Category Archives: Promotional Short Film

“The Glint”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Comete Motorcycles By Mathieu Maury (2014)

“The Glint” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo for Guillaume Drapier, Founder of Comete Motorcycles Directed by Mathieu Maury.

Edited and Directed By:   Mathieu Maury

Cinematographers : Romain Decomble, Eudes Quittelier
Color Grading : Eudes Quittelier
Text : Lise Beuve
Narrator : Paul Bandey
Music : A.Taylor – Nostalgia
Mixing: Jesse James Rosquin – Studio Apollon XIII
Actor : Guillaume Drapier


Narration :

“There is a light that never goes out.   It dwells deep inside us, giving us motivation and shaping our path.
That light is the flicker of creation.
The spark of an idea.
The outline of a design.
It is the desire that stokes our passions and makes us strive to go further.
This internal fire feeds our dreams and puts a glint in our eye.
It is the energy that ignites our creativity.
It tills the land.
It shapes and gives life to the medium being crafted.
Every creation is imbued with the being that created it, as if the medium is breathing in the spirit of the craftsman.
Isn’t that the most beautiful way of leaving a trace of our existence, of our time on this earth?
To create is the only way to traverse time, to wander through the ages.
It is the only way to become immortal, to be infinite.
If this light goes out, we die.”



“Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 – Curling”: Cinematic Poem Promotional Film For BBC Sport Directed By Jason Devine (2014)

The Olympic sport of curling was born in Scotland. The stones forged from granite found on Ailsa Craig.

‘Curling, the sport of a silence broken beautifully’.

Directed By :  Jason Devine
Post Production :  Intro in-house team
3D Animation :  Chris White

To launch curling during the Winter Olympics Intro created a film which brings the viewer to the Scottish wilderness. Beginning on the waters of a summer loch, the beauty is transformed by an engulfing harsh Winter.

The ‘soundtrack of silence’ is broken by the rumble of granite as a curling stone glides across the ice.

Unique camera angles and super slow motion effects created by the intro team help connect the viewer to a sport that dates back to the 16th century.

“Winter Olympics 2014”: Cinematic Poem Trailer From BBC Sport Narrated By Actor Charles Dance

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia from 7th-23rd February 2014.

Filmed and Produced By:  BBC Sport

Poem Read By:   Charles Dance

I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.

I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.

Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.

The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.

But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.

“Pinnytown”: Cinematic Promotional Short Film From Director Russell Houghten (2014)

Just before the winter took hold of the East Coast the New Balance Numeric team took a short trip to Boston and New York, in search of the place they call Pinnytown.

Shot entirely on Red Digital Cinema. Frames were pulled from the video to accompany a print article in Transworld Skateboarding’s April 2014 issue.

Starring: Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Tom Knox, PJ Ladd, Arto Saari, Tyler Surrey, Jordan Taylor, Jordan Trahan

Directed by: Russell Houghten
Filmed by: Russell Houghten, Arto Saaro, Kynan Tait
Produced by: Sebastian Palmer
Titles: James Messina
Main Section: The Pogues, ‘A Pistol for Paddy Garcia’.
Credits: Richard Houghten, ‘Whiskey Thread’

“Hold My Hand – Altair & Vega”: A Cinematic Short Film Adaptation Directed By Arbaaz Shroff (2013)

“Hold My Hand – Altair & Vega” is a Cinematic Short Film Adaptation of the novel “Hold My Hand” by Durjoy Datta Directed By Arbaaz Shroff.

Written & Directed by ARBAAZ SHROFF

A HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD presentation, in association with WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL Film School.


The romantic story of a young Indian couple in Hong Kong, created by Durjoy Datta for Hold My Hand, endures a short film adaptation of the popular novel. Through the film, you can see the couple’s romance blossom against a series of beautiful Hong Kong backdrops – on crowded, energetic streets and quiet, leafy paths; under glowing neon signs and red chinese lanterns; in vibrant theme parks and serene temples; and overlooking the iconic Victoria Harbour, the love between Deep and Ahana lives on.

Winner of the “Hold My Hand in Hong Kong Short Film Award 2013”.

Cast & Crew

Cast – Nakul Sahdev, Lianne Texeira

Writer, Director – Arbaaz Shroff

Unit Co-ordinator – Michael Poon

Producer – Prachi Sinha

Cinematographer – Kaushal Shah

Editor – Rishabh Rastogi

Sound Designer & Original Music – Abhinav Agnihotri

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions (2014)

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)” is a Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For The Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions.

How like a winter hath my absence been   From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!   What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!   What old December's bareness everywhere!   And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,   The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,   Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,   Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:  Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me   But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;   For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,   And thou away, the very birds are mute;   Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer   That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare
The Sun Rising by John Donne

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.

Filmed and Edited by: Michael Andrus

Production Company: DGA Productions


Filmed by: Jan Maliszewski, Jeremy Bond & Aaron Frutman
Voice Over by: Tom O’Bedlam
Music – Ba Ba by Sigur Ros

“Footage shot for ESPN spring training tease.”


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“Assiniboine Lodge – Winter Magic”: Short Film Promo By Reel Water Productions (2013)

Sepp Renner tells the story of the oldest ski touring lodge in North America.

This was a promo video that Reel Water Productions shot for Assiniboine Lodge, Alberta, Canada, on Red Epic with the Arri Alura 45-250 and Zeiss Primes.

Since 1928, people from around the world have been coming to Assiniboine. Escape and reconnect. Ski touring, telemarking, cross country, snowshoeing, star gazing and more.

Only 25 guests in a place no other. North America’s first ski lodge, located in Assiniboine Provincial Park. Remote, untouched with world class service.

Winter access by one of the world’s most scenic helicopter rides.

“University Of Colorado-Boulder Campus”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Featuring Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (2013)

A Cinematic Visual Poem of the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Produced by:   The University of Colorado Sports Video Department

Video shot on Canon 5D, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and Red Epic.

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Joseph Conrad Directed By James W. Griffiths (2012)

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth” is a Cinematic Poem Film  shot in Malaysia, with excerpts from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” narrated by Terry Burns, directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director/Producer/Editor – James W. Griffiths


Director of Photography – Christopher Moon
Sound Design and Mix – Mauricio d’Orey
Music – Lennert Busch
Narrator – Terry Burns

Narration adapted from excerpts from “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad (1899).

“The smell of mud, of primeval mud, by Jove! was in my nostrils, the high stillness of primeval forest was before my eyes; there were shiny patches on the black creek. The moon had spread over everything a thin layer of silver—over the rank grass, over the mud, upon the wall of matted vegetation standing higher than the wall of a temple, over the great river I could see through a sombre gap glittering, glittering, as it flowed broadly by without a murmur. All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself. I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big, was that thing that couldn’t talk, and perhaps was deaf as well. What was in there?”