“The Junebugs”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Steve Scafidi Lincoln Poem Directed By Chris Kelly (2016)

“The Junebugs” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring an Original Steve Scafidi Lincoln Poem Directed By Chris Kelly.

Creative Director:  Chris Kelly

Art Direction: Colin Trenter
Producer: TJ Kearney
Screenplay: Justin Kelly

Production Company:  Oddfellows

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Music and Sound by Antfood

Design and Illustration: Yuki Yamada, Hana Kim
Titles: Lisa Mishima
Animation: Stan Cameron, Chris Anderson, Nata Metlukh, Josh Parker, Kavan Magsoodi, Jay Quercia, Lorraine Sorlet, Chris Kelly, Colin Trenter and Jordan Scott

Read by:  David Purdham

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THE JUNEBUGS by Steve Scafidi

Hey boy come here — quick,
so he dropped his rake and
ran to the yard by the house

where probably five hundred
  junebugs like a pile of emeralds
and rubies glistened crawling

over each other under each other
  in the grass. By god look at them
fornicating, he said and his son

said Hold on, I got an idea, and ran
    to the house for the bundle of
twine and gunpowder he had tied

together into a bomb for such
  a purpose and blew an equally
glittering hole in the yard

a foot into the earth and the punch
  his father landed reverberated
in his skull for the rest of his life

and when the assassin fired
  it was the last thing he saw —
junebugs everywhere crawling

glistening in the tall summer grass.

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Websites: http://oddfellows.tv/work/junebugs

http://shenandoahliterary.org/61/from-the-lincoln-poems/

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