Category Archives: Music Short Film

“In Between Words”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City By Sheldon Chau (2018)

“In Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City Featuring Poet Lilian Mehrei Directed by Sheldon Chau.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sheldon Chau

Music Composed by: John Corlis
Piano: John Corlis
Violin: Gustavo Eiriz
Actress: Achiaa Prempeh
Narrated by: Achiaa Prempeh

“A woman looks for her place in New York City as she contemplates the meaning of “home.”

The City Odes Project is a passion project in which my composer and I will collaborate with a poet and an actor to create a humanist, emotional, and visual story amidst the backdrop of a particularly city. “In Between Words” is the first of many to come, and kicks off this series in the city I currently reside in – New York City. The narrative was birthed out of an eagerness to collaborate with Achiaa, my actress, who now lives in New York and is originally from Ghana. In speaking with her, I decided to pursue a story about someone searching for home; a woman who is figuring out if NYC is the place for her, who is coming to terms that she is 5,000 miles away from her original home in West Africa, and thus easing out tensions with her mother, who of course wants her to return. The final result here features the work of Lilian Mehrel – a fellow filmmaker and classmate of mine back at NYU Grad Film school – who captures these feelings through her words, and my frequent collaborator John Corlis – an LA-based musician and composer – who complements the poetry with his mixture of piano and strings.”

“In Between Words” by Lilian Mehrei

Where am I?
Check the map. What’s a map, anyway? 
An alphabet. 
Spelling out spaces
In between words.

When you carve lines in a concrete jungle,
The dust particles remain. They stain
The people with grit
Glittering their teeth.

When I was little, my mother told me
My great-grandfather was the head of our tribe.
What’s a tribe? I asked.
He was like the king of our village, she told me.
Are you the queen now? I asked.

Yes Queen, says a handsome woman walking by.

Excuse me, do you know which way is north?
I squint up at the scrapers of the sky. 
They look down at their fireflies.

My eyes blink for a rest. I need to go
I enter the arteries 
To flow with bodies as one.
Noon or midnight, there is no time here.

I balance, suspended halfway 
Between North and South.
There is no fullness,
There is no stillness.

I cross the street. I cross my heart.
I cross my mother, one too many times.
Why don’t you come home? She says.
What is home? I say.
There are too many people there, she says.
There’s nobody to bother me, I say.

When it’s too much
I slip in the small spaces.

Can you find me on a map?
Look, there – that eyelash that fell,
Between 6th and 7th avenue, that’s me.

Where are you? My mother calls me.
I’m on 6th and a half avenue, I say.

You don’t believe me?
Look on the map. It’s really there.



“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.


“Serenity”: A Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco (2018)

“Serenity” is a Cinematic Poem Music Performance Short Film Featuring Poet Edward Rowland Sills Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Vincent DiFrancesco

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

Performance by: Hannah Williamson
Original Music by: Vincent DiFrancesco
Narrated by: Thomas Dunbar

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

“Serenity” by Edward Rowland Sills

Be still,—be still!
Midnight’s arch is broken
In thy ceaseless ripples.
Dark and cold below them
Runs the troubled water,—
Only on its bosom,
Shimmering and trembling,
Doth the glinted star-shine
                  Sparkle and cease.

Be still,—be still!
Boundless truth is shattered
On thy hurrying current.
Rest, with face uplifted,
Calm, serenely quiet;
Drink the deathless beauty—
Thrills of love and wonder
Sinking, shining, star-like;
Till the mirrored heaven
Hollow down within thee
Holy deeps unfathomed,
Where far thoughts go floating,
And low voices wander
              Whispering peace.

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018


“Siege Of Salzburg”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Matthew Rycroft (2017)

“Siege Of Salzburg” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Music by Wolfgang Mozart Directed By Matthew Rycroft.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Rycroft

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Music by: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (“Lacrimosa” from Requiem Mass)

A cinematic opera based on the dramatic beauty of Salzburg, Austria.

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

ACT I – Beacon of Light
ACT II – Surrounded
ACT III – Storm the Castle (Dies Irae)

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017



“SEASONS Of Norway”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad (2017)

“SEASONS Of Norway” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Morten Rustad

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

Produced by: Anders Graham
Original Soundtrack by: Jogeir Daae Mæland
Vocals by: Katrine Stenbekk

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017
Mixed by: Sivert Hagtvet
Sound Design by: Viljar Losnegård
Creative Advising by: Jørn Nyseth Ranum

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

“With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.”

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017



“Letter”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written And Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2017)

“Letter” is a Cinematic Poem Performing Arts Short Film Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Written and Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko


Cinematography, Editing and Sound by: Dmitry Tskhay
Executive Producer:  Anton Mishenko
1AC: Fedor Yashkin
Starring: Keyko Lee
Music by: Pavel Ivanov (Producer) and Sergey Uzhakin
Sound Design: Qbsound Studio
Narrated by: Richard Wayne
Color by: Konstantin Kuchin



“Paris Noir”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart (2017)

“Paris Noir” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Benjamin Trancart 

Music by: Juliette Gréco (“Paris Canaille”)


“By dint of searching, sometimes you’ll finally find… what you were not after.”

Philppe Lejeune

“Since past years, I often dreamt of shooting time lapses. This night again, I was on top of a slate metallic roof lit by the moon. Viewpoint was awesome, opening on the seaside with a red lighthouse sweeping the mist. I was licking the salt on my lips. 
But in those dreams, i’m always late setting up my camera or i just forgot to charge my battery missing the occasion to capture this ephemeral moment.


Positive side of it is that during those dreams my brain has created fantastic images, unbelievable landscapes, volcanoes, and luxuriant forests. Some places that will never exist but that i’ll never forget. However i open my eyes and i still go and look for those places.

I’m aware that we have to live things and not look at them through the lens of a camera but harvest time is an incredible moment.


Maybe we’ll meet one night on a slate metallic roof messed around by a pale moonlight.”



“Show The Love”: A Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Directed By Stuart Rideout (2017)

“Show The Love” is a Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Awareness Directed By Stuart Rideout.

Directed by: Stuart Rideout


Cinematography by: Dan Holland and Alyn Wallace
Music By: Elbow (Sung by Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir)
Produced by: Nick Ferguson

Narrated and Starring: Charles Dance, David Gyasi,
Jason Isaacs & Mranda Richardson

Poem by: Anthony Anaxagorou


“This is a love song like you’ve never heard before. Join Charles Dance, David Gyasi, Miranda Richardson, Elbow and people across the country in coming together to protect all we hold dear from climate change.


Watch, share, #ShowTheLove. Together we can protect the places and life we love from climate change”.



“The Beginning”: A Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Music Short Film For Whim Grace Directed By Lance Page (2017)

“The Beginning” is a Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Music Short Film For Whim Grace Album Directed By Lance Page.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Lance Page

Words, Music and Narration by: Whim Grace (“Black Holes and Unicorns”)


‘The Beginning’, a short film for a new world. 4K time-lapse cinema from Page Films and spoken word from Whim Grace, a collaboration of the arts.

“When I fell to this plane of existence,
  I was shocked by the amount of resistance;
  Of gravity, of society, of disparity
  Weighing down on these creatures called humanity…”


Additional Time-Lapse by: Troy Page

Locations: In Oregon (Canyon Creek Meadows / Camp Sherman / Sparks Lake; Hawaii (Big Island); and Australia (Broken Head Beach).



“Never Forgotten”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring WWI A.E. Housman Poem Directed By Jamie Childs And Gareth Brannan (2016)

“Never Forgotten” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring World War I A.E. Housman Poem “Soldier From The Wars Returning” Directed By Jamie Childs And Gareth Brannan.

Directed by: Jamie Childs and Gareth Brannan

Music by:  Tom Player
Violin & Viola Solos: Johnathan Hill
Trumpet & Fugelhorn: Joe Morris
Cello: Tom Player
Cinematography by: Will Baldy
Edited by: David Fisher
Starring: Alfie Stewart
Poem Read by: Joe Blakemore

“Cinematic short film “Never Forgotten” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and the young lives which were sacrificed.

Director Jamie Childs (Vera, Lucky Man) and Gareth Brannan (Director & VFX Supervisor at The Mill) tell the story of one ‘War Boy’s hopes and sorrows, on his last journey through no mans land, disappearing into the horizon alongside his brothers in arms.

The A. E. Housman poem “Soldier From The Wars Returning” is set to a moving cinematic score composed by Tom Player (Trailer music composer for The Hobbit, Game of Thrones) and our fallen gather in chorus to whistle the traditional WWI song, “Keep The Home Fires Burning”. The recording features the “Molitor Stradivarius” c.1697 played by Johnathan Hill.

Today more than ever we feel its important for people to stop and remember the huge sacrifices made during WWI, one hundred years ago. This respectful and thought provoking tribute reminds us how much we owe for the freedoms we enjoy today.”


“Soldiers From The Wars Returning” by A.E. Housman (1922)

Soldier from the wars returning,
Spoiler of the taken town,
Here is ease that asks not earning;
Turn you in and sit you down.

Peace is come and wars are over,
Welcome you and welcome all,
While the charger crops the clover
And his bridle hangs in stall.

Now no more of winters biting,
Filth in trench from tall to spring,
Summers full of sweat and fighting
For the Kesar or the King.

Rest you, charger, rust you, bridle;
Kings and kesars, keep your pay;
Soldier, sit you down and idle
At the inn of night for aye.