About 'A Tide In The Affairs':
Rick and Em are happily together, married and in love. But when they attempt to have a family together, Rick learns that he is infertile and cannot be cured. Both knowing this, they start to slip away from each other, as Rick becomes more and more closed off from everyone and Em finding herself more distant from Rick, looking hungry for an escape from her drudgery lifestyle. This is a marriage that can’t solve itself, as these two have now fallen into a lifestyle that they feel stuck in, lacking any courage to fix their problems.
It seems to me, nowadays, that everyone wants everything to be perfect or needs everything to be fixed. But what I don’t think people understand is that being imperfect isn’t necessarily a negative thing. Being imperfect is actually the best and most enlightening thing for us as being imperfect means being more honest, more truthful and more natural. What ‘A Tide In The Affairs’ is is it’s an attempt to make an imperfect film in the most perfect of senses — making a more honest, more truthful and more natural film. Deciding to shoot the film as if the fictional narrative were a documentary, we’ve obtained a loose, ill-designed, uneasy feeling that I believe really captures this philosophy and the true nature of life. And it is my belief that by creating a more honest film we’ve made a film that’ll really reach the hearts of the audience and get it’s strong and important message across.