Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie


24 mins / 2019 / HD + 16mm

Beyond the North Winds is a hybrid documentary about the decommissioning of a nuclear plant in Scotland. It traces the journey of Walter Glass, who disappears while writing a report on the reactor. 

Concerned with landscape and time, myth and technology, the film explores the nature of ruins, and asks what environmental scars our generation will leave behind for the future.

Writer, Director, Producer  Natalie Cubides-Brady
Cinematographer  Sebastian Cort
Editor  Jamie King
Composer    Andreas Gutuen Aaser
Sound Designer   Ben Goodall
Additional Cinematography  Natalie Cubides-Brady
Story ConsultantJessica Sinyard
ColouristCaroline Morin
Production ManagerAlana O'Neill

Official Festival Selections:

Visions du Reel, Switzerland, April 2019

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, June 2019

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, July 2019 

DMZ Docs, South Korea, Sep 2019 

Poitiers Film Festival, France, Dec 2019

London Short Film Festival, Jan 2020

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, July 2020

Sundance Film Festival London, Aug 2020

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Aug 2020


Winner: Best Short Screenplay, Poitiers Film Festival

Winner: Green Planet Award, First Prize, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Nominee: Best Student Documentary, IDA Awards

Nominee: Best British Short, London Critics' Circle Film Awards