In August 2010 I was set designer on a short film directed and written by Luke Rogers called 'The Tide'. It is the story of a beachcomber whose world is given over to the bleep of his metal detector, and the scratch of his pen as he meticulously labels his finds. He spends his time in a battered old fisherman' s hut covered floor to ceiling with pieces of metal he has picked up - bottle tops to precious jewelery - each is treated with the same care. It was filmed on the eerie beachscape of Dungeoness where Derek Jarman had a house. The film will be released later this year.