Low Tide (2019 | A24)
A coming-of-age thriller about gold and greed on the Jersey Shore.
Premiered in competition at Tribeca 2019. Winner Best Director / Audience Award at the Monmouth Film Festival. Artios Award nomination for Best Cast in a Micro-Budget film. Released theatrically by A24.
BTS photos by @EricMTownsend
"McMullin is one of those scrappy discoveries who shows an immediate command of film grammar. Low Tide is made with such economy and skill...rigorously entertaining."
-Jesse Hassenger (AV Club)
"A confident debut. Low Tide is filled with small decisions that work. McMullin has a subtle, clever touch."
-Brian Tallerico (RogerEbert.com)
"Such a solid, character-driven vessel...McMullin channels the feel of Stephen King's 'Stand by Me', along with various noir-toned '80s films, in this coming-of-age thriller."
-Peter Debruge (Variety)
"Has a decidedly early Spielberg vibe to it and could land McMullin gigs accordingly."
-Steven Zeitchik (Washington Post)
"Displays a piercing awareness of the tensions that drive the dynamics of adolescent outsiders... McMullin’s poetic script has an uncanny grasp of the unspoken."
-Chuck Bowen (Slant Magazine)
"Quietly observed...packs a genuine depth."
-Michael Rechtshaffen (Los Angeles Times)
"A sharp coming-of-age crime saga that hardens 'The Goonies' with the kind of salt-of-the-earth survivalism that bled through 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'... A very promising debut.”
-David Ehrlich (Indiewire)