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TIDAL

AWARD WINNING OCEAN DOCUMENTARY

2019

Tidal documentary poster showing a woman standing in a tidal pool on the oceans edge.

TIDAL is a South African ocean film that follows the story of Lisa Beasley, an adventurous soul whose life-threatening accident reignited her LOVE for the ocean. While healing her body, she was set on a path towards rehabilitating the tidal pool spaces.

Tidal documentary poster with a diver swimming through bright blue water.
Underwater shot of seals playing and a diver in the background.
A feather-duster worm underwater, promotional imagery for the documentary film TIDAL
Close up of blue/purple velvet dorid.

TEAM

lEILA KIDSON
PRODUCER

MICHAEL CARTER
CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR

TRYGVE HEIDE
DIRECTOR

FAINE LOUBSER
UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHER

SPECIAL THANKS
LISA BEASLEY

Diver just under the surface of the water, with a mirror-like reflection of her body.
A photograph of Lisa Beasley in a tidal pool, she is the subject of the South African ocean documentary film, TIDAL
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

This South African ocean documentary follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific BASE jumping accident encourages her to return to the sea. Lisa’s journey begins with a childhood love of water and sea life. This obsession continues until it is eclipsed by her growing infatuation with skydiving and then BASE jumping. As her jump numbers increase, so too do the risks, until one jump changes everything. After opening her chute too early, Lisa has to endure the horror of being swung into the mountain face repeatedly on her long way down to the ground. 

Diver in the ocean showing something to a photographer.

Lucky to have survived she must now face an immense recovery period that brings her closer to her mother as well as her first love: the sea. Lisa’s struggle to find an exercise she can handle leads her to discovering the beauty of the Cape Town ocean spaces. The tidal pools in particular have become very meaningful to Lisa’s recovery, and she must now work to protect them from the harmful historical cleaning protocols that kill the marine life she has come to love. As communities begin to form, education on the topic of marine protection increases and Lisa is able to protect those spaces, the film concludes.

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Contact leila@octopi.co.za

An update on Lisa and the story of the tidal pools