Category Archives: Nature Films

“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/

 

 

 

 

“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Website: https://1x.com/member/49537

 

 

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2017)

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the Theewaterskloof Dam In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by: Alexandr Shumalev (“Beautiful Dawn”)

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

“To appreciate the yang in life, we need to experience the yin. Nature is teaching us a lesson. We need to take notice and learn from our mistakes and stop wasting our resources.”

“Close to my hometown of Caledon is the 7th largest fresh water catchment dam in South Africa, the Theewaterskloof Dam. With the completion of the dam in the 1980’s, together with farm houses and infrastructure, a forest of pine trees were flooded on the banks of the river and eventually died. These dead trees has become quite famous amongst photographers and provide fantastic photo opportunities when water levels is low. It is a mere half hour drive for me and a favourite shooting location ever since I started photography. I know this landscape like the inside of my hands.

In the beginning 2017, reports started to surface in the media of a drought gripping the Western Cape Province. The Theewaterskloof Dam provide the greater metropol of Cape Town of fresh drinking water and it was at it’s lowest level ever since completion. The water situation was growing dire and the drought proved to be the worst experienced in the area in 100 years.”

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Location: Theewaterskloof Dam, Hottentos Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Website: http://lieselkershoff.com/

 

“Spirit Of Solitude”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Danny Christensen (2017)

“Spirit Of Solitude” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Inspired by Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley Directed By Danny Christensen.

Directed by: Danny Christensen

Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017

Filmed and Edited by: Gianluigi Carella
Produced by: Utopia the Agency
Fashion Sylist: Gina Donnelly

Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017

Excerpts from “Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude”
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mother of this unfathomable world!
Favour my solemn song, for I have loved
Thee ever, and thee only; I have watched
Thy shadow, and the darkness of thy steps,
And my heart ever gazes on the depth
Of thy deep mysteries. I have made my bed
In charnels and on coffins, where black death
Keeps record of the trophies won from thee,
Hoping to still these obstinate questionings
Of thee and thine, by forcing some lone ghost
Thy messenger, to render up the tale
Of what we are. In lone and silent hours,
When night makes a weird sound of its own stillness,
Like an inspired and desperate alchymist
Staking his very life on some dark hope,
Have I mixed awful talk and asking looks
With my most innocent love, until strange tears
Uniting with those breathless kisses, made
Such magic as compels the charmèd night
To render up thy charge:…and, though ne’er yet
Thou hast unveiled thy inmost sanctuary,
Enough from incommunicable dream,
And twilight phantasms, and deep noon-day thought,
Has shone within me, that serenely now
And moveless, as a long-forgotten lyre
Suspended in the solitary dome
Of some mysterious and deserted fane,
I wait thy breath, Great Parent, that my strain
May modulate with murmurs of the air,
And motions of the forests and the sea,
And voice of living beings, and woven hymns
Of night and day, and the deep heart of man.
Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017