One night an old man dreams a storm into his bed. In the optimism of his youth, he believed he could save the world. But now, nearing the end of his life, he is losing hope. He has run out of time to make a difference.
- Best Animated Short - Warsaw FF
- FIPRESCI Award - Pacific Meridian IFF
- Lee Stuart
- Alyx Duncan
- Ben Montgomery
- Chris Pryor
- Daniel Strang
- Francesca Mountfort
The Tide Keeper is part of my continuing research of states of ‘presence’ on film. It works with the presence of a non performer, developing choreography through the habits and proximity of his physical body in rela tion to his home. One of the rules of the work is that no objects or props were added to the environment. The everyday objects were found an d animated on site. The only time we broke that rule was when we introduced the miniature version of the main charac ter, the old man.
- ALYX DUNCAN
Alyx Duncan is a filmmaker and choreographer in genres spanning live performance, installation, video-dance, music video, documentary, television commercials, and experimental filmmaking. Her research investigates human perception in relation to place, culture and political context. Her first feature film THE RED HOUSE won Best Self-funded film at the 2012 New Zealand Film awards. Alongside her industry work she has taught papers in dance, digital video, and theatre studies at various tertiary institutions in New Zealand and China. Alyx is currently producing Lani Feltham’s short film MOUSE, and co-writing two new feature films, and working on a series of one-short shorts in collaboration with Touch Compass Dance Trust.