“A Letter To All”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer For 5Point Adventure Film Festival (2018)

“A Letter To All” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer For The 2018 5Point Adventure Film Festival.

Edited by: Aidan Haley

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer
Music by: Big Black Delta (“Roost”)
Music Supervision: Backforty Management, Bodie Johnson and Zoe Ellis
Sound Engineer: Jeff Yellen
Sound Recording: Joey Schusler
Thanks to: Julie Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Meaghan Lynch, Meredith McKee, Carl Zoch, Jessica DiCarlo and All The Filmmakers

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Narrated by: Michael Kennedy

“The annual 5Point Film Festival trailer reminds us to reach for our highest ideals and live our best adventure. This year is no different.

In 2007, Julie Kennedy founded the 5Point Film Festival. In 2012, her husband Michael Kennedy, one of America’s most legendary alpinists wrote an open ‘Letter to My [his] Son’ that was published in The Alpinist Magazine. They were poignant and heartfelt words from a father to his son discussing life, passion and direction. After losing their son this year, it seemed like an appropriate homage to revisit and repurpose these words for the larger community. The letter reminds us to live our own individual adventures, passions, lives and to always try our best to reach for the highest ideals and embody the 5points: purpose, respect, commitment, humility, balance.”

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Excerpts from “Letter To My Son” by Michael Kennedy

“How can I express all the thoughts and emotions that swirl in my head, Hayden, when you are halfway around the world on a big route? I remember my own days up high, the feeling of lightness as the earth drops away, the moments of pure grace when nothing matters except the next move—setting a foot just so, feeling the solid thunk of an axe, the calmness of my heart and mind. Everything I needed was right before me.

I know that’s what you’re searching for, but it’s not always what you get. For I also recall the deafening fatigue of climbing too many hours without stopping, the dry throat and the aching belly, the paralyzing fear of a long runout. The bad anchors. The close calls with storms, rockfall and avalanches. The anxiety of being days away from safety, wondering whether the next pitch will go, searching for a bivy site or just a place to sit for a few hours, knowing that the only way out is over the summit and down an unfamiliar ridge.

You’ve gotten all that and more since you left home.”

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Website: http://5pointfilm.org/

“Where Are The African Gods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé (2018)

“Where Are The African Gods” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé.

Produced and Directed by: Rodney Passé

Filmed by: Andrew Trost and Shawn Peters
Co-Produced by: Danielle Redman
Edit and Sound Design: J.P. Damboragian

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Words and Narration by: Abbey Lincoln

“Poetic License: Where are the African Gods?
Lyricist Abbey Lincoln’s words are brought to life in this meditative portrait of black masculinity.

A moving recording of the late writer and renowned jazz singer Abbey Lincoln is captured in this new film from Brooklyn-born director Rodney Passé, who has previously worked with powerhouse music video director Kahlil Joseph. Reading from her own works, Lincoln’s voice sets the tone for a film that explores the African American experience through fathers and their sons.”

“The film movingly captures moments from the perspective of African American men and their sons”
“Abbey Lincoln’s poem is a chilling reminder of black society’s struggle with self-image,” explains Passé. Speaking of the film’s experiment with spoken-word and music, the filmmaker continues: “The arrangement is heart-felt, capturing moments from the perspective of African American men and their sons, while celebrating the essence of black culture and honouring its significance in today’s society.”

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Where are the African Gods?
Did they leave us on our
Journey over here?

Where are the African Gods?
Will we know them
When they suddenly appear?
The ones dismissed with voodoo,
Rock and roll, and all that jazz.
And jungle mumbo jumbo.
And razzmatazz.

Where are the African Gods
Who live within the skin,
Without the skin,
And in the skin again.

Where are the African Gods?
Do they hide among the shadows
While we stumble on the way?
Or did they go with heaven
To prepare another day?
Where are the African Gods
Who’ll save us from this misery and shame?

Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?

Will we find them while
We pray in Jesus’ name?
Where are the African Gods
Who live, and set us free?
We are the African Gods.
You and Me.

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Website:  https://vimeo.com/rodneypasse

“Ethos”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jay Worsley (2018)

“Ethos” is a Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Featuring Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren and “Song” by Allen Ginsberg Directed By Jay Worsley.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jay Worsley

Music by: Ryan Taubert
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Filmed in California, Arizona and Oregon.

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath…

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “Song” by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
constructs
a miracle,
in imagination
anguishes
till born
in human–
looks out of the heart
burning with purity–
for the burden of life
is love,

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Website: http://jayworsley.com/

“Letters From Tuscany”: A Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano (2018)

“Letters From Tuscany” is a Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano.

Letters From Tuscany Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano (2018)

Directed and edited by: Alessandro Di Cristanziano & Tommaso Cassinis
Cinematography by: Valeria D’Ovidio
Still photographer: Guido Caltabiano
Music produced by: Francesco Gattuso
Voice over by: Monica D’Ovidio
Model: Zoe Bucciarelli
Produced by: Headshot Studio

Letters From Tuscany Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano (2018)

“A love story that will take you to some of the most evocative and iconic places in Tuscany. Filmed in Spring 2017.”

Letters From Tuscany Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano (2018)

Locations: Pienza, Pitigliano, Bagno Vignoni, Monteriggioni, Abbazia San Galgano, Bagni di San Filippo, Monteroni D’Arbia, Fattoria di Petroio.

Letters From Tuscany Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Tommaso Cassinis & Alessandro Di Cristanziano (2018)

Website: http://www.headshotstudio.it/

“Plus Minus”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Julian Ticona Cuba (2017)

“Plus Minus” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Julian Ticona Cuba.

Writer & Director: Julian Ticona Cuba 

Plus Minus Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Julian Ticona Cuba 2017
DP: Lukas Tielke
Edit: Dennis Elgert
Music: „Coda“ by Echos
Words: Katrina Noorbergen
VO: Kaya Marie Möller
Grade: Bernd Güsbacher
Additional Grading: Maximilian Baule
Sound Design: Noorman Karim I ACHT Hamburg
Footage produced by Daniel Bartels, Julian Ticona Cuba (NOISE), Miri Harnischmacher (peoplegrapher)
1st AC: Daniel Schua
Runner & Driver: Manuel Bartels, Michael Bartels
Talent: Anne Mühlmeier, Kevin Finn Becker

Plus Minus Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Julian Ticona Cuba 2017

“In mathematics, plus minus indicates a choice of exactly two possible values, one of which is the negation of the other.
This is my interpretation of a couple trying to survive the insurmountable differences between them.”

Plus Minus Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Julian Ticona Cuba 2017

Website: http://www.the-noise.de/

“Blanes Breath”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Spain Directed By Alex Soloviev (2017)

“Blanes Breath” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Music by: A Taylor
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

“There are special places when you arrive there, you feel like you’re at home. I was in one. A small town in Spain, Blanes. Quiet and cozy in the off-season when there’re no packs of tourists on a big buses. This is more personal video. There is no many complicated transitions and shots, but rather attempt to convey the feeling of coziness of this place.”

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

“Time In Eternity” by Tom Merrill

When you were as an angel in my arms,
Had laid your bare head just below my chin,
Your length pressed up to mine, entrusting charms
My whole youth’s starward longing could not win;
With still the murmur of your love in me,
Miracle-tones of all my lifelong hope,
I wished that there might start eternity
And seal forever that sweet envelope;

And as it did, my thoughts are now for you
As every star is blotted by the sun,
And so the sun itself
Has perished too,
And with it, every dream of mine
But one.

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

“For The Light And Darkness”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Patryk Kizny (2017)

“For The Light And Darkness” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Patryk Kizny.

Created, Produced and Directed by: Patryk Kizny

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Actors: Dorota Jastrzębska (Light), Aminatu Danesi (Darkness)
Assistant Director: Aga Gonczarek
Director of Photography: Krystian Stępień
Edited by: Aga Gonczarek
Online Editor, vfx & color grading: Patryk Kizny
3d modelling artist:Riley Schmidt
Makeup & stylist:Klaudia Pytlarz

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

“For The Light And Darkness is a visual story loosely inspired by the ancient Manichean idea of a primeval conflict between the spiritual world of light and material world of darkness.

“Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements. [Wikipedia]”

In director’s perspective, all events of the world are part of the eternal cycle of changes between powers of light and darkness. The primary visual layer depicts main characters – an ethereal dancer (Light) and a mighty shaman (Darkness) as they trade the powers. The secondary layer features powerful and rich symbolic imagery to illustrate the transitions of power.”

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Website: http://patrykkizny.com/for-the-light-and-darkness

“In Flanders Fields”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Tim Mountain (2017)

“In Flanders Fields” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of John McCrae Poem Directed By Tim Mountain.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Tim Mountain

In Flanders Fields Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Tim Mountain 2017

Produced by: Evenlode Films
Narrated by: George Cooper

In Flanders Fields Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Tim Mountain 2017

“In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae (1915)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

In Flanders Fields Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Tim Mountain 2017

Website: https://www.evenlodefilms.com/

“Under The Dust”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo (2017)

“Under The Dust” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo.

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Nicola Bozzo

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

Written by: Luca Ravettino
Sound Design and Mix by: Rails Studio
Narrated by: Angelo Minoli
Recorded by: Raffaele Abbate
Music by: One Hundred Years
Aerial Shots by: Deepak Deepu, Anooj George and Winston Bohl

“The only way to talk about India is to talk about ourselves.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

“When I was a child for fun
I counted every step it took me to get home,
One foot after the other.
How many steps have I taken to get here
Now to become what I am.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NicolaBozzoFilmmaker/

“Statures Of Gods”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde (2017)

“Statures Of Gods” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde.

Directed and Edited by: Arthur Valverde

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Director of Photography: Michel Taburiaux
Phantom Operator: Thomas Briant MacGregor
Music By: Tony Anderson (“All Is Not Lost”)
Sound Design by: Arvids Saulitis

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Dancers: Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir and Paul Marque

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

“Statures of Gods is an exploration of the art of movement; either sculpted or through the expression of dance. When the statues of Paris become one with three ballet dancers, captured frozen in jumping movement, truth is found in the shared reach for beauty.

Starring Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir et Paul Marque from the Opera National de Paris.”

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Website: http://www.arthurvalverde.com/

An Important Emerging Creative Short Film Genre.