Written & Directed by
Natasha Cottriall and Rowe David McClelland
In Collaboration With
Changing Tides is a punchy realistic social drama that puts the spotlight on alcoholism, abandonment and finding hope in unexpected places.
Bea, early 20s, feisty and streetwise, works as a domestic carer. She has a new patient, Aiden, a bitter aging alcoholic who intimidates for sport, but she’s determined not to let him win.
Their standoff softens when Aiden’s fragility becomes apparent. It shifts the power dynamic and forces her to take care of him. The balance tipped, and with his curiosity spiked, her unrelenting sarcasm wins him over.
Bonding over dark humour and chips, he decides to stop drinking and be her friend. But when you’re an alcoholic you can’t just stop.