A devastating loss finds four friends navigating love, life and the canals of southern England. Up-and-coming writer/director/editor Tupaq Felber premiered his feature debut ‘Tides’ at BFI London Film Festival 2017. Gorgeously shot on black and white digital film, it’s an honest and touching ensemble piece that revolves around Jon (Jon Foster), who has recently suffered a shattering personal loss, that which is only really hinted at in the first shot of him at the very beginning. He and his three best mates Zooby (Jamie Zubairi), Red (Robyn Isaac) and Simon (Simon Meacock) decide to rent a massive old boat to cruise along the canals of southern England. The subtle nuances and delicate balance of pain hidden beneath the surface of euphoric drunkenness makes this buddy film a very strong debut. Our thanks to Axiom for this screening. UK 2017 Tupaq Felber 99m We welcome writer/director Tupaq Felber to introduce his film plus Q&A.