“Beyond Ordinary” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic.
Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic
Edited and Filmed by: Josip Boban
Music by: Dead Can Dance
Written by: Mooji and Goran Jovic
Actress: Diana Loos
“What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” There might be times when people think that travelling ain’t for them. It requires a lot of organization with a pinch of spontaneity (or two pinches or as you like it), it hides its attraction in a lot of unexpected turns and sometimes even leads to unknown whereabouts but, finally, it moves you deeply and you fall in love with it irrevocably. There might be times when people fail to find will and determination to do something new or take a new step into the unknown. Nonetheless, you always should keep in mind that tomorrow is a new day. If you are ever at the crossroads, dare to do more than just sleeping on it, go to the desert(s), listen to its silence, take a deep breath and everything will appear to you as it is. There might be times when you doubt yourself, but there are answers to all your questions – just don’t be too timid to ask for them.”
Where is the beginning of this
Where is the end
Why are you here
What is your life about anyway.
Try to look deep inside and ask yourself
Who are you?
What is it you are seeking for?
“i am home” is a Cinematic Poem Science Fiction Promotional Short Film In Bulgaria Directed By Jerom Fischer.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jerom Fischer
Music, Sound Design and VFX by: Boris Acket
Produced by: Boris Dimitrov and Stella Dimova
Production Company: Stratospheric Productions
A Film by: Ulterior Motive
Actress: Kala Dimitrova
‘I am home’ is a visual sci-fi poem about a simulation going through different stages of self-conceptualisation.
We were invited to Bulgaria to work together with EXE and Stratospheric on something extraordinary. As part of the launch for a new club in Sofia, EXE wanted to release a short film that touched upon the social aspects of their brand. The abstract story we created revolves around a female simulation that goes through various stages of self-conceptualisation and identification. From the very basic act of recognising her own body to the complex analysis of social identity. ‘I am home’ is ultimately a first glimpse at what is going to be a new home in Sofia, built by a very inspiring group of people.
“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film In California Wilderness Directed By Angel Marin.
Filmed and Directed by: Angel Marin
Produced, Written and Narrated by: Josh Berry
Edited by: Galut Alarcón
Original Score by: Chris Klotz
Starring: Joyce Hu and Mary Tran
“Edge of the Sea is a love poem by Marlin Ray for the wilderness coast of California.”
“Edge of the Sea” by Marlin Ray
Soft dust wraps us in its rough embrace,
sea salt air dense with water.
Sunrise sea change
embraces the blue
dirt gives from the earth
soft kelp sleeve
and urchin wrap.
and grey waves.
For these I sing my song.
of youthful shouts
bottomless marine world
of chance and glee.
The quiet line of breaking ocean,
for these I sing my song.
Hills slide to the edge of the sea
always fitting perfectly.
Everywhere the colors shout and twist
making joy and rain.
for these we sing our song.
“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol
Music by: Keaton Henson
Produced for: Musea Guarda
“Video poem made in a abandoned wool factory in Portugal for the museum of Guarda by Pat van Boeckel and Peter van der Pol.”
“Build Me A Cottage” by Fernando Pessoa
Build me a cottage deep
In a forest, a simple, silent home,
Like a breath in a sleep,
Where all wish may be never to roam
And a pleasure all smallness may keep.
A palace high then build,
With confusion of lights and of rooms,
A strange sense to yield,
Whither my desire from the cottage’s glooms
May go, to return, unfulfilled.
Then dig me a grave,
That what cottage nor palace can give
I at length may have,
That the weariness of all ways to live
May cease like the last of a wave.
“The Sun Within” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Mathieu Le Lay.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay
Music by: Solar Fields (“Into the Sun”)
Narrated by: Leonor de Vilhena Roque Dantas de Matos
“Horizonte” by Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)
Oh ocean preceding us, your fears
Had coral and beaches and forests to them.
Were the night and fog unveiled,
The past’s storms and mystery,
The Afar would blossom, and the starlit South
Shine resplendent on the ship of initiation.
Austere line of the distant coast
Upon the ship’s approach, the slope of the land rises
In trees with nothing
Far about them;
Closer by, the earth opens up in sounds and colours
And upon landing there are birds and flowers
Where from afar there was only an abstract line.
The dream is to see the invisibile forms
Of imprecise distances, and, with sensitive
Movements of hope and will,
To seek out in the cold line of the horizon
The tree, the beach, the flower, the bird, the fountain
The much-deserved caresses of Truth.
“At Home: Journey Back To Greece” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Nick Kontostavlakis
Filmed, Produced and Directed by: Nick Kontostavlakis
Edited by: FKY
Cinematography by: Antonis Kitsikis
Music by: Tony Anderson
Time-Lapse by: Nick Knotostavlakis and Nikos Pomonis
Drone by: Nick Knotostavlakis
Narrated by: Dimitris Kaplanis
“I am Nick, a freelance photographer.
In the past 10 years I‘ve been travelling and photographing around the world.
What I realized, though, was that I had gradually stopped seeking new destinations. I found a place that offered me a sense of stability and warmth where my inspiration and creativity amplified. Nature in all its’ forms was still surrounding me: Snowy landscapes, deep canyons, lakes and rivers, vast forests and of course the sea.
In the end, I think I found my destination, a place that has nurtured me, and has always been so close to me. That makes me feel home!
“Serenity” is a Cinematic Poem Music Performance Short Film Featuring Poet Edward Rowland Sills Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Vincent DiFrancesco
Performance by: Hannah Williamson
Original Music by: Vincent DiFrancesco
Narrated by: Thomas Dunbar
“Serenity” by Edward Rowland Sills
Be still,—be still!
Midnight’s arch is broken
In thy ceaseless ripples.
Dark and cold below them
Runs the troubled water,—
Only on its bosom,
Shimmering and trembling,
Doth the glinted star-shine
Sparkle and cease.
Be still,—be still!
Boundless truth is shattered
On thy hurrying current.
Rest, with face uplifted,
Calm, serenely quiet;
Drink the deathless beauty—
Thrills of love and wonder
Sinking, shining, star-like;
Till the mirrored heaven
Hollow down within thee
Holy deeps unfathomed,
Where far thoughts go floating,
And low voices wander
“By The Fire We Gather” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel in Mexico Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz
Produced by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz
Music by: Oliver Koletzki
Poem Written by: Roman Rütten
“This film was created for Nomade Hotel in Tulum. A mystical journey of finding your path by following our heart.”
It always starts with a spark
An idea, a foolish thought,
A path not fully walked.
When many sparks unite
We set a fire to explore the night.
“Nessun Dorma” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film in Spain By Txema Ortiz.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Txema Ortiz
Music Arrangement and Direction by: Martin Zalba and Jody Jenkins
“A project made in 4 months recorded in different locations of the geography of Navarra.
I wanted to reflect different environments changing the color tone in each scene, after making the white balance, thus generating a very different environment, dark, inospito and inert, heavenly, ….. trying to find the beauty of still life. A trip through different spaces through doors trying to awaken sensations. A walk of the soul.”
“Sonja”is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík.
Directed by: Maroš Milčík
Cinematography by: Gašper Šnuderl
Original Score by Matúš široký
Produced by: Revers
Sound Design by Defacto Sound
Color by Toby Tomkins, CHEAT
Edited by Miroslav Gerbel, Maroš Milčík
Starring: Sona Zeliskova
“Sonja is a poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless artist Sona Zeliskova, who despite adverse fate found her life journey in art and ceramics
The film experiments with audio-visual components to recount Sona’s unique story. Combining a documentary, narrative and poetic approach, this short film attempts to depict the real-life story via poetic language.
We used special infrared technology, in order to achieve a surrealistic black-and-white visual. The unique picture thus emerged purely in-camera without the use of post-production.
Sona carries a one-of-a-kind story of a lifetime struggle, overcoming obstacles while flourishing her love for art. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with diabetes. At 26, right by the birth of her son, she completely lost her sight. At age of 39, nevertheless, she has found her life purpose and passion for ceramics and became a successful artist. Today, Sonia runs ceramics courses, lectures at conferences and has become a life inspiration for many others.”