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“The Laughing Heart”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Directed By Nacho Jáuregui (2017)

“The Laughing Heart” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Morocco Featuring Charles Bukowski Poem Directed By Nacho Jáuregui.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Nacho Jáuregui

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Cinematography by: Izhan Galiana
Music by: Ryan Taubert

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

“A few months ago, a friend and I went to discover Morocco for a personal project. It was an amazing experience for both of us, and some of the witnessed places were breathtaking. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be back sooner or later.

So, with some of the images that we recorded, I made this little tribute to Mr. Charles Bukowski and his poem ‘The Laughing Heart’. And, of course, to my colleague Izhan, who’s being a fellow companion these last couple of years. For more adventures like this!”

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

“The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

The Laughing Heart Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed byNacho Jáuregui 2017

Website: https://vimeo.com/nachojauregui

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“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“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. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

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“The Continual March To Solitude”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mt. Kilimanjaro By Andrew David Watson (2016)

“The Continual March To Solitude” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Recorded Excerpts from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway Directed By Andrew David Watson.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Andrew David Watson

Music by: Blake Ewing (“Cave of Swimmers”)
Sound Mix: Julienne Guffain

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Featuring: Emanual Motta of Origin Trails Tanzania

“The Continual March to Solitude is an experimental short film created out of recent footage shot while trekking Kilimanjaro and an archival recording of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway.  The audio was repurposed and re-edited (like you would do with an interview) to create a new story about the continual quest for exploration and adventure.

This film was shot during the low season (Early April), when Kilimanjaro sees its least amount of visitors. Footage was collected over the 6 day trek, and shot at altitudes ranging from 6,000ft to 19,341 ft.”

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Excerpts from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway 

It was morning and had been morning for some time and he heard the plane. It showed very tiny and then made a wide circle and the boys ran out and lit the fires, using kerosene, and piled on grass so there were two big smudges at each end of the level place and the morning breeze blew them toward the camp and the plane circled twice more, low this time, and then glided down and levelled off and landed smoothly and, coming walking toward him, was old Compton in slacks, a tweed jacket and a brown felt hat.

Then they began to climb and they were going to the East it seemed, and then it darkened and they were in a storm, the rain so thick it seemed like flying through a waterfall, and then they were out and Compie turned his head and grinned and pointed and there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.

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Website:  http://www.andrewdavidwatson.com/

“Truitjieskraal”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa By Liesel Kershoff (2016)

“Truitjieskraal” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Nikita Kondrashev

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff in 2016

“Truitjieskraal Nature Reserve is situated inside the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve of the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa – a World Heritage Site.

Truitjieskraal is fragile. The sandstone crumbles with every touch and the bushman’s paintings is on the same height as inquisitive hands. The vegetation takes years to recover from man made foot paths. The less people, the better.

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff

500 Million years ago Truitjieskraal were formed by different coloured sands deposited in shallow seas. Over the years, temperature-, wind- and chemical erosion started to bring Truitjieskraal out of the ground. Differing hardness of the layers rock is the reason for these beautiful rock formations we see today.

If you have visited Truitjieskraal before, you would know that it creeps into your soul. It is spiritual, it’s quiet and it demands your respect. Most people whisper as they walk between the rock formations. Truitjieskraal has that effect on you.”

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa by Liesel Kershoff 2016

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“People Of Fallashmura”: A Cinematic Short Film In Ethiopia Directed By Lior Sperandeo (2016)

“People of Fallashmura” is a Cinematic Short Film Documentary of the “Jews of Ethiopia” Filmed and Directed by Lior Sperandeo.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Lior Sperandeo

Music by:  Ejigayehu Shibabaw (“Gela Gela”)

People of Fallashmura Cinematic Short Film Documentary in Ethiopia Directed by Lior Sperandeo

Camera assist & Camera B – Micah Davis
Shot with the Canon1DC, DJI Phantom3 and DJI OSMO
Post Sound- Ofer Shriki

“In 1950 Israel created the “Law of Return” Which gives all Jews and spouses of Jews the

Filmmaker Lior Sperandeo
Filmmaker Lior Sperandeo

right to immigrate and settle in Israel. 66 years later there is one group of Jews in Ethiopia (around 5000 families) who are waiting desperately to immigrate to Israel.
Falash-Mura is the name given to the last Jews in Ethiopia and It means: “landless, wanderers, refugees”.

It was very ironic to film this piece while the preparations for Passover took place, a time where Jews all over the world celebrates the Exodus and freedom from slavery.
While this community is still dreaming to cross their Red sea on their way to the promise land.”

People of Fallashmura Cinematic Short Film Documentary in Ethiopia Directed by Lior Sperandeo in 2016

Website:  http://liorsperandeo.com/People-of-Fallashmora

“Route 44”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2016)

“Route 44” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in Western Cape, South Africa Filmed and Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Alexandr Shamaluev

Route 44 Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff

“The R44 in South Africa is a provincial route that connect Piketberg to Kleinmond, running past historical towns like Stellenbosch on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean.

The most spectacular part of this route is between Gorden’s Bay and Betty’s Bay where it winds along the coast through the Kogel Bay region. Sheer cliffs fall into the Atlantic Ocean with the R44 hugging the mountain on winding turns.

This short film covers the scenes I explored; starting at Betty’s Bay, passing Pringle Bay and Rooi Els and ends at the Steenbras River mouth (Gorden’s Bay) with a beautiful green saltwater pool caught between slabs of rock and a full moon rising over the mountain.”

Route 44 Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff in 2016

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“Lopez”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong By Director Josh Cole (2015)

“Lopez” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of American Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong (Sudan) By Director Josh Cole.

Directed by:  Josh Cole

Music by: Simon Bass

Lopez Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong Directed by Josh Cole in 2015

Director of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Edited by: David Stevens
Sound by: Nicholas Davies

Lopez Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong Directed by Josh Cole

“My story is not my own – it’s the story of thousands of children who are still victims to the evil of war.”
“I dream to empower people to look at their lives in a new light and take action in their communities and in the world.  Sharing my story is my passion and I would love to come speak at your school, business, or community!”

Lopez Lamong

Website:  http://www.joshcole.co.uk/

http://www.lopezlomong.com/hear-my-story.html

“Undisturbed Places”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Africa By Maciej Tomków (2016)

“Undisturbed Places” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in Namibia and Botswana Directed by Maciej Tomków.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Maciej Tomków

Original Music Composed by:  Patryk Scelina

Color Grading by: Tomasz Frąszczak

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“There are places in the world where stars are the only source of light. Their singularity is breathtaking, inclines to reflection and becomes the root of inspiration. Places like that are usually unspoiled, natural and intact. These are the places where humans live in symbiosis with nature.

Namibia is one of the few places on Earth with the lowest light pollution. There are national parks there where the light pollution is reduced to zero. That’s why it has become a hotspot for astronomy photographers like myself.

“Undisturbed Places” is a project made in Namibia and Botswana during Namib & Kalahari Desert Astroexpedition, organized by Safra-Go. Taking part in a month-long journey, I was able to collect 2TB of timelapse footage. What you are about to watch is a selection of the most beautiful locations I was able to film.”

Undisturbed Places Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in Namibia and Botswana Directed by Maciej Tomkow

 

Website:  http://maciejtomkow.com/

 

“Elements”: A Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film In Africa And Iceland By Bernat Eguiluz (2015)

“Elements” is a Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film In Africa And Iceland Featuring an Original Poem by Elan Grug Muse Directed By Bernat Eguiluz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Bernat Eguiluz

Music by:   Angus MacRae (“Tides”)

Original Poem: Elan Grug Muse
Narrated by: Jasen Anthony

Elements Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film in Africa and Iceland Directed by Bernat Eguiluz in 2015

“Elements” is an aerial film made as a tribute to nature, and its aim was to not only to show you this majestic landscapes, but also to capture the rawness of it.

I’ve been travelling around for a long time, and have been left breathless admiring the spectacularity of these landscapes, and felt a need to film them and share it with the rest of you with this tribute to the planet we live in.

The different locations its been shot in, include Iceland and the deserts of Morocco and Tunisia, throughout the year.”

Website:  http://bernateguiluz.com/

“I Am Congo – Another Congo”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila (2015)

“I Am Congo – Another Congo” is a Cinematic Short Film Directed By David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila.

Filmed and Directed by: David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila

Music by:  Encore Merci

I Am Congo - Another Congo Cinematic Narrated Short Film Directed by David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila in 2015

Produced by Daniele Sassou Nguesso
Production company : SPOA FILMS
Production assistant : Emilie Lucas
Starring Brice Djamboult
Editing : Charlotte Audureau / Juan Ignacio Davila / Antoine Brun Hairion
Assistant Editor : El Mehdi Bahou

“Congo, maybe someone has already brought you back some stories, some sounds, some travel diaries. But what if there were more?”

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I Am Congo - Another Congo Cinematic Narrated Short Film Directed by David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila 2015 Manifesto

Websites:  http://www.spoafilms.com/