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“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)

Website: https://vimeo.com/arniehensman/about

“Memory Iceland”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum (2019)

“Memory Iceland” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Joseph Meldrum

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

Cinematography and Drone Operator: Jared Langmaid
Music by:  Moritz Wanger
Drums – PJ Ciarla
Drum Recordist – Antione Cotton

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

“Cold, hard, wet and rugged. These are the textures of Iceland. Dedicated to Bow Smit.”

“I know you are out there somewhere.
I see glimpses of you there…

Like you left pieces of yourself
For us to find.”

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

Website: https://www.faunfilms.com/film

 

“A Pacific Odyssey”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Second World War Tribute Directed By Neal Howland (2019)

“A Pacific Odyssey” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Second World War Tribute in the Solomon Islands Featuring Winston Churchill Directed By Neal Howland.

Filmed, Edited, Sound Designed and Directed by: Neal Howland

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

Music by: Ryan Taubert (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

“United we stand. Divided we fall.
Divided the Dark ages return.
United we can save and guide the world.”

Winston Churchill (1941)

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

“I had the privilege of visiting some remote battlefield locations in the Solomon Islands with friend and historian Bryan Stefancyk, owner of WAR HISTORIAN, LLC BATTLEFIELD EXPEDITIONS battlefield-expeditions.war-historian.com.

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

This little film is simply a highlight of some moments taken during our explorations and recce of some of the most significant battlefields of the Second World War. For me, this was one of the most unique professional opportunities of my life. I’ve been interested in The Second World War for a very long time and I never imagined that I would have a chance to see these places with my own eyes.”

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

Archival footage: archive.org

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)
Sir Winston Churchill speeches: archive.org/details/Winston_Churchill 

A Pacific Odyssey Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Neal Howland (2019)

Website: https://www.nealhowland.com/

“A Winter’s Tale”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Siberia Directed By Dennis Schmelz (2019)

“A Winter’s Tale – My Journey Through Siberia” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Dennis Schmelz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dennis Schmelz

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Camera by: Christopher Schmid
Music by: Dan & Adam Skinner (“Far From Home”)
Sound Design and Grading by: Dennis Schmelz
Title Design by: Julius Dürrfeld
Adviser: Claudina Hoff ter Heide

Narrated by: Joe Goffeney

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

“Inspired by some Russian winter fairy tales, I decided to come back aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway to discover the real Siberian winter. I took a similar trip from Beijing to Moscow two years ago in summer, but I always wanted to see these places in the frozen coldness of the Siberian Winter. And I was not disappointed.

Meeting the nomads in the Mongolian desert, hovering across the world’s biggest and deepest frozen lake, walking the in the streets of Buryatia at -30 degrees Celsius, flying through the steam of the almost frozen Angara river or joining a traditional sleigh ride through the Russian Taiga. All of this made me feel like I was looking into a fairyland, which never existed anywhere apart from dreams. Such a miracle. Siberia is something really extraordinary and mesmerizing.

Our stops: Omsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Listvyanka (Lake Baikal) – Ulan-Ude – Tarbagata – Ulan Bator and the Mongolian countryside.”

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Excerpts from the Opera “The Snow Maiden” by Nikolai Rimsky‐Korsakov

When the cold cracks the timbers. 
And the walls of the houses ;
When the frost makes the great
courtyard gates
Creak on their hinges,
Then the smoke rising over the
dwellings,
The smoke floating upward to vanish
‘Neath the breath of the wind,
I freeze of a sudden.
Aye, I freeze it and hold it
Suspended ;
O’er the plain, above the trees
Suspended —
What pleasure it gives me.
How I enjoy it

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Website: https://dennisschmelz.de/

 

“Get Lost In Tuscany”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Marc Fortunato (2019)

“Get Lost In Tuscany” is a Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed by Marc Fortunato.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Marc Fortunato

 

Drone Footage: Brandon Baxter
Starring: Leonardo Olmi
Voiceover: Marco Cortesi
Poem by: Erin Hanson

“This is a film I shot while on a cycling trip with my dad in March of 2019. Italy is a truly inspiring place and I knew that if I would have come home without this footage, it would have been a huge regret.”

Filmed in Tavarnelle, Val Di Pesa, Tuscany.

From the moment that you are in this world
They tell you what is fair.
The questions you are allowed to ask
And the ones you would not dare.

Put on the path they have paved for you,
Life pushes you along,
Without the chance to stop and think
Which path is right, whether you belong.

Website: https://www.marcfortunato.com/

“Grey Walls”: A Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film In Ghana Directed By Michael Kunke (2019)

“Grey Walls” is a Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film in Ghana Directed by Michael Kunke.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Michael Kunke

Grey Walls Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed By Michael Kunke (2018)

Drone Spotter: Robert Kane
Music: “Farewell” by Tino Danielzik
Studio Sound by: Daniel Teye and Elsie Addo
Narrated by: Nana Nyarko Boateng

“#GreyWalls is a #videotry (Video+Poetry) film that is based on the complex slave trade and the Elmina Castle. “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors, for they knew death was better than bondage” #Skytango #LemonDrone #Castle #Elmina #Slave #yearofreturn #slavetrade”

Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building constructed in tropical Africa. Yet its grandeur, as well as its picturesque surroundings with blue skies, sandy beaches, and tropical palms, disguise a dark history – Elmina Castle was the last place that thousands of African slaves would ever see of their homeland. Many horrors transpired within the walls of the fortress, which have never been erased by time.

Grey Walls Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed By Michael Kunke (2018)

Excerpt of “Grey Walls” by Nana Nyarko Boateng

The ocean is bonded in freedom
Crashing past into present
Telling of our future
Loudly, quietly.

These grey walls you see
Exchange stories with the sea;
Of faces in the sky
And secrets in the water.

Invisible feet of guards
Patrol what has left us,
What is left here
Quietly, endlessly.

Grey Walls Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed By Michael Kunke (2018)

Article about film: http://www.blagogee.com/michael-kunkes-gray-wall-hits-final-at-gary-international-black-film-festival/

Website: https://www.facebook.com/mikunke/?tn-str=k*F

 

 

 

“Ethos”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jay Worsley (2018)

“Ethos” is a Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Featuring Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren and “Song” by Allen Ginsberg Directed By Jay Worsley.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jay Worsley

Music by: Ryan Taubert
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Filmed in California, Arizona and Oregon.

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath…

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “Song” by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
constructs
a miracle,
in imagination
anguishes
till born
in human–
looks out of the heart
burning with purity–
for the burden of life
is love,

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Website: http://jayworsley.com/

“Under The Dust”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo (2017)

“Under The Dust” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo.

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Nicola Bozzo

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

Written by: Luca Ravettino
Sound Design and Mix by: Rails Studio
Narrated by: Angelo Minoli
Recorded by: Raffaele Abbate
Music by: One Hundred Years
Aerial Shots by: Deepak Deepu, Anooj George and Winston Bohl

“The only way to talk about India is to talk about ourselves.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

“When I was a child for fun
I counted every step it took me to get home,
One foot after the other.
How many steps have I taken to get here
Now to become what I am.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NicolaBozzoFilmmaker/

“Bun Na Margaí”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry (2017)

“Bun Na Margaí” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For a Festival of Heritage In Ireland Featuring Poem by James McMichael Produced By Fionntán McCarry.

Produced by:  Fionntán McCarry

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Directed and Produced by: Islander
Narrated and Created by: Oliver Hegarty

“The inaugural Bun na Margaí Festival of Heritage runs from the 8th-10th September 2017. A mix of music, guided tours, storytelling, and historical lectures…”

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Poem by James McMichael

“See its ancient walls
Dank and dark when rain falls.
And sunshine like gold
Ruined gables stand bold.”

Bun Na Margaí Cinematic Poem Short Film Produced By Fionntán McCarry 2017

Website: https://www.islander.ie/film/

“Anatolia Express”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux (2017)

“Anatolia Express” is  Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stanislas Giroux

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Music by: Débruit & Murat Ertel (“Duman”)

“Hop on the Anatolia Express train with us, and imagine what turkey taste like for 3 minutes. We travelled for 2 weeks from West to East and back, most of the time on train tracks, and we discovered a truly inspiring people living in amazing landscapes and cities full of life.

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

We captured our vision of turkish life crossing by Izmir, Denizli, Konya, Göreme, Kayseri, Batman, Hasankeyf, Van, Erzurum, Ankara, Edinre and Istanbul.”

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Website: http://www.stanislasgiroux.com/