Category Archives: Narrated Short Films

“Herakut – You Are A Marvel”: A Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Jasmin Siddiqui From Jeremy Asher Lynch (2014)

“You Are A Marvel – Herakut” is a cinematic narrated short film featuring Jasmin Siddiqui, or “Hera,” and Falk Lehman, “Akut,” who call themselves “graffiti artists”. A quote by Pablo Casals, a Catalan Cellist and Conductor, is read by Jasmin Siddiqui.

Directed and Edited by:   Jeremy Asher Lynch

Produced by Beau Basse
Narrated by Jasmin Siddiqui (AKA Hera)
Cinematography & Time-lapses by Blaine Suque
Additional Cinematography by Jeremy Asher Lynch
Steadicam Operator Jason Leeds
Original Score by Hanah Saxton
Sound Engineer Brian Arbuckle
Artists – Jasmin Siddiqui (AKA Hera), Falk Lehmann (AKA Akut One)
Kids – Micah Asher Lynch, Silas Baxter Lynch

Quote from:   Pablo Casals (1876-19730)

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe,
a moment that will never be again . . .
And what do we teach our children?
We teach them that two and two make four,
and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are?
You are a marvel.
You are unique.
In all the years that have passed,
there has never been another child like you.
Your legs,
your arms,
your clever fingers,
the way you move.
You may become a Shakespeare,
a Michelangelo,
a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up,
can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
You must work–
we must all work–
to make the world worthy of its children.”


“Icarus Montgolfier Wright”: Animated Ray Bradbury Screenplay Narrated By James Whitmore Directed By Osmond Evans (1962)

Ray Bradbury and George Clayton Johnson adapted Ray’s short story “Icarus Montgolfier Wright” into a screenplay for an animated short. Animation studio Format Films produced the film in 1962.  Joseph Mugnaini created the artwork for the 18-minute film.

Directed by:  Osmond Evans

Screenplay by:  Ray Bradbury and George Clayton Johnson

Narrated by:  James Whitmore and Ross Martin

Produced by:  Jules Engel (Format Films)

Artist/Animator:  Joe Mugnaini

Ray’s story of the first manned flight to the moon is depicted with surprising accuracy seven years before the Apollo mission rocketed into history. Ross Martin and James Whitmore gave voice to a poetic journey punctuated by Mugnaini’s stunning visuals. Icarus Montgolfier Wright was an animated gem.

The unique nature of Icarus caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and it was nominated for an Academy Award in 1962.

“The Periwig-Maker”: A Cinematic Animated Film Featuring Daniel Defoe, Narrated By Kenneth Branagh & Directed By Steffen Schäffler (1999)

Cinematic narrated short stop motion animation film released in 1999 and based on the novel,  A Journal of the Plague Year,  written by Daniel Defoe. The film was produced by Ideal Standard film, directed by Steffen Schäffler and narrated by Kenneth Branagh.

Directed by Steffen Schäffler

Based on:    Novel by Daniel Defoe (“A Journal of the Plague Year”)
Written by:  Annette Schäffler and  Steffen Schäffler

Original Music by:    Christian Heyne

The setting of the film is in London, England in 1665 during the Great Plague.


“Ash And Snow”: Cinematic Animated Short Film Created In UDK Directed By Trey McNair (2014)

A cinematic animated, narrated short film created in UDK (Unreal Development Kit).  A ten week collaboration by Trey McNair, Jake Lamoureux, Elise Valla, and Rian Burbridge.  Crash landing back to Earth in the distant future, the crew of the Aristophanes struggle to survive on the post-nuclear planet.

Lead Animator and Director:  Trey McNair

Animators:  Jake Lamoureux, Elise Valla, and Rian Burbridge

Produced at:  Savannah College of Art and Design

Written by:   Keenan Eugenio

Narrated by:  Jimmy Dunham

Music used under license:  “World is Fading” by Cedric Vermue and “Tree of Life” by BeatCheat

Written by Keenan Eugenio, and narrated by Jimmy Dunham. Huge thanks to Professor Charles Shami and Savannah College of Art and Design.

“The Encounter Collection”: Cinematic Narrated Promotional Short Film Featuring Stephen Kenn Produced By Process Creative (2013)

The Encounter Collection by Stephen Kenn explores the significant act of passing an object on from one generation to the next. It is in this exchange, accompanied by words of wisdom, that a boy is often called to a life of courage.

Produced and Directed by:   Process Creative

Music Curation: Ryan Taubert
Sound Design: White Noise Lab
Color: Matt Fezz
Letter and Voice Over: James Watson
Young Boy: Bradley Aiello
Boy: Lucas Aiello

While aware that everyone’s life experience is unique, and often painful, this film focuses on the experience of a boy losing his father and yet retaining the love and passion that was intended for him.

“Time To Leave”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film In Japan Filmed & Directed By Lee Hang Gab (2014)

“Time to Leave “ is a cinematic narrated short film on a trip to Japan inspired by “Travel Note“ by Lee Byung-ryul, a Korean writer and poet.

Filmed and Directed by:  Lee Hang Gab

Music by:  Olafur Arnalds   (“Arcade”)
Narration by David Tran
Translation by Yoo Won Jung


“Walking on the sunny path or walking on the shady path,
Which one do I prefer?
That’s how I understood love.
The sunny path or the shady one.
Always between the two hesitating which one to take with a conflicting mind.
I never considered them compatible.
Love was in both paths, both paths were mine to take.
But why did I feel guilty and anxious seeing how the wind blows on the other side?

Whenever you hesitate between eating a lemon or an orange
Whenever the taste is bland
but you hesitate between salt and sugar
When one thing you used to like becomes now unlikable for no apparent reason
When the clothes that were ironed
are mistaken for dirty washing and put in the washing machine

When you’re faced with such hopeless situations
It’s time to move on and leave.”



“Frozen Moments”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film In Canadian Rockies Directed By Preston Kanak (2014)

Follow a filmmaker as he journeys into the Colorado Rockies. Experience the highs and lows as he makes his way through the wilderness in search of the perfect shot.

Filmed and Directed by:  Preston Kanak

A Film by Michael Pavlovsky, Preston Kanak & Mandy Pavlovsky.

Script by:   Mandy Pavlovsky.
Story Edit by:   Preston Kanak & Michael Pavlovsky.

Special Thanks to Nasa Koski, Michael Brown, Liz Hampton, Micah Baird, Bruce Kirkby, Heju Jemison, Ava Jemison, Tanner Lauringson, Debbie Kringel & Kurt Kincel.

Music by:   Lights & Motion (“Hope”)

Voice Over by:  Tim Tippets

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“Thin Ribbon”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film Featuring Ultra Athlete Markku Saarinen By Julius Koivistoinen (2014)

A cinematic short film story about life, happiness and mental strength starring ultra athlete Markku Saarinen. Narrated by Frank Boyle. Original music by Teea Aarnio.

Filmed and Directed by:  Julius Koivistoinen

Voice-over recording: Ilari Sivil
Sound designer: Antti Rasi
Young Markku: Alexandros Staboulis
Make-up artist: Mari Sevonen
Assistant: Touko Tupola

Original songs by:  Teea Aarnio

LAPPI (“Lapland”)
AVARUUS (“Universe”)

Original score written by Teea Aarnio
Produced by Juha Tuukkanen & Teea Aarnio

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