“Echoes From A Silent World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner (2020)

“Echoes From A Silent World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matt Kleiner

Starring: Asher Pacey
Sound Design: Brennan Mercer
Narrator: Terry Burns
Narration Adapted from Excerpts From: Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Written By: Jonah Lehrer
Music By: Philip Grass & Niklas Paschburg

Echoes from a Silent World - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Matt Kleiner - July 31 2020

My entry for the Lockdown Short Film Contest by London Surf Film Festival. The concept was simple, dive into the archives. While the world was on lockdown earlier this year, take something old and make something new from the confines of your home.

While unable to work it was creatively therapeutic to dive into old hard drives and make something fresh that reflected the dream-like state of isolation.

The title pays tribute to that brief moment in time where the outside world stood still in early 2020. The majority of the globe could only reminisce on what were becoming faint memories of life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience.

To bring the visuals to life I teamed up with Brennan Mercer for Sound Design. His ability to create a subtle world within a world of imagery set the tone for a true visceral effect. These were the sounds of nature and the world we all longed to be a part of once again.

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“The Off-Season”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Sam Davis (2020)

“The Off-Season” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Sam Davis.

Director – Sam Davis

Producer – Rayka Zehtabchi
EP – Andrew Hutcheson / Voyager
AC/Loader – Jeff Vanderpool
Steadicam Operator – Nick Schwyter
Composer – Giosuè Greco

Voice – Stan Robinovitz

As the son of a football coach and brother of a QB-turned-sports broadcaster, my upbringing revolved around fall Friday nights. And while I may have turned out to be the artsy one in the family, I know how much football means to players, coaches and communities everywhere.

While questions linger about the fate of the coming season, I hope this film can be a little blip of hope and excitement for the return of football, whenever that may be. Hang tight. Life will go on, and so will sports.

“The Forgotten Shieling”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Norway By Lars Hauge Hoel (2020)

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Lars Hauge Hoel

Written by: J Allen Shaw
Narrated by: Steve McCurdy
Music by: Tashi Gyelpo

The Forgotten Shieling - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Lars Hauge Hoel

A short little film about an old and forgotten shieling located in the heart of Jotunheimen, Norway.

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“I Can Wade Grief”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Lucia Hunziker (2020)

“I Can Wade Grief” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Emily Dickinson Directed by Lucia.

Edited and Directed by Lucia Hunziker

The Woman & Voiceover: Carina Braunschmidt

Produced by: LLH Productions
Wardrobe Styling: Ruth Bugmann, Sandra Wichowski
Production Design: Jackie Wagner
Set Design & Set Dressing: Andri Buser
Voice over Recording: Oslo Studios
Sound Design: Anderson Audio Productions

 

“I can wade Grief—” by Emily Dickinson

I CAN wade grief,
Whole pools of it,—
I ’m used to that.
But the least push of joy
Breaks up my feet,
And I tip—drunken.
Let no pebble smile,
’T was the new liquor,—
That was all!

Power is only pain,
Stranded, through discipline,
Till weights will hang.
Give balm to giants,
And they ’ll wilt, like men.
Give Himmaleh,—
They ’ll carry him!

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“The Language Of The Trees”: A Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film -Bradley Tangonan (2020)

“The Language Of The Trees” is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Bradley Tangonan.

Directed by: Bradley Tangonan

The Language Of The Trees - Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by BRADLEY TANGONAN July 15 2020

Creative Director DEBORAH ROYER
Exectuive Producer STINE CHRONE MOISEN
Director of Photography JAMES L BROWN

Original Score by JORDAIN WALLACE
Sound Design & Mix TORIN GELLER & HAYLEY LIVINGSTON / ONE THOUSAND BIRDS

Featuring EDWARD MILLER & RILEY SHAW

Set in the imposing landscape of the Kimberley in Western Australia, this short documentary follows the story of an aboriginal farmer named Edward.

Raised among elders who taught him how to thrive “out bush,” Edward navigates between the rhythmic routine of a small sandalwood farm and the vast and abundant wilderness just beyond its border.

This journey of silence and presence in nature awakens the senses, teaches us how to connect with trees and the land, and invites us to listen to the natural world around us.

“New York, still”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Bram VanderMark (2020)

“New York, still” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Bram VanderMark.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Bram VanderMark

Sound Design/Mix: Christian Stropko
Grade: Jacob McKee
Voice Over: Phyllis Lampkin
Script: Elizabeth Moore
Special Thanks: Austin Prahl

A meditation on the beauty that has emerged and remained in New York, when many thought the city’s spirit had all but disappeared.

New York, still
listening to the
hushed softness
of the morning

Not quite noiseless, but
echoing with the elements
of what used to be

Still moving,
and a little unsure
how to breathe
without stopping
to catch our breaths

Still nothing
without the beating hearts
that call this
motley metropolis
molded into neighborhoods
of concrete and iron
home

Still healing,
and becoming gentle
Embracing that we are soft
and made of skin
with velvet
in every breath

Still singing,
the collective shout of
“We’re still here!”
Calling
to the listeners,
the lingerers,
the laborers,
the lonely lovers
who have no choice
but to stay
and to witness
how loneliness keeps us
alive

After the listening,
and the moving,
and the nothing,
and the healing,
and the singing,

New York, still

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“THE HUNT”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella (2020)

“THE HUNT” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella.

Director/Writer: Tommaso Fontanella

The Hunt Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico in Florence by Tommaso Fontanella 2020

Producer: Oliver Gallini
Filmmaker: Logan Armstrong, Chris Shepherd

Once a year Firenze turns into a battleground. Four neighborhoods, artisans, craftsmen, bus drivers, butchers and tailors turn into warriors fighting for the “hunt”. Once it’s all over everyone comes back together united as one city.

This is the story of Calcio Storico, a tradition that goes back 500 years.

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“A Mind Sang”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film By Vier Nev

“A Mind Sang” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Vier Nev.

Directed and animated by Vier Nev

ORIGINAL MUSIC | Yanis El-Masri
SOUND EFFECTS | Francisca Dores, Henrik Ferrara
SOUND TEAM MANAGER | Francisca Dores
RECORDING / SOUND PRODUCTION | Guilherme Correia
MUSIC ASSISTANT/RECORDING ASSISTANT | Miguel Serrão

A short film about perception, rebirth and transformation.

“A Mind Sang” is the winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

A Mind Sang - Vier Nev Director and Animator 2020

Read more about it on the Vimeo blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-award-a-mind-sang-vier-nev/

MUSICIANS
PICCOLO | Simão Pinto
FLUTES | Melanie Gil, Ana Teixeira
OBOE | Gabriela Pereira
CLARINET | Joana Lima
BASS CLARINET | António Lopes
BASSOON | Adriana Gonçalves
CONTRABASSOON | José Miguel Oliveira
FRENCH HORNS | Cristiana Azoia, Luis Oliveira
TRUMPET | Pedro Jerónimo
TUBA | José Santos
VIOLINS | Alice Abreu, Daví Rabog, Tiago Rodrigues, Yuri Gomes
VIOLAS | Catarina Gonçalves, Luís Silva
CELLOS | João Geraldo, Dinis Lecomte
DOUBLE BASS | Amã Oliveira

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“Dismantling The Largest Oil Tanker In The World”: A Cinematic Poem Film By Dominic Davis (2020)

“Dismantling The Largest Oil Tanker In The World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem Written and Read by Mark Pajak Directed By Dominic Davis.

Directed and Animated by: Dominic Davis

Written and Read by: Mark Pajak
Executive Production: Poetry Cinema
Produced By: Helmie Stil
Soundscape by: Lennert Busch

Dismantling The Largest Oil Tanker In The World - Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film By Dominic Davis - June 17 2020

Mark Pajak was the 2019 mentee for the Peggy Poole Award, a mentorship scheme for poets based in the North West of England, in memory of the poet and broadcaster Peggy Poole. Mark Pajak’s mentor was Michael Symmons Roberts.

Mark’s poem, ‘Dismantling the largest oil tanker in the world’, was part of a series of ten commissions by The Poetry Society asking past National Poetry Competition winners to respond to both the most and least commonly used words across the prize’s 40 year history of winners.

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“I Know My Soul”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt (2020)

“I Know My Soul” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem by Claude McKay  Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt.

Director: Douglas Bernardt

Director of Photography: Adolpho Veloso
Editor: Victor Cohen
Colorist: Bleach Films / Sergio Pasqualino

Produced by Stink Films Shanghai
Shot in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I Know My Soul” by Claude McKay (1889 – 1948)

I plucked my soul out of its secret place,
And held it to the mirror of my eye,
To see it like a star against the sky,
A twitching body quivering in space,
A spark of passion shining on my face.
And I explored it to determine why
This awful key to my infinity
Conspires to rob me of sweet joy and grace.
And if the sign may not be fully read,
If I can comprehend but not control,
I need not gloom my days with futile dread,
Because I see a part and not the whole.
Contemplating the strange, I’m comforted
By this narcotic thought: I know my soul.

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An Important Emerging Creative Short Film Genre.