"The Girl and the Tide was written during a difficult period in my life, when I was constantly comparing my failures to the successes of those around me. It's an exploration into that sense of inadequacy and complacency, and trying to find a light in the dark. I hope people relate to its message, find comfort in its realism, and escapism in its fantasy. At its core, The Girl and the Tide is a fairy tale - and like all fairy tales, the magic reveals a moral truth which I think people from all walks of life will find encouraging and relatable." - Harvey John
Comedy Drama, Mental Health, Fairytale
Discontent with life, a girl accidentally attracts the attention of a mysterious and persisting monster.
Awards & Nominations
WIN - Best Costume Design, Special Mention Prize - Unrestricted View Film Festival (2023) *BIFA Qualifying
WIN - Best Short Film, Runner Up - London International Monthly Film Festival (October, 2022)
WIN - Best Cinematography, Runner Up - London International Monthly Film Festival (October, 2022)
NOMINEE - Best Short Film - UK Film Review Festival (2022)
Film Festivals & Screenings
Greenwich Film Festival (2023)
Raindance Film Festival - Open Shorts Night (May, 2023)
Unrestricted View Film Festival (2023) *BIFA Qualifying
CineCrowd Film Festival (2022)
London International Monthly Film Festival (2022)
UK Film Review Festival (2022)
Kino London Short Film Festival - Open Mic Night (August, 2022)
"The Girl And The Tide is a eulogy to youth and to innocence; the world has changed; the kids aren't alright. Harvey John's modern fairy-tale sings the siren's song that so many Gen-Z'ers are familiar with – anxiety; depression; existential dread – and yet it shines a beacon of hope that may allow us in some way to turn back the tide, or at least give us time to shore-up our flood defences."
"Harvey John’s script reads like pages ripped from a diary; transcendent in its relatability. [His] poignant poetry is exposing, deeply comforting, fierce in its vulnerability... The Developing Room will make waves with this timely and timeless ode to The In-Between."