Category Archives: Promotional Short Film

“Duality”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written & Directed By Joe Sill (2020)

Written & Directed by: Joe Sill

Starring: Matteo Aluisi, Dante Spencer, Shahanna Jaffer, Naiya Singh Padilla, Mona Sishodia, Iyad Hajjaj, Zoya Yaseka, Meghan Alexander, Jon Komp Shim, Darren Kendrick
Client: HITACHI

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

Original music was done by electronic music duo Gramatik & Luxas.

 

“We are wanderers
Exploring our world
As travelers without a map.

And our artificial intelligences
Have long gazed deep into our world.”

 

Two A.I.’s — one older generation and one newer — wander through a looking-glass of a limbo world, gazing at humanity’s past and present in search of humans who might carry the torch into humanity’s future — and give what knowledge they can, in hopes that we may one day solve the problems we’ll face in the future.

This is a branded short film for the Japanese technologies company, HITACHI, where the company was seeking to find a way to tell an emotional story about the many crises we face as a human race, and our relationship to artificial intelligence. It was a unique situation where a technologies company sought to craft an abstract, art-driven and hypothetical film as a vessel to spread an important message to anybody developing artificial intelligence: that we must do so quickly and with a moral compass, in hopes that one day AI will be advanced enough and driven by empathy to help human beings solve potential crises together… as AI, being one of our greatest creations, may be the essential factor in ensuring the survival of the human race.

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

Production Company: SIOUXX
Executive Producers: Andreas Neumann, Khadija Donatelli
Creative Directors: Ken Hanada, Andreas Neumann
Producer: Michael Rodriguez Dueñas
Copywriter: Benjamin McAllister
Futurist: Julian Scaff
Production Supervisor: Jake Brown
Production Coordinator: Pure Brisbon
First Assistant Director: Adam Zimmer
Second Assistant Director: Luther Sartor

Director of Photography: Nico Aguilar
First Assistant Camera: Connor Lambert
Second Assistant Camera: Nick Vannatta
DIT: John Goodner

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

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“Deep Blue”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film By Nathan Copan (2019)

“Deep Blue” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Ralph Lauren Directed by Nathan Copan.

Director: Nathan Copan

DP: Max Goldman
Editor: Biff Butler
Color: Tom Poole

Written and Narrated by Alan Watts

“It’s described poetically, you have the feeling of yugen when you see out in the distant water some ships hidden behind a far-off island. You have the feeling of yugen when you watch wild geese suddenly seen and then lost in the clouds. You have the feeling of yugen when you look across Mt Tamalpais, and you’ve never been to the other side, and you see the sky beyond. You don’t go over there to look and see what’s on the other side, that wouldn’t be yugen. You let the other side be the other side, and it invokes something in your imagination, but you don’t attempt to define it to pin it down. Yugen.”

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“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

“Sonnet 116”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For Vogue Italia Directed By Federico Mazzarisi (2019)

“Sonnet 116” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring William Shakespeare For Vogue Italia Directed By Federico Mazzarisi.

Directed by: Federico Mazzarisi

Sonnet 116 Cinematic Poem Short Film For Vogue Italia Directed by Federico Mazzarisi (2019)

Director of Photography: Tommaso Terigi
Writer: Roberto Merlini
Production Company: Cattura
Producer: Federico Morgantini
Editor: Francesco Caroselli
Music & Sound Design: Daniele de Virgilio
Stylist: Irene Lombardini
Colorist: Daniel Pallucca

Sonnet 116 Cinematic Poem Short Film For Vogue Italia Directed by Federico Mazzarisi (2019)

“Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare”

Let me not to the marriage of true minds 
Admit impediments. Love is not love 
Which alters when it alteration finds, 
Or bends with the remover to remove. 
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; 
It is the star to every wand’ring bark, 
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. 
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks 
Within his bending sickle’s compass come; 
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, 
But bears it out even to the edge of doom. 
If this be error and upon me prov’d, 
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
Sonnet 116 Cinematic Poem Short Film For Vogue Italia Directed by Federico Mazzarisi (2019)

“Journey Of Light With Albert Watson – Japan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

“Journey Of Light With Albert Watson – Japan” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire.

EDITED AND DIRECTED BY: Ryan Mcguire

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Žiga Zupančič
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cutters Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: AML

ART DIRECTOR: David Morgan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
ASSISTANT CREATOR: Freddy Capogreco (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
STORY DIRECTORS: Ryan Mcguire, David Morgan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
LEAD PRODUCER: Kyohei Fujita (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
ASSISTANT PRODUCERS: Setsuna Go (Cutters Studios Tokyo), Anna Liu
LEAD DESIGNER: Käthrine Yan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
1ST AC: Jymi Best
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: Yusaku Yasuda (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
COLORIST: Matic Prusnik
COLOR ASSISTANT: Karol Kaczorowski (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
SOUND DESIGNER/MIXER: Mike Regan
COMPOSER: Sam Billen
MUSIC HOUSE: Primary Color Music
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Aoi Matsumura, Kakeru Takeuchi (Cutters Studios Tokyo)

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

KYOYO UNIT
LINE PRODUCER: Yoji Yamaguchi
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ryuichi Sawada
GAFFER: Haruki Ohori
GRIP: Shingo Yamamoto, Yuya Mita
LOCATION MANAGER: Tetsuya Hayashi, Munehira Takada
PRECISION DRIVER: Tetsuya Hayashi
SOUND RECORDIST: Ken Harada
INTERVIEWERS: Ryan Mcguire, David Morgan
ART DEPARTMENT: Kana Ueno
DRIVERS: Dai Inada, Yuya Suminokura

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

“JOURNEY OF LIGHT (EPISODE 2) is a BMW FILM shot in Japan/Kyoto. It’s a celebration of the legendary portrait photographer Albert Watson and how he sees the world.”

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

Watch “JOURNEY OF LIGHT WITH ALBERT WATSON – NEW YORK” BELOW:

Website: http://www.zigaman.co/

“The Light At The Start Of Everything”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

“The Light At The Start Of Everything”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Iain Thomas Directed By Kim Geldenhuys.

Directed by: Kim Geldenhuys

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

Executive Producer: Jo Barber
Agency : Tbwa Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg
ECD : Pete Khoury
Creative Group Head / Art Director : Coenie Grebe
CD / Writer : Steph van Niekerk
Agency Producer : Sandra Gomes
Client Service : Bridget Langley
DOP : Fabian Vettiger
AD : Annelize Frost
Editor : Xander van der Westhuizen
Post Production : Wicked Pixels
Creative Director: Gavin Coetzee
Post producer: Gabriella Harris
Colourist : Kyle Stroebel
Audio Engineer : Lorens Person
Composer : Nic van Reenan | Field Audio

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

“I hope you travel well,
 I hope you ride the wave
 From the center.
 And the light says:
 You know the start
 But not the end.
 All our ends are different.”

“Kim Geldenhuys was approached to shoot with TBWA Hunt Lascaris for The Okavango Diamond Company. The script: ‘The Light at the Start of Everything’ is a visual poem written by Iain Thomas for The Okavango Blue, the remarkably rare and largest Deep Blue diamond that has ever gone to market. Kim was tasked with a brief to explore the stone’s origin and the magical, unspoilt land of Botswana to which it belongs.

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

To reflect on the transient nature of our human lives and remind us that the light inside the diamond is the same light that resides in us. Kim and a small team headed to Botswana to find ways to film its natural beauty in a way not seen before. The shoot saw a travel to the Makgadigadi Pans and the inaccessible but unique Khubu Island and beyond. A partnership with Wicked Pixels seamlessly integrated the post production elements. An accompanying sound track is scored by Nic van Reenen of Field Audio.”

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

Website: https://www.0307.co/

“The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

“The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Telecaster. Produced for Fender.

Directed by:  Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes

Story and Narration by: Jimmy Page

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Produced by: Nexus Studios
Producer: Tracey Cooper
Executive Producers: Chris O’Reilly & Charlotte Bavasso
Production Manager: Rebecca Archer
Previs and Project Supervisor:  Michal Firkowski
Art Director: Melanie Climent
Lead Animator: Bishoy Gendi
2D Animators: Marlène Beaube, Giacomo Autili, Hozen Britto, Peter Lowey, Arina Shabanova

Lead Compositor: Jesse Richards
Compositing: Chris Gavin, Victoria Jardine, Dave Hunt
3D Generalist: Sébastien De Oliveira Bispo and Pierre Clenet
Editor: Dave Slade

Audio Post Production: Factory, London.

Sound Design and Mix by: Josh Campbell, Anthony Moore
Produced by: Lou Allen

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Client:
Executive Producer Jeremy Taylor
Producers Neil Whitcher, Matt Watts, Keith Legro

Special Thanks Mike Bayer, Evan Jones, Justin Norvell, Michael Thomas, Ashley Stagg, Danielle Koehler, Jill Burgeson, Natalie Wright

Music “DAZED AND CONFUSED”
By Jimmy Page
(Inspired by Jake Holmes)

Performed by: The Yardbirds
Taken from the album ‘Yardbirds ‘68’ recorded live New York City

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

“I had the privilage of being Lead Animator on this film, at Nexus Studios. Was great to work with the whole team once again!

I animated the car section at the beginning until the guitar handover, and the final dragon sequence, and a bunch other stuff in between, and generally oversee the 2D animation. I also did the storyboard/animatic/layout process and worked out the 2d camera moves. Its always great to work with Smith and Foulkes because they like to see what the animators and designers come up with, so they give us a lot of freedom to put our own creativity into their projects.”  Bishoy Gendi

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Article on the short film: https://www.stashmedia.tv/mystical-journey-jimmy-pages-59-telecaster/

Website: https://nexusstudios.com/work/fender/

 

“Go All The Way”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By David Guersan and Florian Cioffi (2019)

“Go All The Way” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film tribute to Charles Bukowski Directed By David Guersan and Florian Cioffi.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: David Guersan and Florian Cioffi

Go All The Way Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by David Guersan and Florian Cioffi 2019

Produced by: Wild Horses
Music by: Fjodor (“We”)
Starring: Thibaut Branquart and Team 66 Nord
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Go All The Way Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by David Guersan and Florian Cioffi 2019

“In tribute to Charles Bukowski, it is by being in the extreme North of the planet that his words inspired us …

An inspirational storytelling film illustrated by David Guersan and Florian Cioffi while filming a 52 minutes documentary about a french Musher’s dream.
A film directed by Thibaut Branquart and David Guersan for Wild Horses Production.”

Go All The Way Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by David Guersan and Florian Cioffi 2019

“Roll The Dice” by Charles Bukowski

roll the dice

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

Go All The Way Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by David Guersan and Florian Cioffi 2019

Website: http://www.davidguersan.com/go-all-the-way

 

 

“Passion”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Christian Fleischer (2019)

“Passion” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Christian Fleischer.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Christian Fleischer

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

Actress, Narrator, Writer and Co-Director: Yvonne Seelensängerin

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

“When everything inside suddenly gets darker,
fear escapes the corners and angles of your being
and you just fall down…
So there is only one thing left. Accept.
Dedication to what is – a way of self-empowerment in life.”

A documentary portrait film / poetryfilm about Yvonne Seelensängerin, shot on several days over a period of 1 year.

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

Website: https://singheilsam.de/heilsame-wegbegleitung/prozessbegleitung/

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“Skin Of Glass”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

“Skin Of Glass” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet  Sh’maya Directed By Kurt Schneider.

Edited and Directed by: Kurt Schneider

Skin Of Glass Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

Produced by: Christian Lathers
Director of Photography: Tommy Daguanno
Music and Sound Design by: Sebastian Oliwa
Production Company: Eightfold
Executive Producer: Nick Stachurski
Sound Mixer: Gabriel Sayre

Skin Of Glass Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

“Ice carving is one of the few art forms that is entirely temporary. Skin of Glass chronicles the journey that world class carver, Jeff Wolf, experiences every time he creates.”

Skin Of Glass Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

 

Poem Written & Performed by:  Sh’maya

The water, that’s where it always begins.
That curling veil, that skin of glass,
Whole worlds exist beneath its surface.
I hear them in my sleep,
Stories waiting for breath.
Shapes reaching for life.

Skin Of Glass Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

 

Website: http://kurtschneider.tv/