Forming a band and playing music is often a youthful ambition. The hardest hurdle is to transition that youthful ambition into adulthood. Even Myspace struggled with growing up, and growing older.
For someone who depends on music as a livelihood, it sucks to be told that your music is not commercially viable.
It sucks even more when your bandmates slowly drift apart as their priorities change.
The award-winning short film below, ‘The Tide’, chronicles a band’s declining momentum against the pace of urban redevelopment, pop music trends, and internal band conflict.
Disbanding was the last resort for them, but the film doesn’t end on a sad note. Their passion for music leads them back to each other, in a complete circle.
Music is their life, after all.
‘The Tide’ is Yim Sheung-man’s debut screenplay. This rite-of-passage story was inspired by his own experience with a band of friends in high school. It won the top award at Fresh Wave Short Film Festival in Hong Kong.