Category Archives: Travel Film

“Holika”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In India By Kevin Clerc (2020)

Filmed, Sound Design, Voiceover Script and Directed by: Kevin Clerc

Voiceover Artist | Arvind Mehra
Music: “What Happened to You” by The Cage

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

The Holi festival, also known as the Hindu Celebration of colors, is celebrated every year by millions of persons by throwing pigments of colors on people’s faces.

Originally the Holi festival celebrated the fertility of the land, today the participants rejoice for the abundant crops and the defeat of evil.

Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika Dahan (Holika’s death) signifies the triumph of good over evil. Holika is associated with the annual bonfire on the night before Holi.

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

 

Last March, I had the opportunity to go to India and participate at the Holi Festival in Varanasi. Taking part of this holy celebration and being able to film it was in my bucket list.

Located on the left bank of the Gange river, the city of Varanasi is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world and probably one of the holiest cities of India.

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“Salam Pakistan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland (2020)

“Salam Pakistan – From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands” is a Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland.

Filmed, Edited, Grading & Sound Design: Neal Howland

Salam Pakistan - From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland 2020.

Co-Directed by: Mukhtar Zaidi
Assistant Directors: Salman Yousaf and Syed Faizan
DOP and Aerial: Zain Ul Abdeen and Amad Somi
Music by: MaxLL

When we told our friends and family about our decision to travel to Pakistan for work, some of them asked us if we were crazy, while others asked: “Is it safe to go there?”.

Salam Pakistan - From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland 2020.

Let me show you what we witnessed. A place that, in my experience, eluded completely the distorted Western media depictions. Explore the real faces and real stories of Pakistan.

Traveling in Pakistan is an experience that is truly unique, enlightening, life-changing and, more often than not, beautifully surprising. We’re grateful for the wonderful experience, genuine hospitality, new friends, and beautiful memories.

Voice and excerpts from writings by Alan Watts

Go back to your childhood. What were the fascinating things?
What’s out there? What’s beyond the stars?
How long does it go on?
And mama said, “It goes on always and always and always.”
The child wonders it’s exciting that this is something that
never ends…Then the child asks about time…
How long ago was long ago?.

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“The Legend Of Time”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Sri Lanka By Adriana Cuenca (2019)

“The Legend Of Time” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Sri Lanka Directed by Adriana Cuenca.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Adriana Cuenca

The Legend Of Time Cinematic Poem Short Film in Sri Lanka By Adriana Cuenca 2019

Color by:  Martí Somoza
Music by:  Mattia Vlad Morleo

The legend of time is a video I made with images that I shot of my family on a trip to Sri Lanka. The video shows that when we travel we are always looking for something. But in the end, what we are really looking for is time. Travelling becomes a race with ourselves to gain time and share it with the ones we love the most.

The Legend Of Time Cinematic Poem Short Film in Sri Lanka By Adriana Cuenca 2019

Like all sunrises,
It all started with background bird noises.
People get up and get ready for work,
Everything seems to wake up.
And with the new day,
I feel we are always given another chance
Some more time.

The Legend Of Time Cinematic Poem Short Film in Sri Lanka By Adriana Cuenca 2019

Website: http://adrianacuenca.com/

“BuildingBridges”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI (2019)

“BuildingBridges” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI.

Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI

Written by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI & CODY CHRISTENSEN
Produced by MIRKO PROHASKA & JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI
Director of Photography FELIX REICHERT
B Camera Operator & Animation VALENTIN RAPP
Production Designer BARBARA PEISL

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

CAST
Pilot of German ballon TIM TAYLOR
Pilot of American Ballon ZACHARY BRAMBLE
Hitchhiker Girl BARBARA PEISL
Hitchhiker Boy LEVI ALLEN

CREW
Production Supervisor LISA GHIO
Production Assistant ALEXANDER SCHULZ
Property Master RONNY BIARD

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

 

High above the sacred Navajo land of Monument Valley, two hot air balloons float, circling each other as if in a dance. One carries the German flag, the other that of the United States. A closer look reveals that the balloons are not only tethered together, but that a person is walking on this thin, connecting line.

This is the sight that the protagonist of the short film #buildingbridges beholds, as he steps out of his humble Utah home and looks up at the sky. An old and lonely man, he finds his own courage through the actions of these strangers.

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

This balancing act in movie form by the young creative agency One Inch Dreams (oneinchdreams.com) was commissioned by the German Embassy as a tribute to German-American friendship.

BuildingBridges Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by JOHANNES OLSZEWSKI 2019

watch the documentary of BuildingBridges here: vimeo.com/376121031

“Daughter Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Maceo Frost (2019)

“Daughter Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Maceo Frost.

Directed by Maceo Frost

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Director of Photography – Christophe Collette
Underwater DoP – Vincent Kardasik

Executive producer – Blaise Izard
Line Producer – Manu Henoque
Editor Andreas – Arvidsson
Composer – Gustav Karlström
Sound design – Anton Ahlberg
Colorist – Nicke Jacobsson
Production co – badassfilms.tv

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

“Daughter of the Sea” is a short film exploring a fishermans relationship with his daughter and the sea. Shot in the French town St Jean de Luz.

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Website: http://www.maceofrost.com/

“The Prophecy – Iceland”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Henry Behel (2019)

“The Prophecy – Iceland” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Henry Behel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed By: Henry Behel

The Prophecy Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Henry Behel 2019

Voiceover: Júlía Hannam
Music: Sam Plotkin
Percussionists: Amin Malekpour, Sam Archer, Kris Wismer

I filmed this in four days while traveling around Iceland alone. The sun set at midnight and rose at 3am, but it never really got dark. I shot as much of the day as I could, stopping everywhere that caught my eye. I found places off the road and slept on a pad under the stars. I got rained on and blasted with wind, but I felt alive.

The Prophecy Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Henry Behel 2019

I have made a habit of traveling alone in wild places. I feel magic in the howling wind, the ice on my face, the sand in my shoes. My mind can drift back to the beginning of time or out to the stars where the earth is just a dot. I finally feel the connection and peace I so long for, and yet is so elusive in my daily life.

No place has inspired me like this more than Iceland. This film is how it feels to me. Beautiful and serene, but dark and violent as well. Time moves differently here. The land still exists in some ancient forgotten epoch, when earth was still lava rock soup.

The Prophecy Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Henry Behel 2019

Website: http://henrybehel.com/

“Never Stop Exploring”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Michael Cherkashin (2019)

“Never Stop Exploring” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Michael Cherkashin.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Michael Cherkashin

Narrated by: Hollye Sangster

Never Stop Exploring Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Michael Cherkashin 2019

A visual ode to curiosity, to explorers and to the magnificent beauty of our world. Location is the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy.

Never Stop Exploring Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Michael Cherkashin 2019

Website: https://inhalefilms.com/films.html

 

 

“The Heartbeats Of Memory”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Nono Ayuso (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: NONO AYUSO

The Memory: Roberta Coppa
VO Artist: Chloe Dunn

“It starts with a journey.
Imagine a film that captures every instant
And for each frame, a memory.”

The Heartbeats Of Memory Cinematic Poem Short Film By NONO AYUSO 2019

Music and Sound Design: Paulo Gallo

Grading: Fran Cóndor
Compositing and VFX: Damian Todd
Graphic Design: Nico Ordozgoiti

Shot in Super 8 in Japan. April-June 2019.

The Heartbeats Of Memory Cinematic Poem Short Film By NONO AYUSO 2019

Website: https://nono.film/

“Where The Sun Is Born – Japan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Charles Baudelaire By L’oeil d’Eos (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: L’oeil d’Eos

Against tide and on the sidelines of the crowd, it’s a confidential Japan that we present to you in this video. Condensed from our two recent trips to the Land of the Rising Sun, this film is an ode to the connection to nature and urban harmony that characterize Japan so well.

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

The words of Charles Baudelaire respond to the images, or rather is it the opposite ?
There are atmospheres that you imagine more than others, and if someone had asked us the question earlier, it’s exactly with these images, these moments that we would have described Japan.

Where the sun is born, where effervescence becomes a sense of appeasement, where meditation and lifestyle become one.

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

“GET DRUNK” by Charles Baudelaire

ONE SHOULD always be drunk. That’s the great thing; the only question.
Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite.

Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.

And if sometimes you should happen to awake, on the stairs of a palace, on the green grass of a ditch, in the dreary solitude of your own room, and find that your drunkenness is ebbing or has vanished, ask the wind and the wave, ask star, bird, or clock, ask everything that flies, everything that moans, everything that flows, everything that sings, everything that speaks, ask them the time; and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird and the clock will all reply: “It is Time to get drunk! If you are not to be the martyred slaves of Time, be perpetually drunk! With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please.”

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

Website: https://loeildeos.com/videos-de-voyage/

“Song Of Amergin”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

“Song Of Amergin” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Arnie Hensman

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Music by: Tea Time (“Walking On Clouds”)
Narrated by: Daniella Hensman

The Brú na Bóinne megalithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth take on a mystical aura at most times of the year. The scorched summer landscape of 2018 proved no exception as the monuments appeared more reminiscent of their distant past, when the climate of Ireland was warmer and drier.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Midsummer night at Newgrange sees the setting sun in almost the exact opposite position to the famous winter solstice that lights up the chamber.

The Song of Amergin is considered to be the earliest spoken Irish poem. It is attributed to the Milesian druid and bard, Amergin Glúingel, who is said to have incanted the words over the Boyne Valley hundreds of years before Christianity during the Milesian arrival in Ireland.

This ‘Mystery’ chant, perhaps sums up the area’s mystique most appropriately. He concludes by asking, “Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?”. Recounted in the Leabhar Gabhála or Book of Invasions, it has a philosophical essence paralleling spiritual traditions most certainly unknown to the author. Amergin’s incantation has been interpreted by artists, presidents and world renowned musicians. While many mysteries of the Boyne Valley remain unknown, the words shed light on an ancient people’s quest to make sense of the ambiguities of nature.

The translation used is in keeping with the cadence of the original old irish, and the succinctness of the spoken verse.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Am gáeth i m-muir,
Am tond trethan,
Am fuaim mara,
Am dam secht ndirend,
Am séig i n-aill,
Am dér gréne,
Am cain lubai,
Am torc ar gail,
Am he i l-lind,
Am loch i m-maig,
Am brí a ndai,
Am bri danae,
Am bri i fodb fras feochtu,
Am dé delbas do chind codnu,
Coiche nod gleith clochur slébe?
Cia on co tagair aesa éscai?
Cia du i l-laig fuiniud gréne?
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I am wind on sea
I am ocean wave
I am roar of sea
I am the stag of seven battles
I am an eagle on the cliff
I am a tear of the sun
I am the fairest of plants
I am a wild boar in valour
I am a salmon in the pool
I am a lake in the plain
I am a hill of poetry
I am a word of knowledge
I am the head of the spear in battle
I am the God that puts fire in the head
Who shed light on uncut dolmen?
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?
If Not I

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

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