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“The Wall”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andrew De Zen (2016)

“The Wall” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Written and Directed By Andrew De Zen.

Written & Directed by: Andrew De Zen

Produced by: Andrew De Zen & Clint Kendal
Prod Company: FRANK Content
Cinematography: Christopher Lew
Editing: Michael Barker
Sound Design: Eugenio Battaglia
Colour: Andrew De Zen
1st AC: Yulia Kikuchi
2nd AC: Korbyn McLean
Production Manager: Eric Bizzarri
Steadicam Operator: Russ De Jong
Gaffer: Keenan Lynch
Key Grip: Julian Lomaga
Grip: Alastair Sinclair, Diego Guijarro
Swing: Elana Emer
MUA: Kasia Podsiadly
Production Assistants: Michael Arredondo, Leo Di Leo, Jordan Bouma, Mohammed Daud
Digital Intermediate Services: MELS

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CAST: Justin Rock, Eloho Orogun, Jose Gutierrez-Solana, Gabriel Cameron, Janicije Karic,  Abigail Chin Dixon, Sandro Rosta, Bronson Lake, Dario Zecca, Lino Zecca, Eric Simler,  Spencer Ought and Ken Gracey

Narration: Martin Yap
Music: “Spohorn” by Tony Anderson

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“The Wall” is Part ll in the “Of Walls & Mountains” series of short films. With a focus on sports and athletics the film is a visual and abstract exploration of perseverance, and the many walls we all face in our lives.”

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Interview at “Directors Notes”:

http://directorsnotes.com/2016/12/01/andrew-de-zen-the-wall/

Part 1:

Website: http://andrewdezen.com/

http://www.frankcontent.com/

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“AMG Mika Häkkinen”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Marcos Mijan (2016)

“AMG Mika Häkkinen” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of the Flying Finn Featuring the Poem “Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski Directed By Marcos Mijan.

Directed by:  Marcos Mijan

Client: Mercedes AMG
Agency: Avantgarde Brand Services
Director of Photography: Luka Milicevic
Colourist: Nikola Stefanovic
Drone shots, second camera: Vladimir Milosevic

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“A Director’s Cut of the Flying Finn, an introspective look about what drives one of motorsports’ most enigmatic figures. With unprecedented access given to the filming crew in hope of capturing Mika Häkkinen’s true self.”

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

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“Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski (1992)

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the ****s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

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Website: http://www.marcosmijan.com/

“Where We Dwell”: A Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin & Anderson Wright (2015)

“Where We Dwell” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin, Evan Metzold and Anderson Wright.

Directed by: Todd Martin, Evan Metzold and Anderson Wright 

Produced by: Max Pava / Jake Rubin

Music: “The Mighty Rio Grande” by This will Destroy You
Courtesy of Magic Bullet Records – magicbulletrecords.com

Poem Written and Read by: Arian Foster

Where We Dwell Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin & Anderson Wright

“WHERE WE DWELL”

By Arian Foster

When minds are at war with hearts,
And light is at war with dark,
This is where glory dwells,
Where warriors whisper hymns,
Of blood lost in vain,
Where time twists and bends,
And echoes all our names,
Here is where those diamonds dwell,
Polished in dust.
From swamps to stars, we dreamed far,
They called it far-fetched, we called it ours.
We called them lessons, they called them scars,
They call it blessings, this work was hard,
That is where we dwell.
The past worn as capes, memory as armor,
The karma we bring,
Sings truth to the soul,
Like kings mingling with pawns, or soup in my bowl.
We came from golden slums, and makeshift drums,
but our music made the spaceships come,

Navigate our thoughts and sever our tongues, unbound by men,
forever we run

Colorist: Carlos Flores Espinoza
Sound Designer: Bobb Barito
Music Supervisor: Henry van Roden
DOP: Todd Martin

Websites:  toddmartinfilms.com

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“F1 Season Poem”: Promo Short Film Narrated By Aaron Cooper Written By Ernie Black (2014)

A season preview ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 season which was in the first two episodes of The F1 Magazine.

Produced by:  F1 Times

Written by:   Ernie Black

Narrated by:  Aaron Cooper

Website:  http://www.f1times.co.uk

“Chariots Of Fire”: 2012 Digitally Remastered Cinematic Movie Trailer Directed By Hugh Hudson

Chariots of Fire (1981) tells the story of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics.  Based on a true story, CHARIOTS OF FIRE was the winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, in addition to receiving nominations for three more.

Directed By: Hugh Hudson

Original Screenplay:  Colin Welland

Executive Producer:  Jake Eberts

Music Composed By:  Vangelis

Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God, and that using that gift to its fullest extent – to win the gold medal – will be his way of repaying that gift.

Harold Abrahams is an English Jew, a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semitic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are in no respect inferior.
Their motives are noble. Their commitment is total. Their integrity is unquestionable. They will both make personal sacrifices to achieve their goals. In the process, through all the obstacles and personal issues they conquer, they prove that striving for victory in their own terms is, perhaps, its own reward.

 

“Start Me Up-2012 London Olympics”: Cinematic Commercial For Omega Watches Featuring Rolling Stones Remix By Producer Don Was (2012)

As Official Timekeeper for London 2012, OMEGA will once again bear witness to Olympic glory. It has also been 50 years since the Rolling Stones became a band and 31 years since “Start Me Up” first entered the charts! To mark these occasions, OMEGA has released an extended Olympic Games-themed television commercial.

Commercial Produced By:  Omega Watches

Music Producer:  Don Was  (Rolling Stones “Start Me Up”)

The footage features the Rolling Stones’ classic hit “Start Me Up”, remixed especially for the commercial by producer Don Was. The on-screen footage features Chinese diver Qiu Bo, U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos and U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr — all Olympic hopefuls and OMEGA brand ambassadors. The focus is on the athletes’ routines and concentration in the pivotal minutes and seconds before competition, a moment in time for each athlete that can set the tone for a potentially life-changing performance.

Article on filming the commercial:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67689dce-a9aa-11e1-a6a7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz33Djy4HkO

Website:  http://www.omegawatches.com

 

“The Raven”: A 1967 NFL Short Film “Parody Poem” Narrated By Charlie Jones Directed By Simon Gribben

In 1967, Simon Gribben was a film writer/editor for Tel Ra Productions in Philadelphia making syndicated American Football League highlights. He produced “The Raven” as an audition piece for NFL Films, where he was hired.

One of the earliest examples of the origins of Cinematic Poems.

Written, Edited and Produced by:  Simon Gribben

Narrated by:  Charlie Jones

“The KC Chiefs destroyed the Denver Broncos in KC; it reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” and so I wrote a parody of the poem as a description of this game. Ed Keane was the Supervising Editor and supported this deviation from the norm and even found some harpsichord music for mood. Announcer Charlie Jones got into the silliness and did a superb read. I cut a minute out of the original to speed up this version but someday would like to return it to its original nuttiness. This is the audition piece I sent to NFL Films and got hired talking about making a Football Ballet, my 1st film for NFL Films.

Website:  https://vimeo.com/user1277282

 

“Audax Alpine Classic”: Cinematic Time-Lapse Cycling Film Directed By Nathan Kaso (2014)

Bright 2,200 cyclists tackled several different courses of up to 250km which included ascents of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Tawonga Gap.

Filmed, Edited and Directed By:  Nathan Kaso

In my four days of shooting I covered nearly 2,000km through the Victorian High Country capturing cyclists, landscapes and the local towns.

The film is shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 as well as the Emotimo TB3 Black motion control head. Some aerial footage was captured using a DJI Phantom with H3-2D gimbal and GoPro Hero3+ Black shooting 2.7K Protunes. Images were processed in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and LRTimelapse, while the film was edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The soundtrack and audio mix was produced by Tom Day soundcloud.com/tomday

Website:  http://www.nathankasophotography.com/

“An Ode To Football”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Film For English Soccer Written By Musa Okwonga (2013)

Entitled ‘This is Football’, Ode to Football was commissioned by The FA and written by poet, author and sportswriter Musa Okwonga. A host of famous faces have shown their support by appearing in a video of the ode.

Produced By:  The Football Association (FA)

Led by England captain Steven Gerrard, the video also features other notable football names including Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott and Sky Sports’ Jim White. Celebrity football fans Ant and Dec, Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Holden, Nick Grimshaw and John Bishop have also delivered lines of the poem.
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/2013/dec/ode-to-football-fa-150-national-museum#uzAZSI7zxSb5iM3S.99

Written By:  Musa Okwonga

Joining Musa in the poem are the likes of Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott, Dizzee Rascal, and Steven Gerrard.

“An Ode to Football”

This is football:

Yes, jumpers for goalposts in your local park

With the lamp-posts as your floodlights,

And no-one watching but the stars:

This is football –

Where the groundstaff cut grass with a barber’s care

Where the terraces forever sing hymns to their favourite players:

This is football –

Hot coffee in the stands on midweek nights

This is players squaring up

But never actually starting fights

This is football

Each battle lasts an hour-and-a-half

It’s that war of rival scarves

You can fight fair, or plunge to grass –

This is football

Imitating that voice that reads Final Score

This is transfer-window shopping,

It’s Deadline Day on Sky Sports

This is football

Last in that half-time queue for the loo then food:

This is Sir Geoff Hurst on Wembley’s turf in destiny’s pursuit

This is football

Humming Match of the Day’s theme tune as it starts:

Keeping your head down from thirty yards, and shivering crossbars:

This is football

This is panic,

Your defenders scrambling back

When they realised the other team sitting deep

Was just a trap

This is football, this is football

Cracked shinpads and all

It’s the innocent protest –

It’s the “I barely touched him, ref!”

This is football

This is not just 4-4-2 or 4-3-3

This is what you do when you go one player down, and then concede

This is football

This is that banter you get at away grounds

Which when you score that last-minute winning goal

Is not so loud

This is football

Cup tie:

You’ve gone to penalties to sever the knot

But your guts are all you’ve got

And sudden death now marks the spot:

This is football

Not prawn sandwiches

You can find it in all languages

It’s your spilled pint in the pub

When your team goes one-nil up:

This is football

This is that fanzine which calls it harsh but fair

This is catching coaches, planes and trains since your club needs you there

This is football

Practised against the wall, and in the hall

It’s those concrete playground moves

That have ruined all your shoes:

This is football

Lugging your team’s laundry home from Sunday league

This is playing online tournaments until sleep intervenes

This is football:

It’s a very big deal,

You can ask Bill Shankly

It’s that click-clack of the turnstile,

It’s that Gazza-needs-a-hanky

This is football

Brought to you by the Football Association

Formed in the Tavern of Freemasons

One-fifty years in the making

This is football:

Of all the sports, this is our nation’s favourite

And we speak to celebrate it

So if you have a drink, please raise it

Website:  http://www.thefa.com/news/2013/dec/ode-to-football-fa-150-national-museum

Ode to Football

This is football:
Yes, jumpers for goalposts in your local park,
With the lamp-posts as your floodlights,
And no-one watching but the stars.

This is football:
Where the groundstaff cut grass with a barber’s care,
Where the terraces forever sing hymns to their favourite players.

This is football:
Hot coffee in the stands on midweek nights,
This is players squaring up,
But never actually starting fights.

This is football:
Each battle lasts an hour-and-a-half,
It’s that war of rival scarves,
You can fight fair, or plunge to grass.

This is football:
Imitating that voice that reads Final Score,
This is transfer-window shopping,
It’s Deadline Day on Sky Sports.

This is football:
Last in that half-time queue for the loo then food,
This is Sir Geoff Hurst on Wembley’s turf in destiny’s pursuit.

This is football:
Humming Match of the Day’s theme tune as it starts,
Keeping your head down from thirty yards, and shivering crossbars.

This is football
This is panic,
Your defenders scrambling back,
When they realised the other team sitting deep,
Was just a trap.

This is football, this is football:
Cracked shin pads and all,
It’s the innocent protest,
It’s the “I barely touched him, ref!”

This is football:
This is not just 4-4-2 or 4-3-3,
This is what you do when you go one player down, and then concede.

This is football:
This is that banter you get at away grounds,
Which when you score that last-minute winning goal,
Is not so loud.

This is football:
Cup tie,
You’ve gone to penalties to sever the knot,
But your guts are all you’ve got,
And sudden death now marks the spot.

This is football:
Not prawn sandwiches,
You can find it in all languages,
It’s your spilled pint in the pub,
When your team goes one-nil up.

This is football:
This is that fanzine which calls it harsh but fair,
This is catching coaches, planes and trains since your club needs you there.

This is football:
Practised against the wall, and in the hall,
It’s those concrete playground moves,
That have ruined all your shoes.

This is football:
Lugging your team’s laundry home from Sunday league,
This is playing online tournaments until sleep intervenes.

This is football:
It’s a very big deal,
You can ask Bill Shankly,
It’s that click-clack of the turnstile,
It’s that Gazza-needs-a-hanky.

This is football:
Brought to you by The Football Association,
Formed in the Tavern of Freemasons,
One-fifty years in the making.

This is football:
Of all the sports, this is our nation’s favourite,
And we speak to celebrate it,
So if you have a drink, please raise it.
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/2013/dec/ode-to-football-fa-150-national-museum#uzAZSI7zxSb5iM3S.99

Led by England captain Steven Gerrard, the video also features other notable football names including Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott and Sky Sports’ Jim White. Celebrity football fans Ant and Dec, Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Holden, Nick Grimshaw and John Bishop have also delivered lines of the poem.
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/2013/dec/ode-to-football-fa-150-national-museum#uzAZSI7zxSb5iM3S.99
Led by England captain Steven Gerrard, the video also features other notable football names including Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott and Sky Sports’ Jim White. Celebrity football fans Ant and Dec, Dizzee Rascal, Amanda Holden, Nick Grimshaw and John Bishop have also delivered lines of the poem.
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/2013/dec/ode-to-football-fa-150-national-museum#uzAZSI7zxSb5iM3S.99