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Jordan Buckner's short film sheds light on the effects of climate change, and is concerned with our emotional response to climate change and our future

A short film by Jordan Buckner, an independent filmmaker and lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, which was commissioned as part of the BBC and Arts Council's New Creatives scheme, is now live on BBC iPlayer and aired on Sunday on BBC Four.

When the Tides Went Down by Jordan, who teaches art direction for animation at the University, sheds light on the effects of climate change, and is concerned with our emotional response to climate change and our future.

The film examines how climate change threatens our future, and asks how do we come to terms with the end of our existence? It is a short animation exploring people’s different responses to climate change and uses original digital paintings by Jordan.

As an independent animator making strange films about mental health, climate change and the weirdness of the UK, it means a great deal to know that people care about the work at all, and that it has a place up on the screen alongside some superb talents.

Jordan Buckner, Filmmaker

When the Tides Went Down was made in eight weeks as part of the Screen South, BBC and Arts Council New Creatives project. The sound is by Nainita Desai.  

Jordan said: “As an independent animator making strange films about mental health, climate change and the weirdness of the UK, it means a great deal to know that people care about the work at all, and that it has a place up on the screen alongside some superb talents.”

Jordan, has also completed another short film, //_sleeper which was selected for the London International Animation Festival at the Barbican.

Some promo stills can be found here, and trailer can be found here.

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