“I Was A Dark Star Always”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

“I Was A Dark Star Always” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Wilfred Owen Written By Philip Hoare And Directed by Adam Low.

Filmed and Directed by: Adam Low

Written and Produced by: Philip Hoare
Co-Produced by: John Hansard Gallery

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Narrated by: Ben Whishaw

Excerpts from Letters and Poems of Wilfred Owen

Boys
Breaking the surface of the ebony pond.
Flashes
Of swimmers carving through the sparkling cold
Fleshes
Gleaming with wetness to the morning gold.

Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Filmed in England (Torquay) and France.

Article on the film: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/03/wilfred-owen-centenary-poetry-film-philip-hoare-i-was-a-dark-star-always

 

“Ode To New York City”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo (2018)

“Ode To New York City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo.

Directed & Edited by Alessio Cuomo

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Cinematography by Rene Koster
Creative Director – Marco Barneveld
Narrated by Eric Forsythe
Music by Joe Kraemer
Portraits of Immigrants – New York Public Library
Additional Footage courtesy – McKittrick Hotel

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

 

“Travel magazine Wideoyster presents a poetry film about New York. Ode To New York by Walt Whitman. A poetry video we made for travel magazine WideOyster.
The poem Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun was published in 1865, but Whitmans sharp-witted observations of the city are, perhaps, even more relevant today than when the poem was written.

Walt loved New York. Even though at the time it was a tough city to live in. He felt energized instead of overwhelmed by its constant motion, heard music instead of madness, and saw humanity instead of strangeness in its crowds.”

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

“GIVE ME THE SPLENDID SILENT SUN” by Walt Whitman
GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-
dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the 
orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—give me serene-moving 
animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west 
of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, 
where I can walk undisturb’d;
Give me for marriage a sweet-breath’d woman, of whom 
I should never tire;
Give me a perfect child—give me, away, aside from the 
noise of the world, a rural domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse 
by myself, for my own ears only;
Give me solitude—give me Nature—give me again, 
O Nature, your primal sanities!
—These, demanding to have them, (tired with ceaseless 
excitement, and rack’d by the war-strife;)
These to procure, incessantly asking, rising in cries from 
my heart,
While yet incessantly asking, still I adhere to my city;
Day upon day, and year upon year, O city, walking 
your streets,
Where you hold me enchain’d a certain time, refusing 
to give me up;
Yet giving to make me glutted, enrich’d of soul—you 
give me forever faces;

 

Article on film: http://www.wideoyster.nl/magazine3-eng/new-york-city/

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Website: https://www.alessiocuomo.com/

“Aftermath”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Layla Atkinson (2017)

“Aftermath” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Poet Siegfried Sassoon Directed By Layla Atkinson.

Directed by: Layla Atkinson

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

Produced by: Richard Barnett
Animation by: Marie-Margaux, Tsakiri-Scanatovits, John Harmer, Rok Predin, Jocie Juritz, Jacob Read, Clelia Leroux
Music- Dom James
Sound- Fonic
Mix- Barnaby Templera

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

“Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon

Have you forgotten yet?…
For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow
Like clouds in the lit heaven of life; and you’re a man reprieved to go,
Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.
But the past is just the same–and War’s a bloody game…
Have you forgotten yet?…
Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget.

Do you remember the dark months you held the sector at Mametz–
The nights you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets?
Do you remember the rats; and the stench
Of corpses rotting in front of the front-line trench–
And dawn coming, dirty-white, and chill with a hopeless rain?
Do you ever stop and ask, ‘Is it all going to happen again?’

Do you remember that hour of din before the attack–
And the anger, the blind compassion that seized and shook you then
As you peered at the doomed and haggard faces of your men?
Do you remember the stretcher-cases lurching back
With dying eyes and lolling heads–those ashen-grey
Masks of the lads who once were keen and kind and gay?

Have you forgotten yet?…
Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you’ll never forget. 

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

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“Haud Close Tae Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Eve McConnachie (2018)

“Haud Close Tae Me” is a Cinematic Poem Dance Short Film For Scottish Ballet Directed By Eve McConnachie.

Directed by: Eve McConnachie

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018
Director of Photography: Michael Sherrington and Nick Aiton
Producer: Charlotte Gross for Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: Christopher Hampson
Sountrack: Alex Menzies

Poem by: Jackie Kay

Dancers: Jill Ferguson and Mia Thompson

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

“A short dance film examining the connection between our younger and older selves.

Created for Scottish Ballet, this short features professional ballerina Mia Thompson and 65-year-old dancer Jill Ferguson. Choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, the film is inspired by a specially commissioned poem by the Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, who narrates, accompanied by Alex Menzies’ music.”

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

“Pas De Deux” by Jackie Kay

Would you take haud o’ me,
Take haud o’ me
Haud me in your airms and birl me aroon?
Would you haud close tae me
Haud close tae me
Lift me up and put me doon?

I’ll let go o’ you,
Let go o’ you
Turn you roon an’ set you free
You’re one step away
Two away frae me
A pas de chat, a pas de deux.

Would you run aff wey me
Run awa wey me
Tak my haunds and lead me astray?
Would you hae a word wey me,
Hae a word wey me,
Tell me: yesterday’s no the day?

I’ll keep time wey you,
Bide close tae you
Yer body’s memory, fu o’ story,
Step by step we go – chassé, plié…
In your foot, your toe:
You’re a magnificent glory.

Would you please follow me?
Still shadow me
Until night becomes day?
Keep up wey me
Pas marché or brisé volé?
Until the river meets the sea?

I’ll pace time with you,
Keep faith with you
Up the banks and over the brae
Until the moon draps tae the sea.
I’ll be your bridge, be your gateway
Till you are me and I am ye.

Would you let go o’ me,
Things have sapped and ebbed away.
Would you let go o’ me,
Let go o’ me
The words have slid back tae sea.
Who are ye? Who’s me? Who’s me?

I’ll dance the night away
Step by step away
You go; I’ll follow
Don’t worry now: don’t go away.
It all begins and ends with a demi plié!
Till I am you and you are me!

Are you dancing, you say; you say
Are you tomorrow?
Are you asking – what will you borrow?
The day just yesterday.
The nights dancing into the day.
The moon’s dancing into the sea.

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

Website: https://www.evemcconnachie.co.uk/

https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/short-film

“Nômade Life: A Poem II”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Michael Abt (2018)

“Nômade Life: A Poem II” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt.

Directed by: Michael Abt

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

Cinematographer: Tom Marvel
Editor and Colorist: David Bryen
Sound Design: Sebas The Master
Asst. Director/Producer: Andrea Benitez

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

“Blessings” by Darpan

We call up on celestial realms,
the Angelic beings, the planetary guides and protectors,
and the ascended ones
to bless mankind and to be present here with us.
We call up on the Divine light of Love, Truth and Harmony
to shine in places that need healing and guide our way.
We ask for these blessing with great reverence,
from our Mother – the Earth, the Sky, the Moon, the Stars,
the Sun – our Father.
May we always remember we’re pure consciousness,
the essence of Life, the source of all things.
May we find the courage to let go fear and the pain of past conditioning.
Let us walk upon the Earth gently, as true Spiritual Warriors,
into dimensional midwifes giving birth to our True self.
Letting go of separation, evolving beyond limitation
into divine self-expression thereby assisting into a co-creation
of a dawning light filled world.
Om Shanti, Shanti…

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-abt-321b24b1/

 

“Beyond Ordinary”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Goran Jovic (2018)

“Beyond Ordinary” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Edited and Filmed by: Josip Boban
Music by: Dead Can Dance
Written by: Mooji and Goran Jovic

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

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.”

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

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?

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Website: https://1x.com/member/49537

“i am home”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jerom Fischer (2018)

“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

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

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 Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

‘I am home’ is a visual sci-fi poem about a simulation going through different stages of self-conceptualisation.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

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.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

Website: http://ulteriormotive.nl/

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film In California Wilderness Directed By Angel Marin.

Filmed and Directed by: Angel Marin

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

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 Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“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. 
crayfish covering 
and grey waves. 
For these I sing my song. 
Seaweed circus
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.

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Website: https://marlinray.com/

 

“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“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

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

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 Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“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.

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

Website: http://patvanboeckel.nl/

“The Sun Within”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2018)

“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

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

Music by: Solar Fields (“Into the Sun”)
Narrated by: Leonor de Vilhena Roque Dantas de Matos

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

“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.

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/

 

 

An Important Emerging Creative Short Film Genre.