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“India”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Neal Howland (2017)

“India” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Featuring OSHO Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Directed by Neal Howland.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Neal Howland

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Sound Design by: Neal Howland
Music by: Ryan Taubert (“Speak, We’re Listening”)

“In a land of sensory overload I’ve seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than I ever thought possible. Honestly, words fail me. So, this is my attempt to answer that question, with footage that I captured while on an epic tour of India last month.”

Locations: New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, (Rajasthan: Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur)

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Words and Narration by: OSHO Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“How was India?”

The world has enough technology now
If it’s old prejudices and stupidity can be dropped
We can make the whole world a paradise, nothing is lacking

If we can reach to the moon
If we can create so much destructive power
The same power can be transferred into creativity.

You are a guest
Leave this Earth, a little more beautiful
For those unknown guests who will be following you
Nobody belongs here
But for the moment we are here
And we have to make this moment as beautiful as possible.

Wherever you are, it will be here and now
Live as intentionally and totally now
Otherwise, life goes on slipping from your hands like water
Soon you will have empty hands
And meeting death with empty hands, is an utter failure.

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Website: http://nealhowland.com/

“Untie”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Charlene Van Kasteren And Guust Mulder (2016)

“Memories Untied” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in China and Indonesia Directed By Charlene Van Kasteren And Guust Mulder.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Charlene Van Kasteren And Guust Mulder

Music by:  Bart Kalkman

Untie Cinematic Poem Short Film In Asia and Indonesia Directed by Charlene van Kasteren and Guust Mulder 2016

Rotterdam-based director Charlene van Kasteren talks about Untie, a film she co-directed with Dutch filmmaker Guust Mulder, about a man trying to recall his memories by writing them down:

“Guust and I were planning a sabbatical to China and Indonesia. As filmmakers we always have the urge to shoot something. To simply ‘shoot anything’ is too random, so we ended up with a theme linked to the song “Ne Me Quitte Pas” by Belgian singer Jacques Brel. Every shot we took had to be related to this feeling.

Untie Cinematic Poem Short Film In Asia and Indonesia Directed by Charlene van Kasteren and Guust Mulder

“Slowly we found out what story our sabbatical wanted to tell: the story of forgetting memories and holding onto life”

Untie Cinematic Poem Short Film In Asia and Indonesia Directed by Charlene van Kasteren and Guust Mulder in 2016

Website:  http://www.charlenevankasteren.nl/untie.html

“Tokyo Aglow”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Justin Tierney (2016)

“Tokyo Aglow” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film (At The CONFLUX Part Two) In Japan Directed by Justin Tierney.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Justin Tierney

Original Music by: Justin Tierney, The Deviant Septet (Karen Kim—violin, Doug Balliett—bass, Mike Gurfield—trumpet, Matthew Melore—trombone, Jared Soldiviero—percussion)

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney in 2016

“Tokyo Aglow tours the Japanese capital by road and rail. Whereas Aerial Arterial (the first installment) explores the edifices of the city from elevated perches, Tokyo Aglow captures the city from the blacktop. The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.

Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film in Japan Directed by Justin Tierney 2016

“Tokyo Aglow” is the second of five installments of At The CONFLUX, a short film exploring the rhythm of urban Japan and its people.”

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney

Website:  http://www.justintierney.com/

 

 

“Himalaya”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Berta Tilmantaitė (2016)

“Himalaya” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Nepal and Tibet Filmed and Directed by  Berta Tilmantaitė.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Berta Tilmantaitė

Music by:  Reid Willis

Himalaya Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Berta Tilmantaitė in 2016

Written by:  Berta Tilmantaitė, Andrius Jančiauskas and Paulius Mačiuliavičius

Sound Design by: Martynas Gailius

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Filmmaker Berta Tilmantaitė

Additional Film Footage by: Edita Nichols (Mt. Everest Summit), Andrius Jančiauskas and Paulius Mačiuliavičius

“HIMALAYA is a fable, that we heard whispered in our ears while hiking through the mountains.

“Himalaya” (हिमालय) literally means “abode of snow”. And this range actually is home to nine of the ten highest peaks on Earth, including the highest, Mount Everest, which is called Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma – The Goddess Mother of Earth – in Tibet. It is also home to thousands of people, stretching through five countries: Nepal, India, Bhutan, China (Tibet) and Pakistan. Three major rivers in the world — the Indus, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra — originate in the Himalaya.

Himalaya Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Berta Tilmantaitė

HIMALAYA is femme fatale, like a mother or a lover, embracing and raising, taking care of you, challenging and rewarding, letting you go and then waiting for you to come back. Because you definitely will.

HIMALAYA was written during the three-week hike in the mountains. Later it was edited from the material, gathered during the hike.”

Himalaya Cinematic Poem Short Film Filmed and Directed by Berta Tilmantaitė 2016

Website: http://www.godoberta.com/

“Mountain Glimpses”: A Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed By Raúl Tomás Granizo (2014)

“Mountain Glimpses” is a Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed By Raúl Tomás Granizo.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Raúl Tomás Granizo

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“I have always loved the aspect of mountain landscapes in black and white. Before finishing my project Mountain Dreams I decided to edit this short film with some footage that could work good in B&W. Hopefully in some more months I will be able to have my film finished, I still have some more mountains to visit…”

“Que nunca falte una montaña en tus sueños”  (“You never miss a mountain in your dreams.”)  Miriam G. Pascual

Mountain Glimpses Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed by Raúl Tomás Granizo 2015

Website:  http://www.wildglimpses.com/#!videos-bw/c1cwj

“Trading Nirvana”: A Cinematic Short Film In Southeast Asia Directed By Ryan Emond (2013)

“Trading Nirvana” is a Cinematic Short Film In Southeast Asia Directed By Ryan Emond.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ryan Emond

Music by:  Evenings (“Babe” Remixed by Shigeto)

“Trading Nirvana made itself up as I went along. I focused on shooting interesting situations, and tried to allow each scene to tell its own story rather than conforming to something preconceived. The result is a collection of meaningful experiences that give a different perspective on everyday situations. I augmented the shots by playing them both backwards and forwards, sped up and slowed down.”

Trading Nirvana cinematic short film in Southeast Asia directed by Ryan Emond 2014

Filmed in: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Website:  http://www.reemond.com/

“Postcard From Bali”: A Cinematic Short Film Of The Indonesian Island By Stephan Kot (2010)

“Postcard From Bali” is a Cinematic Short Film Of The Indonesian Island Filmed and Directed By Stephan Kot.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Stephan Kot

Music Composed by : Keith Kenniff/Helios (“Bless This Morning Year”)

Postcard From Bali Cinematic Short Film directed by Stephan Kot 2010

Website:  http://wipstudio.fr/

 

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte (2014)

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me” is a cinematic poem short film featuring poem attributed to David Romano (1993) read by Tom O’Bedlam directed by Camille Marotte.

Filmed and Directed by:  Camille Marotte

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Director Camille Marotte

Music Composed by:  Hammock (“Mono No Aware”)

Poem Read by:  Tom O’Bedlam

Produced by:  Black Negative

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”

by David Romano (1993)

“If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.”

Website:   camillemarotte.com

“In Turkey”: A Cinematic Scenic Documentary Short Film Directed By Vincent Urban (2014)

“In Turkey” is a cinematic scenic documentary short film in Turkey shot in April 2014 by director and cinematographer Vincent Urban.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Vincent Urban

Filmed by: Clemens Krüger
Sound Design and Color: Vincent Urban

Music: Olafur Arnalds – “Only The Winds”

“In April 2014, Stefan, Clemens & I went on yet another journey with our trusted Defender, this time from Istanbul, passing the Black Sea Coast, to the vastness of Eastern Anatolia, then returning over otherworldly Cappadocia and enjoying the sun at the Turquoise Coast. In Short: all over Turkey with it’s beautiful landscapes and wonderful people in 4 weeks. Thanks, Turkey, for for a memorable adventure!”

Interview article on Vincent:  http://www.untoldroads.com/stories/vincent_urban/