a short film by Jason Bradbury
2011 | 18 mins | UK
›› We Once Were Tide
just how do you say goodbye?
We Once Were Tide by Jason Bradbury Gay boy Kyle is as much in love with photography, as he is with his boyfriend, being more than happy to help lover Anthony out with the repetitive daily routine of caring for his terminally ill mother. Only in loving someone so much, just how do you say goodbye?

Like the Harry Wootliff short I Don't Care this bittersweet piece focuses on the life of a carer; albeit from a different perspective. It is a work in which the windswept coastline and isolated misty moors of its Isle Of Wight setting, beautifully mirror the melancholic nature of the bond between the two young men, one in which telling glances speak more than the laconic words of Matthew Kyne Baskott's screenplay, leaving a poignant letter to say what cannot be spoken aloud. Achingly real, occasionally intimate, if ever so sad.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - strictly from the waist up. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 

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available on DVD as part of the Peccadillo Pictures catalogue - 'Boys On Film: Cruel Britannia' release: 28.May.2012 / UK.
available on DVD as part of the Guest House Films catalogue - 'Blue Briefs' release: 26.June.2012 / US.
screened as part of the 25th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2011.
starring: Alexander Scott / Anthony, Tristan Bernays / Kyle
and Mandy Aldridge as Annabelle.
dedicated to: "Uncle Simon, who loved the Island."
official website:
weonceweretide.co.uk
see also: jason-bradbury.co.uk
Copyright 2012 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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