"After the Titanic" short film by Tim Shearwood
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Titanic: Honor And Glory: "After the Titanic" short film by Tim Shearwood


Published on: Monday, April 22, 2019

"After the Titanic" short film by Tim Shearwood

Directed by Tim Shearwood
Poem by Derek Mahon
Bruce Ismay player by Ian Shearwood

I saw this short film in the Belfast Cinemagic Titanic Film Festival in 2012 (which my short film The Last Signals was in). I mentioned this video in our 107th anniversary livestream and there was some interest from our listeners. I found the video and was given permission to reupload it. This video is not made by us, nor anyone on the team.

Source: https://youtu.be/6Y_3u8bZxak

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  • what the heck am I doing here

    what the heck am I doing here

     2 months ago

    I imagine that if Titanic was a Human, she would take Ismay by his hand than hug him as a person who needed the most cry while she smile softly than said "Welcome home Mr. Ismay, we all been waiting for you to return."

    Sorry that sounds very very very weird but that how I think.

  • Nathan Ventura

    Nathan Ventura

     5 months ago

    J. Bruce Ismay had textbook survivors guilt. The public didn't need to gaslight and scapegoat him for surviving, but they did because collectively people then just as now want something easy and simple to assign blame to when things go wrong. Whether that blame intensified his guilt or not can't be known to us, I think it did. He'd have had his shame either way, others didn't make it easy on him.

  • Jake Rutigliano

    Jake Rutigliano

     6 months ago

    Is that his nephew playing him? The old man who was in one of your videos who was a relative of Ismay?

  • Stephanie James

    Stephanie James

     6 months ago +1

    The smear campaign against Ismay created by W.R. Hearst during his life continues unjustly in his death. What an awful thing it truly is to ask a man why he survived a shipwreck. What a miserable lack of humanity and morality. As if all would be set right if only one more life were lost in the absolute destruction of the RMS Titanic.

  • E Aird

    E Aird

     7 months ago +1

    It is very sad how such a famous man who helped women and children board a lifeboat was hindered and broken by the terrible minds of the Press

  • Jiskpirate


     7 months ago +4

    On wikipedia:
    Paul Louden-Brown, in his history of the White Star Line, writes that Ismay continued to be active in business, and that much of his work was for The Liverpool & London Steamship Protection & Indemnity Association Limited, a company founded by his father. According to Louden-Brown: "Hundreds of thousands of pounds were paid out in insurance claims to the relatives of the Titanic's victims; the misery created by the disaster and its aftermath dealt with by Ismay and his directors with great fortitude, this, despite the fact that he could easily have shirked his responsibilities and resigned from the board. He stuck with the difficult task and during his twenty-five year chairmanship hardly a page of the company's minutes does not contain some mention of the Titanic disaster."

    I am heartbroken.

  • Darth Meteos

    Darth Meteos

     7 months ago


  • blakegriplingph


     7 months ago

    It is a shame that some people are unfairly vilified just because of something they did or got involved in. Sure, there are those who deserve to be vilified, like Hitler, but Ismay was more a victim of judgement than a greedy businessman who simply did not care. It's similar to how some label rally driver Colin McRae as a reckless child murderer after that fateful helicopter crash in 2007. Colin should've known better if it was true that he flew without proper certification, but he wouldn't have the gall to kill anyone in cold blood, and no one, not even Colin, wanted such a tragedy to happen.

  • Adriel Isaac

    Adriel Isaac

     7 months ago

    Were is my titanic that I ordered it’s been 3 weeks and you said few days 3 weeks is not a few days

  • Milos15Gameplays


     7 months ago

    I love how the sinking of the Titanic striked Ismays feelings after her disaster. Thank you for sharing this, Tom!

  • K9


     7 months ago

    If he didn't get on that boat... he would of committed suicide in way... how it must of felt to not be able to grab someone else with him... and one more... and one more...

  • MrIRJP4768


     7 months ago +1

    Ismay was a good person. MAY HE REST IN PEACE

  • Alex DeForest

    Alex DeForest

     7 months ago +2

    J. Bruce Ismay’s fate goes to show the power of hatred when the day’s newspapermen have it out for you. In the end, I think he’d rather die ten deaths in the icy North Atlantic than live out the life that was left for him after the disaster.

  • Logan Jones.

    Logan Jones.

     7 months ago +3

    Thats amazing. Deatailed. Deep. Scary. Eye catching. Realistic. Just sad. Tragic. Upsetting. Really inspiring. So SO SO AMAZING.
    Thats all that can describe this film its so sad but the aftermath will be harder to survive than the actual thing well done H&G Team I found it great well established! With love and hope

  • Italy Is My Fatherland TV

    Italy Is My Fatherland TV

     7 months ago +1

    Are there ships more legendary than Titanic? I guess no.

  • Robert Aviles

    Robert Aviles

     7 months ago +5

    Ismay suffered a worse fate than going down with TITANIC. The memories of that night haunted him 'til his dying day. After the inquiries, he refused to talk about TITANIC - even asking his friends to never mention it.

    It's easy to say that you'd stay behind to save someone else, but when that moment comes (and your adrenaline is pumping), you'd likely do the EXACT same thing as Ismay and save your own life.

    Being labeled as a "coward" by the media, for doing what most people would do in a life and death situation, didn't help Ismay with his "survivor's guilt" (a real life mental health condition).

    In conclusion, TITANIC was the worst thing that happened to Ismay. It ruined him emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. He was no longer the same man he was before he sailed on TITANIC. He was a broken man.

  • lincolnlobster


     7 months ago +11

    James Cameron had the opportunity to set the record straight with Ismay. Cameron’s attention to fine detail with the Titanic story didn’t extend to the characters, though. Unfortunately, Cameron needed over-the-top, cartoonish villains for his Titanic movie when the only real villain you need is the iceberg and the encroaching water sinking the ship.

  • Gho Strider

    Gho Strider

     7 months ago +2

    Did he shave the moustache in his later years, so that this would be an accurate character portrayal? Or his this just the actor they could find, and a glue-on would have just been goofy?

  • The Cunarder

    The Cunarder

     7 months ago

    This was a very well done film/poem, it really portrays what Ismay went through during his life after the disaster.

  • Troy Cullen

    Troy Cullen

     7 months ago

    In general I agree with Tom Lynskey for showing the other side of the coin to defend the reputation, honor and memory of Bruce Ismay. To bring a more wider historical perspective into view by not painting Ismay as simply as an one note Villain as some media portrayals have, but that the often very underrated and simply dismissed by many 1979 film "S.O.S. Titanic, which painted Mr Ismay as a more real and realistic multifaceted character. But as a real human being with tangible real human emotions and not just a businessmen but instead with empathetic feelings toward others as evidenced by the modern seminal work "On a Sea of Glass" that mentions the following redeeming fact: Bruce Ismay comforted and consoled Mrs Emily Ryerson over the sudden unexpected death of her Son through a motor vehicle accident by asking was there anything that he could do for her to help, comfort and console her devastating loss while she was still abroad on Sunday afternoon on the A-Deck Promenade, near one of the two First Class Grand Staircase Entrances.