Category Archives: Nature Films

“Built From Within”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Wyoming By Janssen Powers (2020)

“Built From Within” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Ansel Adams Directed By Janssen Powers.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Janssen Powers

Narration by: Ansel Adams
Sound Design/ Mix by: Steve Horne
Score by: Janssen Powers & Harrison Allen

My wife and I disappeared into the Rocky Mountains for a week last summer on a mission to complete the Teton Crest Trail. We decided to bring my 16mm camera along to document the 40-mile trek, figuring that the footage would last a lot longer than any bruises made by our heavy packs.

In hindsight, now going on six-weeks cooped up inside a NYC apartment, deciding to shoot this trip feels like one of the best decisions we’ve made. Like many of us in these uncertain times, I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster lately, but this footage has given me an escape.

Here’s to hoping that someone else can find some solace in it as well. Happy Earth Day.

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“Orogonia”: A Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film By Enrique Pacheco (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Enrique Pacheco

Script: Iva Tasic
Music: Peter Nanasi
Narration: Graham Tracey

A philosophical journey passing through the stunning scenery of boundless European highlands, and leading to the heart of the deepest yearning of humankind.

Nature is a fact,
An omnipresent certainty,
An all-embracing truth.
Since time began,
Man has perceived Nature
As his greatest adversary.

Orogonia Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film by Enrique Pacheco 2019 Poster

Official selection in the following festivals: Maine Outdoor Film Festival, International Festival of Outdoor Films, Premio Leggimontagna – Cortomontagna, Nuovi Mondi Mountain Film Festival, Festival Gollut. Won 2nd prize in Short Documentary category at Finisterra Arrabida Film Festival.

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“Breathe”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kylian Castells (2020)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Kylian Castells

Poem Written by and Narrated by: Forest Blakk

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

A personal project in colaboration with Forest Blakk. After a year coming back at home with so many projects, trips, footage that needed some context, I decided to collaborate with Forest, adding an extra voice in narrating the beauty of dead, the beauty of life, the beauty to breath.

An unintentional short that makes people happy even when speaking about death.
Sit, breathe, enjoy.

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

“Breathe” by Forest Blakk
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
How long can you hold your breath
Before you can’t hold your breath any longer
And how long until your lungs give out
And the sound that used to fill the void
Quiets like a mass of midnight, searching for its piece of the pie
Today I stood in front of a window and
Imagined what it would be like to fly, no I didn’t
I imagined what it would be like to
Jump outside the frame that caged me inside
But my better judgment said it wouldn’t be
Very kind if someone you cared about found you
That’s the voice that plays like a tape on rewind, rewind, rewind…
It wouldn’t be fair to a stranger either
Today I’m reminded of the time I watched a
Man jump into a highway when I was just seventeen
The car lights on either side of the upper
Portion of the AutoRoute below standing at attention
Staring off into the distance
Just waiting for the road to clear
And the way to the comfort of their loved ones to be made
Death is a strange and hollow inconvenience when you think about it
There’s a blank face that quickly and abruptly finds
Its way to all the witness something of that magnitude
It’s not empathy, it’s not sympathy
It’s more of a force intrinsic and integral self reflection
Why would someone do such a thing?
What could drive someone to that type of depth?
Could I be driven to such depths?
Would I ever be able to jump?
There is no place to be soft in these moments, jump
There’s no time to caught in this moment, jump
There’s no need to believe there ever was a moment, jump
Sigh, believe, relief in this moment
‘Cause I could never be the one to be in this moment
Or could I? jump
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Do you first hold your breath?
Do you exhale all of your problems and
Worries before casting your thoughts to the bottom
Of an otherwise empty place below
The poverty line of depressed thoughts
And the sad calamity of a hunted house you’ve called home?
I don’t know
Maybe someone out there has an answer…
But for now I’m still trying to come to terms of the fact
That today I looked up how long it would take to drown

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“The Birdman”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Edward Lovelace And James Hall (2020)

Directed by: Edward Lovelace and James Hall (D.A.R.Y.L.)
Production Company – Pulse Films

Director of Photography: Ben Fordesman

Produced by: VOLVO

The Birdman Cinematic Poem Short Film by Volvo and Pulse Films Directed by Edward Lovelace and James Hall January 2020

The story of an ornithologist who’s remarkable work is safeguarding the future of not just birds but reptiles, mammals and one day perhaps even humans.

The Birdman Cinematic Poem Short Film by Volvo and Pulse Films Directed by Edward Lovelace and James Hall January 2020

‪When scientists declared the Mauritius Kestrel beyond salvation, one young biology graduate refused to let it to become yet another entry into the archive of obsolete species. THE BIRDMAN was aired on Sky Atlantic January 20th 2020.‬

The Birdman Cinematic Poem Short Film by Volvo and Pulse Films Directed by Edward Lovelace and James Hall January 2020

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“BuildingBridges”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI (2019)

“BuildingBridges” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI.

Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI

Written by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI & CODY CHRISTENSEN
Produced by MIRKO PROHASKA & JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI
Director of Photography FELIX REICHERT
B Camera Operator & Animation VALENTIN RAPP
Production Designer BARBARA PEISL

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

CAST
Pilot of German ballon TIM TAYLOR
Pilot of American Ballon ZACHARY BRAMBLE
Hitchhiker Girl BARBARA PEISL
Hitchhiker Boy LEVI ALLEN

CREW
Production Supervisor LISA GHIO
Production Assistant ALEXANDER SCHULZ
Property Master RONNY BIARD

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

 

High above the sacred Navajo land of Monument Valley, two hot air balloons float, circling each other as if in a dance. One carries the German flag, the other that of the United States. A closer look reveals that the balloons are not only tethered together, but that a person is walking on this thin, connecting line.

This is the sight that the protagonist of the short film #buildingbridges beholds, as he steps out of his humble Utah home and looks up at the sky. An old and lonely man, he finds his own courage through the actions of these strangers.

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

This balancing act in movie form by the young creative agency One Inch Dreams (oneinchdreams.com) was commissioned by the German Embassy as a tribute to German-American friendship.

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

watch the documentary of BuildingBridges here: vimeo.com/376121031

“Dark Woods Justice”: A Cinematic Poem Show Opener Short Film For Discovery Channel (2019)

“Dark Woods Justice” is a Cinematic Poem Show Opener Short Film For Discovery Channel Featuring Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” Edited by Maria Adams.

Dark Woods Justice Cinematic Poem Show Opening Short Film By Discovery Channel 2019

Editor: Maria Adams
Compositor: Jack Strain
Production Company: PSG Films
Post Studio: Lustre Studios

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Excerpt from “Heart Of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad

“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distances. On silvery sandbanks hippos and alligators sunned themselves side by side. The broadening waters flowed through a mob of wooded islands; you lost your way on that river as you would in a desert, and butted all day long against shoals, trying to find the channel, till you thought yourself bewitched and cut off forever from everything you had known once -somewhere- far away in another existence perhaps. There were moments when one’s past came back to one, as it will sometimes when you have not a moment to spare to yourself; but it came in the shape of an unrestful and noisy dream, remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants, and water, and silence. And this stillness of life did not in the least resemble a peace. It was the stillness of an implacable force brooding over an inscrutable intention. It looked at you with a vengeful aspect.”

Dark Woods Justice Cinematic Poem Show Opening Short Film By Discovery Channel 2019

Website: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/dark-woods-justice

“An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

“An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film  For Homestedt Directed By Peter Crosby.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Peter Crosby

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

Production Company: Bullrush Films
Poem Written by: Gavin Maxwell for Homestedt
Narrated by: Ira Wolf Tuton

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

“A love letter to the Catskills from Homestedt. Filmed at Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club in Livingston Manor, NY.”

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

There is a place not accessible through downloads,
It’s instead revealed down winding country roads.
Where modernity’s false gospel and urban strife,
Are baptized by clear waters and gurgling life.

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

Website: http://bullrushfilms.co/work

“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

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film In California Wilderness Directed By Angel Marin.

Filmed and Directed by: Angel Marin

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Produced, Written and Narrated by: Josh Berry
Edited by: Galut Alarcón
Original Score by: Chris Klotz
Starring: Joyce Hu and Mary Tran

“Edge of the Sea is a love poem by Marlin Ray for the wilderness coast of California.”

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge of the Sea” by Marlin Ray

Soft dust wraps us in its rough embrace, 
sea salt air dense with water. 
Sunrise sea change 
embraces the blue
dirt gives from the earth
soft kelp sleeve
and urchin wrap. 
crayfish covering 
and grey waves. 
For these I sing my song. 
Seaweed circus
of youthful shouts 
bottomless marine world
of chance and glee. 
The quiet line of breaking ocean, 
for these I sing my song. 
Hills slide to the edge of the sea 
always fitting perfectly. 
Everywhere the colors shout and twist 
making joy and rain. 
for these we sing our song.

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Website: https://marlinray.com/

 

“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/