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“Chasing The Wind”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary By Andrew Batista (2017)

“Chasing The Wind” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary on Champion Windsurfer Jesper Vesterstrom Directed By Andrew Batista.

Produced, Edited and Directed by: Andrew Batista

Chasing The Wind Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Andrew Batista 2017

Produced by: More Media and the Batista Brothers
Executive Producer: Donna Woods and Anthony Batista
Produced by: Stephen Buchanan, Jason Richardson, Cara Venter, Jesper Vesterstroem
Cinematography by: Dan Stewart
Production Design by: Joe Sciacca
Original Score by: James Everingham
Sound Design and Mix by: Defacto
Color by: Roush Media

Chasing The Wind Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Andrew Batista 2017

“The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them, I shall use my time.”   Jack London

” ‘Chasing The Wind’ is a short documentary that tells the story of champion windsurfer Jesper Vesterstrom and his internal struggle following his father’s diagnosis of ALS. Grappling with his father’s fate, his instincts led him to the open water where he learned to harness the elements and his emotions in order to keep a promise.”

Chasing The Wind Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Andrew Batista 2017

Website: http://www.andrewbatista.com/

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“EYEFORCE”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Showreel Narrated By Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly (2017)

“EYEFORCE” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Director’s Showreel Narrated By Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly.

Produced, Edited and Directed by:  Eyeforce Productions

Original Music by: Electric Cinema

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Poem Written and Narrated by: Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly

“Eyes have opened,
Breath is taken;
Now what to do
In a place so huge.”

“We proudly present… the Eyeforce Showreel. It will give you a glimpse into the world of Eyeforce, traveling through some of our favorite and most memorable productions.

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Our showreel is not a standard one… It is a tribute to creativity and conveys our vision about the work we do through a poem written and narrated by Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly.

It is our mission to carry our audience to new and undiscovered places, because an inspired mind can achieve great things. The music is created especially for this reel and is made by our in-house music and sound studio ‘Electric Cinema’.”

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Website:  http://eyeforce.nl/#about

“Around A Vision”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Riccardo Chemello (2017)

“Around A Vision” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer on Free Running Directed By Riccardo Chemello.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Riccardo Chemello

Presented by: Team Jestion
Produced and Created by: Kimeral Cinema
Co-Director and Cinematography by: Albert Ferretto
Location: India, Myanmar, Europe
Music by: Ryan Taubert (“Limitless”)

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“Sometimes I think of the world as a group of people. Everyone
without exception is performing the same show.”

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“The aim of Around a Vision is to observe places, people,
stories that question our certainties. We want to tell the
journey of five athletes that look for a different, holy,
almost primitive vision in the Asiatic land. Together with
their sporting, distorted vision of the city that is for
them a real playground they ll be able to reach their purpose.
Brace yourself, you re about to see Italy, India and Myanmar
lived between experiences at the limit of humanity, mystical
acquaintances and athletic evolutions.”

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Website:  http://www.kimeral.com/ 

“Sable Noir”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sebastien Zanella (2017)

“Sable Noir” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Billabong Featuring Pro Surfer Jack Freestone Directed By Sebastien Zanella.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastien Zanella

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Music: Giacomo Puccini (“Adesso Voi”)
Produced by: Sam Carrier
Special Effect: Thomas Blanchard
Additional Cinematography: Faraz Mozafarian
Assistant: Kevin Johnson
Production Company: Desillusion

Pro Surfer: Jack Freestone (In Tahiti)

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Voice Over: Charlie Chaplin (“The Dictator”)

“Sable Noir is a concept film & capsule collaboration between Billabong & Desillusion ,
Directed by Sebastien Zanella, Sable Noir takes inspiration from Jack Freestone’s ups & downs and the impulses felt during his first year on the World Surf League.”

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The ocean confronts the mountains,
Folding walls at his feet
And the blackened sand.
We are more than a madman
If one faced the abyss,
And more than a king
If one tames his nightmares.

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Website:  http://dslmag.com/sable-noir

“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/

“Home Of Turquoise”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo In Turkey By Daghan Celayir (2016)

“Home of Turquoise” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Featuring Kite Surfer Annabel Van Westerop Directed by Daghan Celayir.

Created, Written and Directed by:  Daghan Celayir

Music: Marios Takoushis

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Client: Turkish Airlines // Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Production: Kala Film
Producer: Hazer Baycan
Concept and idea: Daghan Celayir
Screenwriting: Daghan Celayir & Musa Paça
Assistant Director: Macide Erkılavuz
Director of Photography: René Richter, Engin Özkaya
Editor: Aylin Zoé Tinel
Talent – Kite Surfer: Annabel Van Westerop

Home of Turquoise Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film in Turkey Directed By Daghan Celayir
Sound Design and Mix (+Dolby Atmos): Burak Topalakçı – Zound Istanbul
Orchestrator: Alastair King
Orchestra: Fame’s – Macedonia
Online: Tuncay Paksoy – Prototip
Grading: Paul Harrison – Finish, London
Aerial Filming – Director of Photography: Ugur İcbak
Underwater – Director of Photography: Chris Bryan
Drone operator: Basar Caner Skyprostudio
Post Production Coordinator: Asli Erdem
Storyboard Artist: Halil Incesu
Costume: Derya Uğur
Making of: Akın Çetin
Project Coordinator: Daghan Celayir

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“Two roads diverged in a wood … I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

“My aim was to capture the nature and turquoise as the way it was, but from a different perspective, making tourism film far from what has been done before. Feeling the heaviness of the responsibility to make a film for my home country, which the previous one has been made 9 years ago, I have tried to fulfill my vision and dreams for this land, in the surveillance of two big brands, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism & Turkish Airlines as a client. After months of work, this creation has fly from home to be seen in 45 different countries in all medias.”

Home of Turquoise Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film in Turkey Written and Directed By Daghan Celayir 2016

Website:  https://vimeo.com/user8452284

 

“Street Sweeper”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Spain Directed By Rupert Walker (2016)

“Street Sweeper” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of Professional Bike Rider Brandon Semenuk in Barcelona, Spain Featuring Excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 Speech ‘Street Sweeper’ Directed by Rupert Walker.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Rupert Walker

Music by: Snake Eyes (“The Earth and Arrow” – Instrumental)

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Rider: Brandon Semenuk

Animation: Scott Waraniak

VFX: Dan Gaud

Audio: Keith White

Photography: Hector Saura

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“Street Sweeper” (from “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life”)

by Martin Luther King Jr.

“What I’m saying to you this morning, my friends, even if it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go on out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures; sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music; sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry; (Go ahead) sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”

If you can’t be a pine on the top of a hill

Be a scrub in the valley—but be

The best little scrub on the side of the hill,

Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a highway just be a trail

If you can’t be the sun be a star;

It isn’t by size that you win or fail—

Be the best of whatever you are.

And when you do this, when you do this, you’ve mastered the length of life.”

Website:  http://www.revelcompany.com/

 

“Edges Of Sanity”: A Cinematic Poem Surf Short Film Directed By Chris McClean (2014)

“Edges Of Sanity” is a Cinematic Poem Surf Short Film In Scotland Directed By Chris McClean.

Filmed and Directed by:  Chris McClean

Original Music Soundtrack by: CJ Mirra (“Edges of Sanity”)

Poem: Dan Crockett
Narration: Charles Dance

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Producer: Ernest Capbert
Surfers: Noah Lane + Matt Smith
Executive Producers: Tom Kay + Gregor Matthews
Production Company:  Sea Saw Films Production

“Edges of Sanity” by Dan Crockett

“It’s been said

On far shores, weary mariners hear voices

Songs so beautiful they cast a spell

There is no choice but to hear.

They claim these whispers hold a message

Each ear hears different music

But the same call hunts the senses:

Without risk, there is no beauty

Without chance, no adventure

Through suffering, wealth without limit

So we scheme and plan

And tell nobody of our dreams

Shuffle cards, chance vague variables

And tread endless road miles until

Close against cold ground we toss and turn

And summon black water

                 *     *     *

For I am of the waiting deep

The great denier, the poised fist

Stalker of pitch oceans

Whose fingers twist about your throat…

I swallowed the sad pilgrims

Who fell to flat reef, their vessels sunk

Into water bitter as winter night

Beyond the edges of sanity

I am the waiting teeth of the rocks below

The grinning maw in the clouds

Bearer of the hourglass – killer of the short dim day

Who beckons you to dare

*     *     *

The north song does not stop

Power in that promise

Goes beyond common meanings

You have walked in footsteps new

What was before will never be again

But memories of lined faces

And in the glowing after

Breaking bread the sweetest knot

All weight shed – light extraordinary

Until my whisper comes again…

And the future begs your listening

The future begs your listening”

Edges Of Sanity Cinematic Poem Surf Short Film In Scotland Directed by Chris McClean 2014

Websites:  http://www.finisterreuk.com/notes/cat/edges-of-sanity#!edges_of_sanity

http://www.danielcrockett.co.uk/journal/2014/10/13/edges-of-sanity.html

“A Norseman Poem”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Norway’s Xtreme Triathlon Directed By Robby MacBeath (2015)

“A Norseman Poem” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On Norway’s Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon Directed By Robby MacBeath.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Robby MacBeath 

Produced by:  Cloudberry Media

Poem by:  Graeme Stewart

A Norseman Poem Cinematic Poem Short Film On Norway’s Xtreme Triathlon Directed By Robby MacBeath 2015

“Norseman”

You ask me why I do the Norseman Tri?
For a wan’a be tough guy, it’s god dam must try,
As if the journey through life was not enough strife,
At some points I’ve felt lucky just not to get knifed.

From Airdrie to Eidfjord is a long way to walk,
But I was never one to follow the flock,
I rose to my potential the growth was exponential,
But now’s become essential to prove my TRI credentials.

In to the water and no there’s chance of a re-board,
The time has come to man up and become lord of this Fjord,
Swimming with my Norsemen it fills me with majesty,
But getting there first is the only winning strategy.

Then it’s time to hammer to the Hadanger,
You gotta push hard and need strong mental armour,
Climbing up Imingfjell, it feels like I’m in hell,
Don’t dwell, have a gel, I’ll get through this bad spell.

Then at last the final mile is in sight,
Oh shit, wait a minute, that mile is in height!
But there’s no stoppin’ on Gaustatoppin
And I’ll get to the top without my legs poppin’.

Then when alls said and done, it was quite an achievement,
Although at some points I thought it’d end in bereavement,
But with my Norseman companions, it came in my stride,
And now I’ll go home and wear my Black T-shirt with pride.

A Norseman Poem Cinematic Poem Short Film On Norway’s Xtreme Triathlon By Robby MacBeath 2015

Website:  http://www.cloudberry.no/

“Light Therapy”: A Cinematic Surfing Short Film Directed By Riley Blakeway (2015)

“Light Therapy”: A Cinematic Surfing Short Film in Austalia and New Zealand Directed By Riley Blakeway.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Riley Blakeway

Original Music by: Sasami Ashworth

Light Therapy Cinematic Surfing Short Film in Australia and New Zealand Directed By Riley Blakeway 2015

Featuring: Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius, Nate Tyler
Score Produced by: Avi Zahner
Water Cinematography: Talon Clemow
Second Camera: Aidan Stevens
Supported by: Monster Energy / RED Camera

Colored at The Mill Los Angeles
Colorist: Nick Sanders
Executive Producer, Color: Thatcher Peterson
Color Producer: Antonio Hardy
Production Coordinator, Color: Diane Valera

“‘Light Therapy’ – 2015 REDirect surf film festival entry. Filmed on location in New Zealand and Australia, ‘Light Therapy’ was carefully shot with the intention of utilising only available light within the hours of dawn and dusk, over a month spent with surfers Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius and Nate Tyler.”

Light Therapy Cinematic Surfing Short Film Directed By Riley Blakeway

Website:  http://rileyblakeway.com/