Category Archives: Cinematic Poems

“Elegy”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jared Pelletier (2017)

“Elegy” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hinterland Narrated by Christopher Plummer Directed By Jared Pelletier.

Produced and Directed by: Jared Pelletier

Written by: Raphael van Lierop

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Co-Produced by: Michael Chwastlak
Executive Producer: Raphael Van Lierop
Associated Producers: Elana Post and Murray Urquhart
First Assistant Director: Emma Sutherland
Director of Photography: Kiel Milligan
Edited by: Michael Barker

Music by: Ryan Taubert

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Narrated by: Christopher Plummer

“A short film based on the setting and gameplay of Hinterland’s exploration-survival experience, “The Long Dark”, by Hinterland Studio Inc.

To illustrate this vision for how THE LONG DARK will make the transition to live-action, Hinterland has produced a five-minute short film, Elegy, directed by Jared Pelletier, performed by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, and written by van Lierop.

“I describe Elegy as a visual poem”, says van Lierop, who also executive produced the short. “Jared’s passion for the source material is evident — he really connected with THE LONG DARK’s artistic sensibilities, and the game’s unique sense of identity within its own fiction. I think Elegy stands as an example of the level of quality and the overall tone I’d like to deliver in THE LONG DARK film.”

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Website: http://www.thelongdark.com/

 

 

“Colors Of Georgia”: A Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Directed By Andrew Efimov (2017)

“Colors Of Georgia” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring The Poem “The Waves” By Boris Pasternak Directed By Andrew Efimov.

Filmed and Directed by: Andrew Efimov

Colors of Georgia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2017

Edited by: Nikita Malko
Music by: Kirill Gorokhov
Sound Design by: Yuri Sherbakov

Colors of Georgia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2017

 

Excerpt from “The Waves” by Boris Pasternak

We were in Georgia. You can get this land 
If hell is multiplied by paradise, 
Bare indigence by tenderness, and if 
A hothouse serves as pedestal for ice.

And then you’ll know what subtle doses of 
Success and labor, duty, mountain air 
Make the right mixture with the earth and sky 
For man to be the way we found him there.

Colors of Georgia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2017

Website: http://timelab.pro/

“The Laughing Heart”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Directed By Nacho Jáuregui (2017)

“The Laughing Heart” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Featuring Charles Bukowski Poem Directed By Nacho Jáuregui.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Nacho Jáuregui

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Cinematography by: Izhan Galiana
Music by: Ryan Taubert

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

“A few months ago, a friend and I went to discover Morocco for a personal project. It was an amazing experience for both of us, and some of the witnessed places were breathtaking. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be back sooner or later.

So, with some of the images that we recorded, I made this little tribute to Mr. Charles Bukowski and his poem ‘The Laughing Heart’. And, of course, to my colleague Izhan, who’s being a fellow companion these last couple of years. For more adventures like this!”

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Website: https://vimeo.com/nachojauregui

“My Mistress When She Walks”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By CD Morrish (2017)

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“My Mistress When She Walks” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Epic Aircraft Featuring Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare Directed By CD Morrish.

Directed by: CD Morrish

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

Director of Photography: Ryan Carmody
Editor: Vid Price c/o Trim
Client: Epic Aircraft
Creatives: Sean Condon, Joseph Burrin c/o Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Agency Producer: Tony Stearns
Production Company: Stink London
Producer: Connor Hollman
Dope Pilot: Ronaldo
Post: The Mill
Colour: Seamus O’Kane c/o The Mill

Music : Nils Frahm ‘Ode’
Voice : Alan Rickman

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

“Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare 

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

Website: http://cdmorrish.com/

“Şahin Pipo”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Commercial Directed By Vahap Sen (2017)

“Şahin Pipo” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Poet Lord Byron Directed By Vahap Sen.

Directed by: Vahap ŞEN

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

D.O.P: Bora BALBEY
Client: Şahin Pipo
Agent: Graf Studio
Produced by: Atolye Gri

Dir.Assistant: Şevval Yılmaz, Anıl Akdemir
Editing & Coloring: Anıl Akdemir
Actor: Ufuk Karali

Narrated by: Tom’o Bedlam

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

“When We Two Parted” by George Gordon, Lord Byron

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow–
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o’er me–
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well–
Long, long shall I rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met–
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?–
With silence and tears.

Şahin Pipo Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Vahap Sen 2017

Website: http://vahapsen.com/

“The Journey”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mary Oliver Poem Directed By Hayden Fortescue (2017)

“The Journey” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mary Oliver Poem Directed By Hayden Fortescue.

Produced and Directed by: Hayden Fortescue

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

Director of Photography: Zac Gordon
Ronin Operator: Jai Turner
Production Company: VCR Media

Cast: Liam Graham (Figure), Rina Lund (Woman) and
Hayden Fortescue (Shadow)

Narrated by: Loam Graham

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

“The Journey” by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

Website:  http://www.vcrmedia.com.au/meet-us/

“Like Water”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean (2017)

“Like Water” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Chris McClean

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Produced by: Easkey Britton and Jelle Mul
Music by: Christopher Bissonnette
Sound by: CJ Mirra
Narrated by: NC Mundy

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Poem by: Dan Crockett

Layers lifting
Moats of light shifting
Spheres of currents dance.
At the heart of the
Wildest storm is silence;
This is old music.
There are paths
Between the reefs,
Promises on the swell and dip.
Truth in droplets of our
Saline blood.
Our bold movement asks questions.
This is a place beyond borders,
Beyond you and me to us.
We are held in sway
As a merging unfolds,
The illusion of separation crumbling.
The glow of living faces falling,
Fine lines and faint traces
To a liquid place outside time
Where all our fences are broken.
Shadows and sunlight
In which we must become whole,
To Live, to breathe, to join.

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Website:  http://www.chrismcclean.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

“Hikari”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger (2017)

“Hikari” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Natsuko Kure Directed By Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

“We came to this earth without words. And in our thoughts we dreamt of the cosmos; looking towards the sky. It was only until we defined it, that we knew what it was. We thought it was unreachable. But we looked back and could see our own footsteps, tracing the path from long ago; where we came from all along. They both meet together at this single point: the end and the beginning. We are born without knowing who we are and we grow our lives to seek the answer to ‘I am’. This video is an epitaph for Hikari-san who’s life was cut short from that struggle.”

Narrated by: NATSUKO KURE

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

“Nothing Stays Forever” by Shuntaro Tanikawa

When I was born, I was nameless
Like a water molecule
But right away I was fed
Vowels mouth to mouth
Consonants tickled my ears
I was called
And pulled away from the cosmos.
Oscillating the atmosphere
Carved into clay tablets.
Inscribed on bamboo
Recorded on sand
I would have loved to lose words
To be a tree singing in the wind
I would have loved to be a cloud
From a hundred thousand years ago
Now I go back to being nameless
With dirt over my eyes,
My ears and my mouth
With stars leading me by the fingers.

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

Website: http://www.mindcastle.tv/films-1/

 

 

 

 

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matthew Lawes (2017)

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Poem By W.B. Yeats Directed By Matthew Lawes.

Animated, Photographed and Directed by: Matthew Lawes 

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Executive Producers: Marlena Hellebø, Ex-Animo Foundation & Marta Sala Font
Produced by: Other Brother Studios & Square Eyes Films
Original music by: David Holmes & Keefus Ciancia
Animation Assistants: Jack Maddison & Kit Lawes
Puppets by: Olga Lunina, Kerry Dyer, Natasha Lawes & Ruth Pease
Sets by: Matthew Lawes
Fish Mouth by: Elizabeth Jane Winstanley
Backdrops by: Phoenix Finlayson-Pugh
Recording Engineer: Joe Bulmer
Mixed by: James Cox at Jungle Studios
Post-Production: Felip Docolomansky, Matthew Lawes & Valeria DiClaudio

Narrated by: Liam Cunningham

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W.B.Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Website: http://www.otherbrotherstudios.co.uk/

 

“ILLIAD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Austin Alexander And Carl Johnson (2017)

“ILLIAD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Performed and Directed By Austin Alexander And Carl Johnson.

Written, Performed and Directed by: Austin Alexander

Filmed and Co-Directed by: Carl Ray Johnson

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

“ILL POETRY” reflects upon the shortness of life and the transcendent value of living it for oneself, as opposed to those & that which may control us.

The poetry featured in this video is an excerpt from a very special film project entitled “ILL” that is currently being developed by Austin Alexander in partnership with Gary Goldman & Saul Williams.”

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

“Illiad” by Austin Alexander

Every living last one of us,
Brother sister soul and son of us
Will cross the river Styx and leave a story told by some of us
But the tragedy in life,
Is not in that which ends us
Rather, gravity’s spite commends us,
Complements and then condemns us
One hand digs the grave
As the other one defends us
Thus our flesh be made a fortress till the earth regain these corpses.
Painting portraits of our prime enforces fate to fade and forfeit,
For it defines our spine to stand and face the grave before it
We are torrent…
We pour life but don’t procure it
Though we ensure it by our deeds
Indeed we bleed to see our tales received by masses past our passage
We are but only passing plastic mortals asking to be perceived as everlasting
As if the last thing we breathed was
“Please proceed to feed within our fasting”
For we need more than bread alone to live,
When dead and gone we only did,
But what a long time led to not have lived
Beyond the cogs of cognitive construct and conative conduct
We living are love struck and fleeting…
Not seeing the belief in our being to be more, begs of breeding
False gods competing for life’s finest meaning,
And they are cheating conceited council deceiving our souls to concede
By simply selling us goals we perceive to be needing and we play the roles but
They are those leading
So this is me reading
The palms of our poems…
I see vultures pluck the puppet’s eyes,
Once strung and hung by neck and thighs to lords of lies, immortalized
By those that made these mortal ties
We chose our fatal sure demise
And I know why we try to deny these lives.
Because until people can feel equal, they will never really be full
Satisfied or peaceful, gratified and gleeful
Therefore life is lethal living needful in the valley of deceitful
I see people die consumed by consuming while presuming they feed us
But the fatal flaw in fact was feeling finances freed us
Only to find out we cheat us, beat us, abuse and mistreat us.
When we compete to complete us, we then proceed to recede us,
Depleting by eating thus feeding defeating us
Such exceedingly tedious acts of misleading us
Are all facts of life that are tragically meaningless
And we’re not needing this sickness
That’s been expressed and witnessed
In excessive obsessed and abstract addictions…
The abscess of that which has reached its transition
To known fact from fiction
Now, in fact, efficiently ILLing us, chilling, drilling then filling us
With heads full of dreadful detestable silliness
And my friends… this is killing us
So expect nothingness in death from life
Unless you guessed to let excellence preset the exodus
Be living testaments
Then commence to test thine eminence for all of the relevant evidence
Live in deliberate elegant reverence
Give and deliver your spell to the elements
Tell them in eloquence
Say that you are living intelligence!
So as for what you leave unto this earth…
Let it be more than simply skeletons.

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

Website: https://www.austinalexander.com/poetry