Category Archives: Sports

“THE HUNT”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella (2020)

“THE HUNT” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico In Florence By Tommaso Fontanella.

Director/Writer: Tommaso Fontanella

The Hunt Cinematic Poem Short Film on the Calcio Storico in Florence by Tommaso Fontanella 2020

Producer: Oliver Gallini
Filmmaker: Logan Armstrong, Chris Shepherd

Once a year Firenze turns into a battleground. Four neighborhoods, artisans, craftsmen, bus drivers, butchers and tailors turn into warriors fighting for the “hunt”. Once it’s all over everyone comes back together united as one city.

This is the story of Calcio Storico, a tradition that goes back 500 years.


“Dancing In The Dark”: A Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed By Spencer Frost (2019)

“Dancing In The Dark” is a Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost.

Filmed and Directed by: Spencer Frost

Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

Edit – @lucasvazquez
Colour – @timwreyford_colour
Sound – @loopinagency
Music – @dylsgram / Gary Frost
Script / Poem – @balancedstudio
Surfers – @bibaturnbull @mackwoodruff @harrivannn @jacktwiz @archwhiteman @vinwhiteman
Producer – @faz__outside
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Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

Dancing in the Dark – An exploration of moonlight surfing.
A short by Spencer Frost.

Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

“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:


“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


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


“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.”


Interview at “Directors Notes”:

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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


“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


“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
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
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
you want to blow my book sales in
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
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do



“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 –

Poem Written and Read by: Arian Foster

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


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



“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


“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: