Category Archives: Promotional Short Film

“Connemara Illuminated”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Luke Morgan (2019)

“Connemara Illuminated” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Poet Christine Valters Paintner Directed by Luke Morgan.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Luke Morgan

Original Music and Sound Mix by: Jake Morgan
Production Company: Morgan Creative
Actor: Gerry Conneely

Connemara Illuminated A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Luke Morgan (2019)

Spoken by: Christine Valters Paintner

“Dreaming of Stones” is a new collection of poems written by Christine Valters Paintner and published by Paraclete Press.

Connemara Illuminated A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Luke Morgan (2019)

“Connemara Illuminated” by Christine Valters Paintner

A poem is being scribed this morning 
across the thick brown bog and
over the gashed granite folds of mountain,
written in spires of gold descending 
from the wide bowl of sky 
across the breathing heather.

You have to pause to read it,
long enough to hear beneath the relentless 
moan of wind 
where centuries of voices have whispered
their seeking, feasting, fasting, loving.

You know your singular aloneness
and your place in a communion of stone and sea.

Even as the kestrel’s wings vibrate into the night
sending quills into the damp air,
even as the skylarks and stonechats 
attend each day’s awakening 
like eager midwives,
this empire of longing writes its script 
in fox tracks and memory.

If your life could be just a fraction of this poem
you would never need to utter another word.

Connemara Illuminated A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Luke Morgan (2019)

Websites: http://www.morgancreative.org/about-us.html

https://abbeyofthearts.com/books/dreaming-of-stones-poems/

“Honey Pears”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Christopher Brooks (2019)

“Honey Pears” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet John Keats Directed By Christopher Brooks.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Christopher Brooks

Honey Pears Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christopher Brooks 2019

Produced by: Studio Colortek
Food Styling by: Michelle Wittenberg

Honey Pears Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christopher Brooks 2019

“To Autumn” by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, 
   Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; 
Conspiring with him how to load and bless 
   With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; 
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, 
   And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; 
      To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells 
   With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, 
And still more, later flowers for the bees, 
Until they think warm days will never cease, 
      For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells. 
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? 
   Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find 
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, 
   Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; 
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, 
   Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook 
      Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers: 
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep 
   Steady thy laden head across a brook; 
   Or by a cyder-press, with patient look, 
      Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. 
Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they? 
   Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, 
   And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; 
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn 
   Among the river sallows, borne aloft 
      Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; 
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; 
   Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft 
   The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft
      And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Honey Pears Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christopher Brooks 2019

“LOST_Ephemeral Love”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film Directed By Daniele di Francesco And Daniele Pelacani (2019)

“LOST_Ephemeral Love” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film in Italy Featuring Poem by Pablo Neruda Directed By Daniele di Francesco And Daniele Pelacani.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Daniele di Francesco and Daniele Pelacani

Sound Design by: Enrico Signore
Photography by: Nicole Colwell
Produced by: EmotionalMovie.com

Actors: Linda Maestrini and Giacomo Foli

Read by: Tom O’Bedlam

“Fire, water, earth, air and LOVE… the fifth etheric element.
It’s a story inspired by the poem “Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines” of Pablo Neruda.

Filmed on PIANOSA Island, Italy.

“Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines” by Pablo Neruda

Write, for example,’The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.’

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Another’s. She will be another’s. Like my kisses before.
Her voide. Her bright body. Her inifinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. 
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my sould is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her. 

Website:  https://www.emotionalmovie.com/

“We’ve Come A Long Way”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Directed By Marty Stalker (2019)

“We’ve Come A Long Way” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Featuring Original Poem by Paula Mattews Directed By Marty Stalker.

Produced and Directed by: Marty Stalker

Original Musical Score by: Michael McHale
Narrated by: Ian McElhinney, Bronagh Waugh, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Shaun Blaney

“The 148th Open returns to Royal Portush, 14-21 July 2019. To kick off the celebrations, we’re unveiling this short cinematic film, produced by Martin Stalker, to celebrate just how far we’ve come as a leading tourist destination. Set to an original poem by local poet Paula Matthews, the film is narrated by leading actors Ian McElhinney, Bronagh Waugh, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Shaun Blaney. The film is accompanied by an original score composed and performed by Belfast-born virtuoso pianist, Michael McHale.”

Excerpts from “We’ve Come A Long Way” by Paula Matthew

A new day dawns
So walk the course
You Know the spot
Line up the shot
Drive through dark hedges
Into the light.

Sunrise where giants make their home
And castles half-fallen into the sea
Emerge again in technicolor
For the whole world.

Past the home place for the laureates
Picking blackberries, pealing spots.
Digging deep into our culture
And the cracks great.

Article on the making of the film:

https://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2019/2/1/northern-ireland-begins-countdown-to-the-open-with-special-film

Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTOQ91BVnxQgPUl40S-8ph_QjNqhY6KcS

“Ode To New York City”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo (2018)

“Ode To New York City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo.

Directed & Edited by Alessio Cuomo

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Cinematography by Rene Koster
Creative Director – Marco Barneveld
Narrated by Eric Forsythe
Music by Joe Kraemer
Portraits of Immigrants – New York Public Library
Additional Footage courtesy – McKittrick Hotel

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

 

“Travel magazine Wideoyster presents a poetry film about New York. Ode To New York by Walt Whitman. A poetry video we made for travel magazine WideOyster.
The poem Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun was published in 1865, but Whitmans sharp-witted observations of the city are, perhaps, even more relevant today than when the poem was written.

Walt loved New York. Even though at the time it was a tough city to live in. He felt energized instead of overwhelmed by its constant motion, heard music instead of madness, and saw humanity instead of strangeness in its crowds.”

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

“GIVE ME THE SPLENDID SILENT SUN” by Walt Whitman
GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-
dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the 
orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—give me serene-moving 
animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west 
of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, 
where I can walk undisturb’d;
Give me for marriage a sweet-breath’d woman, of whom 
I should never tire;
Give me a perfect child—give me, away, aside from the 
noise of the world, a rural domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse 
by myself, for my own ears only;
Give me solitude—give me Nature—give me again, 
O Nature, your primal sanities!
—These, demanding to have them, (tired with ceaseless 
excitement, and rack’d by the war-strife;)
These to procure, incessantly asking, rising in cries from 
my heart,
While yet incessantly asking, still I adhere to my city;
Day upon day, and year upon year, O city, walking 
your streets,
Where you hold me enchain’d a certain time, refusing 
to give me up;
Yet giving to make me glutted, enrich’d of soul—you 
give me forever faces;

 

Article on film: http://www.wideoyster.nl/magazine3-eng/new-york-city/

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Website: https://www.alessiocuomo.com/

“Nômade Life: A Poem II”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Michael Abt (2018)

“Nômade Life: A Poem II” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt.

Directed by: Michael Abt

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

Cinematographer: Tom Marvel
Editor and Colorist: David Bryen
Sound Design: Sebas The Master
Asst. Director/Producer: Andrea Benitez

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

“Blessings” by Darpan

We call up on celestial realms,
the Angelic beings, the planetary guides and protectors,
and the ascended ones
to bless mankind and to be present here with us.
We call up on the Divine light of Love, Truth and Harmony
to shine in places that need healing and guide our way.
We ask for these blessing with great reverence,
from our Mother – the Earth, the Sky, the Moon, the Stars,
the Sun – our Father.
May we always remember we’re pure consciousness,
the essence of Life, the source of all things.
May we find the courage to let go fear and the pain of past conditioning.
Let us walk upon the Earth gently, as true Spiritual Warriors,
into dimensional midwifes giving birth to our True self.
Letting go of separation, evolving beyond limitation
into divine self-expression thereby assisting into a co-creation
of a dawning light filled world.
Om Shanti, Shanti…

Nômade Life A Poem II is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Michael Abt (2018)

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-abt-321b24b1/

 

“i am home”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jerom Fischer (2018)

“i am home” is a Cinematic Poem Science Fiction Promotional Short Film In Bulgaria Directed By Jerom Fischer.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jerom Fischer

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

Music, Sound Design and VFX by: Boris Acket
Produced by: Boris Dimitrov and Stella Dimova
Production Company: Stratospheric Productions
A Film by: Ulterior Motive

Actress: Kala Dimitrova

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

‘I am home’ is a visual sci-fi poem about a simulation going through different stages of self-conceptualisation.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

We were invited to Bulgaria to work together with EXE and Stratospheric on something extraordinary. As part of the launch for a new club in Sofia, EXE wanted to release a short film that touched upon the social aspects of their brand. The abstract story we created revolves around a female simulation that goes through various stages of self-conceptualisation and identification. From the very basic act of recognising her own body to the complex analysis of social identity. ‘I am home’ is ultimately a first glimpse at what is going to be a new home in Sofia, built by a very inspiring group of people.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

Website: http://ulteriormotive.nl/

“By The Fire We Gather”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz (2018)

“By The Fire We Gather” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel in Mexico Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Roman Rütten and  Facundo Ruiz

By The Fire We Gather Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz 2018

Produced by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz
Music by: Oliver Koletzki
Poem Written by: Roman Rütten

By The Fire We Gather Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz 2018

“This film was created for Nomade Hotel in Tulum. A mystical journey of finding your path by following our heart.”

By The Fire We Gather Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz 2018

It always starts with a spark
An idea, a foolish thought,
A path not fully walked.
When many sparks unite
We set a fire to explore the night.

By The Fire We Gather Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Nômade Hotel Directed By Roman Rütten & Facundo Ruiz 2018

Website: http://www.ruetten.tv/

“Bun Na Margaí”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry (2017)

“Bun Na Margaí” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For a Festival of Heritage In Ireland Featuring Poem by James McMichael Produced By Fionntán McCarry.

Produced by:  Fionntán McCarry

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Directed and Produced by: Islander
Narrated and Created by: Oliver Hegarty

“The inaugural Bun na Margaí Festival of Heritage runs from the 8th-10th September 2017. A mix of music, guided tours, storytelling, and historical lectures…”

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Poem by James McMichael

“See its ancient walls
Dank and dark when rain falls.
And sunshine like gold
Ruined gables stand bold.”

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Website: https://www.islander.ie/film/

“Elegy”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jared Pelletier (2017)

“Elegy” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hinterland Narrated by Christopher Plummer Directed By Jared Pelletier.

Produced and Directed by: Jared Pelletier

Written by: Raphael van Lierop

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Co-Produced by: Michael Chwastlak
Executive Producer: Raphael Van Lierop
Associated Producers: Elana Post and Murray Urquhart
First Assistant Director: Emma Sutherland
Director of Photography: Kiel Milligan
Edited by: Michael Barker

Music by: Ryan Taubert

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Narrated by: Christopher Plummer

“A short film based on the setting and gameplay of Hinterland’s exploration-survival experience, “The Long Dark”, by Hinterland Studio Inc.

To illustrate this vision for how THE LONG DARK will make the transition to live-action, Hinterland has produced a five-minute short film, Elegy, directed by Jared Pelletier, performed by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, and written by van Lierop.

“I describe Elegy as a visual poem”, says van Lierop, who also executive produced the short. “Jared’s passion for the source material is evident — he really connected with THE LONG DARK’s artistic sensibilities, and the game’s unique sense of identity within its own fiction. I think Elegy stands as an example of the level of quality and the overall tone I’d like to deliver in THE LONG DARK film.”

Elegy Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Pelletier (2017)

Website: http://www.thelongdark.com/