touring with Scottish Opera.

    In 2004 she produced the digital feature 'Time of Your Life' with FNA films and in 2006 graduated the prestigious EAVE programme with her feature film script 'The Funeral Singer' mentored by Clare Downes.

    In 2010 she was awarded a Fellowship from Teeside University for her interactive Electro-Acoustic Song Cycle Composition 'Dedicated...' which is an interactive VJ-project.

    She has several years professional experience in Improvised music as a performer and also as a filmmaker, creating the documentary 'On the Outside' on free-form Jazz, and several short films on theatrical improvisation.

    In 2008 she studied theatre Improvisation in Canada with 'Improv' guru Keith Johnstone and appears in his training DVD. She wrote the first draft of the Rising Tide script using some of his story creation techniques. She also trained in 'Trans-Mask Improvisation' with Steve Gerrard and recently worked with Shawn Kinley on Long form Improvisational techniques for Opera.

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    Northern Film and Media

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


Philip Shotton & Dawn Furness

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on May 31, 2014 at 2:14pm

Hi just seen this, and live down the coast about 30 minutes from holy island. Happy to get involved in any future work (I'm a retired musician, music teacher, guitar maker)
Rufus Graycat


on May 16, 2012 at 10:26pm

Anyone know when the sequel is out?


on May 16, 2012 at 10:22pm

Loved it! Great performances. Great photography. Well worth a watch. Can't wait for the sequel...


on May 11, 2012 at 1:15am

News :


on May 10, 2012 at 10:44pm

I love this movie, Great acting and beautiful scenery.


on May 08, 2012 at 4:21pm

The trailer gave me goosebumps! Can't wait for my download to finish!


on May 07, 2012 at 1:15am

@JEM, now the sound quality is excellent! :)


on May 03, 2012 at 7:44pm

Subs and higher bitrate audio are now part of the torrent download - thanks for all the feedback!


on May 03, 2012 at 5:11pm

subtitles available to download from here:

any probs with this please fire back...


on May 01, 2012 at 6:04pm

I left a msg but she didn't bloody call me back! Loved the film btw - hardly slept since!


on May 01, 2012 at 2:42pm

@ DVDKHLNG I called the number, she sounds pretty disturbed!


on May 01, 2012 at 11:50am

Subs coming soon....


on April 30, 2012 at 5:37pm

@HELDERMF: thanks - I'll check with our tech staff, find out why that is and get higher audio bitrate up if poss


on April 30, 2012 at 3:48am

Oh my god, the end was terrifying. A little bit too many horror-genre stylistic devices for my taste, but still not enough to "unterrify" it. All in all a very professionally looking movie with great visuals, great actors and very good soundtrack.

After the ending credits it says "Call +44777... and ask Izzy what happened next...". Anybody bothered to call? Well, try not to add any spoilers :)

WRT the other comments here: I can't complain about the audio quality (mplayer on Debian). According to mplayer it's 96kbps AAC 2-channel audio. That shouldn't sound to badly. What have you been trying to use for playback? VLC on windows should use the ffmpeg codecs and have the same audio playback as mplayer on Linux.


on April 28, 2012 at 9:39pm

I tried to watch it, but the sound is just too low and in many cases quite indecipherable and that has nothing to do with the accents, which are quite mild compared to, say, Ashington(!). Damn shame, as I now live in Spain and spent a lot of time living on a boat in Newcastle/North East and was excited to see my old home turf. Boo hiss ;)

Sort out the sound and I`ll give it another go pet. Gan on, crank up yer geet big ´putah and re-jiggle the oojamawhatsit - that`s bound to work.

Yours in anticipation...


on April 27, 2012 at 2:03am

@JEM As you can see in my previous comment, the audio bitrate is very low (around 64Kbps). I just found out that this happens throughout the entire movie. I think this is the reason for the problem I described earlier. I double checked other VODO releases and I saw the audio bitrate above 160Kbps.
I hope this helps you find the problem!


on April 27, 2012 at 1:25am

@JEM It is not a problem of the accent. I'm Portuguese but I am accustomed to talk with people from many nationalities and with the most different accents.

The audio quality is, indeed, very bad. The trailer from this movie does not have this problem. I have checked all the other releases I already downloaded from VODO and none of them has this specific problem. I think the audio bitrate is very, very low. As I said, even the VODO clip that plays in the beginning of the movie has the same audio problem.

I checked the average audio bitrate of the initial VODO clip using the Media Player Classic and I found that this movie has only 7-8KB/s (64Kbps) for the audio and other releases have around 20-21KB/s (160Kbps).

Of course, I'm not an expert, but I insist on saying that the audio has a problem. @SAMVIMES also experienced it. Good luck on finding and correcting the problem :)

Dawn Furness

on April 27, 2012 at 12:12am

Ha Ha Ha - I think it's hysterical that subtitles are required....
I'm on the case. Guys thanks for watching and giving the film your support!


on April 26, 2012 at 8:54pm

@HELDERMF: the audio pre and post transcoding is the same. There may be some subs on the way to help with the North East English accents - we'll post if an .srt file becomes available.


on April 26, 2012 at 8:45pm

@DAWN FURNESS: thanks for that Dawn, we'll add the info to the main text

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