Category Archives: Art Films

“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


“Autumn Tale”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman (2016)

“Autumn Tale” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Ivan Maria Friedman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ivan Maria Friedman


Actress: Elena Samuylova


Produced by: Maya Pictures



“Motion Poems”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jonah Hall And Kevin Lau (2016)

“Motion Poems” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring “A Sonnet After Chopin’s Requiem” by Monique-Adelle Callahan Directed by Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau.

Designed, Animated and Directed by:  Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau

Produced by:  TIMBER
Executive Producer: Sabrina Elizondo
Produced by:  Megan Kennedy
Art Director: Jon Lorenz
Animation and VFX: Jonah Hall, Henry Foster, Casey Benn,  Gabriel Valente Ferrao, Jeff Willette,  Brad Hayes, Ian Ross, Jon Lorenz,  Lyz Holder, Alireza Bidar, Andrew Schreiber
and Giancarlo Rondani
Narrated by:  Ashley Becerra

“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart (2016)

“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Dance Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart.

Directed by:  Jes Bickhart


Lead Dancer: Katherine Cowgill
Dancers: Avi Adams, Bianca Bulle, Alexandra Hughes, and Sam Akins
Narrator: Victoria Atkin
Director of Photography: Charlie Balch
1st AC: Dustin Miller
Hair: Joe Espinoza
Makeup: Raquel Grijalva
Editor: Rob Stiles
Original Music: CM French
Sound Edit and Mix: Kami Asgar & 424 Post inc.
Colorist: Mark Todd Osborne


“Bloch is one of the leading international brands in ballet. With over 90 years of dedication to artists, we set out to create a work that honored this legacy and commitment to the preservation of the arts. With a 35mm film grant from the Kodak Motion Picture Film group, we focused on the introspective loneliness and poetic nature of ballet set against the words of Robin Williams to his students in the film ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ ”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”  




“The Big Push”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Xin Li And Laurie Harris (2015)

“The Big Push” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Poetry Of John Glenday Directed By Xin Li and Laurie Harris.

Directed by: Xin Li and Laurie Harris 


Animation by:  Xin Li
Music and Sound by: Nick Norton-Smith
Executive Producer:  Andy Glynne
Produced by:  Mosaic Films

“The film is based on John Glenday’s poem of the same name, inspired by James Herbert Gunn’s evocative 1916 painting, ‘The Eve of the Battle of the Somme’.


The film-poem was animated using a painstaking paint-on-glass technique by Chinese-Australian artist Xin Li. Each frame was hand-painted, using no computer effects to create an animation that mirrors the powerful effect of Gunn’s painting.

The Poem was originally commissioned by The Poetry Society and The Fleming Collection.”

Written and Narrated by:  John Glenday

“The Big Push” by John Glenday

Would you believe it, there’s a bloke out there singing
‘When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day’.
His audience, a sixty-pounder crew, stand round bleeding
from the ears. The Boche are all but finished, apparently –

I heard they’re packing old clock parts into trench mortars
now, for want of iron scrap. Some wag quips that next time he’s
sentry and hears the plop of a minnenwerfer tumbling over,
he’ll not blow the alarm, he’ll shout: ‘Time, gentlemen, please…’

We laugh and for one heartbeat forget to be afraid. Bravery
and cowardice are just two workings of the same fear
moving us in different ways. The 8th East Surreys
have been given footballs to kick and follow at Zero Hour;

it’s to persuade them from the trenches lest their nerve fail
as they advance on Montaubon. I’ve watched men
hitch up their collars and trudge forward as if shrapnel
and lead were no worse than a shower of winter rain.

This afternoon a few of us went swimming in the mill dam
behind Camp. Just for a while to have no weight, to go drifting
clear of thought and world, was utter bliss. A skylark climbed
high over the torn fields on its impossible thread of song:

“like an unbodied joy.” I don’t know why, but it reminded
me of the day we took over from the French along the Somme;
it was so tranquil, so picturesque, the German trenchworks crowded
with swathes of tiny, brilliant flowers none of us could name.

I believe if the dead come back at all they’ll come back green
to grow from the broken earth and drink the gathered water
and all the things they suffered will mean no more to them
than the setting-in of the ordinary dark, or a change of weather.



“Architecture”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Iain Chudleigh (2016)

“Architecture” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Iain Chudleigh.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Iain Chudleigh

Music by:  Steve Jablonsky  (“This Isn’t Real” from movie “The Last Witch Hunter”)


“A minimalist architectural CG short showing how even the most simple of buildings and rooms can be works of art.”



“Muse Of The Wind”: A Cinematic Art Short Film Featuring HaeYoung Lee Directed By FLEV (2016)

“Muse Of The Wind” is a Cinematic  Art Short Film Featuring Painter and Artist HaeYoung Lee Directed Seunghwan Oh of FLEV.

Directed by:  SeungHwan Oh

Muse Of The Wind Cinematic Art hort Film Featuring HaeYoung Lee by FLEV in 2016

Produced, Animated and Edited by:  FLEV (Jason Kim,  Minjoo Kim,  Inseok Jung and Dongseob Im)

Artist HaeYoung Lee
Artist HaeYoung Lee

“An art concept video for Korean painting artist HaeYoung LEE`s second exhibition in Seoul.  Title of the exhibition is ‘Muse of the Wind’.

She is ‘humorist’. She frees herself by transforming a tragedy into a comedy, or vice versa.

If the harsh wind of pain and the gentle breeze of peace that followed was what moved  her to paint and create, she is now trying to “move” herself and “move” the world with her work.”




“Avaritia”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer By Walid Salhab (2015)

“Avaritia” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Walid Salhab.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Walid Salhab

Music by: Jennifer Austin
Produced by: Rosalynn Campbell
Co-Produced by: Walid Salhab and Robert Welsh
Actors: Robert Welsh, Sarah Elizabeth Mills and Amy Sawyers
Visual Effects by: Greg McGraw
Animation: Liisa Ahonen, Carina Campbell-Welsh and Michael Korzonek


” ‘Avaritia’ is a homage to the classic silent movies of the 1920.  It tells the story of a powerful man trapped in a world of his own choosing. Obsessed by money he has been corrupted by the banking institutions he works for. He is alone and without love, but one day he meets the girl he chooses to be his companion…

A unique blend of stop-motion and live action, ‘Avaritia’ is made up of over 9,000 individual photographs to form a haunting and surreal, but ultimately beautiful depiction of love and greed. Filmed over a two year period and set to a beautiful piano score by composer, Jennifer Austin, ‘Avaritia’ is like nothing you have seen before.

The film is a metaphor for the two opposing worlds of Capitalism and Commercialism.  It shows how these institutions cannot exist together as one entity, but as a couple they need each other to survive.”



“Bond”: A Cinematic Creative Art Short Film By Furkan Ethem (2015)

“Bond” is a Cinematic Creative Art Short Film Directed By Furkan Ethem Erdoğan .

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Furkan Ethem

Bond Cinematic Creative Art Short Film Directed by Furkan Ethem

Original Music & Sound by:   Furkan Ethem

“Connection between the feelings is lifecycle of creation”.

Bond Cinematic Creative Art Short Film Directed by Furkan Ethem 2015