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“Time For The Wild”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary Directed By Andrew O’Donnell (2019)

“Time For The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary In Scotland Directed By Andrew O’Donnell.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Andrew O’Donnell

timeforthewildcinematicpoemshortfilminscotlanddirectedbyandrewo27donnell2019

Narrated by: Andrew O’Donnell

timeforthewildcinematicpoemshortfilminscotlanddirectedbyandrewo27donnell2019

“It’s a strange thing, life
And an even stranger thing,
Is Time.
No living thing knows quite
How much we have.
Wondering and an innocence
Unaware when the clock
Will stop ticking.”

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Website: https://www.scotlandbigpicture.com/Home

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“The Wound Is Where The Light Enters”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Somayeh Jafari (2018)

“The Wound Is Where The Light Enters” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Rumi Directed By Somayeh Jafari.

Written, Directed and Edited by: Somayeh Jafari

Executive Producer: Somayeh Jafari
Starring: Tyler Conti and Pippa Christian
Sound Design: Anna Bertmark
Colourist: Thomas Mangham at The Mill
Cinematographer: Annette Remler
Steadicam: David Pulgarin
Gaffer: Daniel Brohawn
On set producer: Michelle Cheung
Art Direction: Beatrice Caltabiano
Make up and hair: Laila Zakaria
Styling: Jay Hines and Daniel Hemsworth
Runner: Steven Parks

Poem read by: Tyler Conti and Asya Satti

“A creative short by member Somayeh Jafari, ‘The wound is where the light enters’ explores the push and pull between love and hate.”

Excerpts from Poems by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

We are
Wounded healers
Illuminated brokenness
Poets and sages tell us:
        The Wound is where the Light enters you.
I look at my own heart
and see scars
   scars piled on scars
The scars tell me 
I lived through it all
and grew.
I survived.
Even thrived.

The wound
the injury
and the healing
are now all a part of me.     
I pause now
at all the broken windows

Website: https://www.somewherefilms.com/work

 

 

“Blue Floozy”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves (2018)

“Blue Floozy” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Yuri Alves

Poem Written & Performed by: Mia X

Produced by: Igor Alves & Yuri Alves
Original Score by: Boris Ivanov
Live Violin Performed by: Olga Yanovich
Assistant Camera: Caroline Sincaruk
Sound by: Victor Buitrago
Sound Editor & Mixer: Mert Ozcan
Colorist: Gabriel Kurzlop
Artwork by: Rochelle Bernal

“Renowned spoken word poet Mia X, unfurls a powerhouse monologue from her poem “Blue Floozy” in this continuous single shot short film directed by award-winning filmmaker Yuri Alves. Featuring a heart wrenching original musical score by composer Boris Ivanov. Presented in 4K.”

Loose screw,
mixed mind up,
glue fake hair
to fake mindset
with grand visions
out jive eyeballs
of blue much more
than who you know
yourself to be.

Post Production Sound Services: The Record House
Post Production Color Services: Dramplay Productions

Production Company: DreamPlay Media
Made with support from: Newark Office of Film and Television, City of Newark.

Website: http://www.yurialves.com/

“The Kingdom – A Conservation Story”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

“The Kingdom – A Conservation Story” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo.

Directed by: Matthew K. Firpo

The Kingdom - A Conservation Story A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

Cinematographer: Jeremy Snell
Produced by: Finn Harries
Edited by: Stephen Michael Simon
Original Score: Gavin Brivik
Colorist: Carlos Flores
Associated Producer: Jack Harries
Sound Design and Mix: Sean Higgins

The Kingdom - A Conservation Story A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

“A love letter to conservation, our changing climate, and the difference one person can make in a great big world. This is the quiet story of Sonam Phuntsho, a forest caretaker in the Kingdom of Bhutan, who has spent the last 60 years planting over 100,000 trees by hand.

We’re eternally grateful to Sonam Phuntsho who welcomed us into his home and his life, and to the volunteer team of artists that gave all of themselves to share his story.

The Kingdom - A Conservation Story A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

Filmed on location in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Made with the support of WWF, Suitcase Magazine, and the Tourism Council of Bhutan.”

The Kingdom - A Conservation Story A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

Listen to the Original Score at bit.ly/2GcU30X

The Kingdom - A Conservation Story A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Bhutan Directed By Matthew K. Firpo (2018)

Website:  MatthewFirpo.com

“Imaginary Bird”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev (2018)

“Imaginary Bird” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Rome Featuring Poet Charles Bukowski Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Alex Soloviev

Music by Jimmy Svensson / Artlist

Poem Read by: Tom O’Bedlam

“This poem is quite personal. It took much time to find way to visualize it. Dark and light parts of this video have a very special meaning.

We don our masks and our everyday armor, afraid of being found out. Afraid of being taken less seriously, as if happiness were a stain in our otherwise pristine, unbreakable facade. We hide our real selves away – our weak points and vulnerabilities. Until the time we can finally be ourselves again. Until we can finally breathe again. When no one else is looking.

The fact that from around a million to 5 millions of starlings choose the city of Rome as their wintering ground might appear as a blessing or just inspiration when you observe it. It remains one of the world’s greatest natural phenomena.”

“Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.

then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

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

“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/