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“The Journey”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mary Oliver Poem Directed By Hayden Fortescue (2017)

“The Journey” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mary Oliver Poem Directed By Hayden Fortescue.

Produced and Directed by: Hayden Fortescue

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

Director of Photography: Zac Gordon
Ronin Operator: Jai Turner
Production Company: VCR Media

Cast: Liam Graham (Figure), Rina Lund (Woman) and
Hayden Fortescue (Shadow)

Narrated by: Loam Graham

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

“The Journey” by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.

The Journey Cinematic Poem Short Film of Mary Oliver Poem Directed by Hayden Fortescue (2017)

Website:  http://www.vcrmedia.com.au/meet-us/

“Siege Of Salzburg”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Matthew Rycroft (2017)

“Siege Of Salzburg” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Music by Wolfgang Mozart Directed By Matthew Rycroft.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Rycroft

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft  2017.JPG

Music by: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (“Lacrimosa” from Requiem Mass)

A cinematic opera based on the dramatic beauty of Salzburg, Austria.

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

ACT I – Beacon of Light
ACT II – Surrounded
ACT III – Storm the Castle (Dies Irae)

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

Website:  http://www.matthewrycroft.com/


“The Flower Of Life”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Damien Krisl And Ronan Gali (2017)

“The Flower Of Life” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Damien Krisl And Ronan Gali.

Directed by: Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali

DOP – Guillaume Adrey (Kinou Conseil)

Featured Model:  Lorena Rae

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

DOP High-Speed – Selim Zouaoui
1st AC – Bernard Jallet
2nd AC – Matthieu Blanchais
Stylist – Melanie Perego
Makeup-Artist – Christina Lutz (B-Agency)
2nd Makeup-Artist – Claire Plekhoff
Hair-Stylist – Audrey Lambert (B-Agency)
2nd Hair-Stylist – Kelly Peach

Models – Amandine Elina, Amandine Choquet
Set-Designer – Sylvain Cabouat
Music Composer – Augustin Charnet
Sound Design – Christian Schlumpf

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

“The Flower of Life is a poetic journey of a women in a bed. Flowers as a metaphor for her emotions. An ephemeral moment where unconsciousness falling down in a moving dream.”

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

Website:  http://damienkrisl.com/

“ILLIAD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Austin Alexander And Carl Johnson (2017)

“ILLIAD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Performed and Directed By Austin Alexander And Carl Johnson.

Written, Performed and Directed by: Austin Alexander

Filmed and Co-Directed by: Carl Ray Johnson

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

“ILL POETRY” reflects upon the shortness of life and the transcendent value of living it for oneself, as opposed to those & that which may control us.

The poetry featured in this video is an excerpt from a very special film project entitled “ILL” that is currently being developed by Austin Alexander in partnership with Gary Goldman & Saul Williams.”

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

“Illiad” by Austin Alexander

Every living last one of us,
Brother sister soul and son of us
Will cross the river Styx and leave a story told by some of us
But the tragedy in life,
Is not in that which ends us
Rather, gravity’s spite commends us,
Complements and then condemns us
One hand digs the grave
As the other one defends us
Thus our flesh be made a fortress till the earth regain these corpses.
Painting portraits of our prime enforces fate to fade and forfeit,
For it defines our spine to stand and face the grave before it
We are torrent…
We pour life but don’t procure it
Though we ensure it by our deeds
Indeed we bleed to see our tales received by masses past our passage
We are but only passing plastic mortals asking to be perceived as everlasting
As if the last thing we breathed was
“Please proceed to feed within our fasting”
For we need more than bread alone to live,
When dead and gone we only did,
But what a long time led to not have lived
Beyond the cogs of cognitive construct and conative conduct
We living are love struck and fleeting…
Not seeing the belief in our being to be more, begs of breeding
False gods competing for life’s finest meaning,
And they are cheating conceited council deceiving our souls to concede
By simply selling us goals we perceive to be needing and we play the roles but
They are those leading
So this is me reading
The palms of our poems…
I see vultures pluck the puppet’s eyes,
Once strung and hung by neck and thighs to lords of lies, immortalized
By those that made these mortal ties
We chose our fatal sure demise
And I know why we try to deny these lives.
Because until people can feel equal, they will never really be full
Satisfied or peaceful, gratified and gleeful
Therefore life is lethal living needful in the valley of deceitful
I see people die consumed by consuming while presuming they feed us
But the fatal flaw in fact was feeling finances freed us
Only to find out we cheat us, beat us, abuse and mistreat us.
When we compete to complete us, we then proceed to recede us,
Depleting by eating thus feeding defeating us
Such exceedingly tedious acts of misleading us
Are all facts of life that are tragically meaningless
And we’re not needing this sickness
That’s been expressed and witnessed
In excessive obsessed and abstract addictions…
The abscess of that which has reached its transition
To known fact from fiction
Now, in fact, efficiently ILLing us, chilling, drilling then filling us
With heads full of dreadful detestable silliness
And my friends… this is killing us
So expect nothingness in death from life
Unless you guessed to let excellence preset the exodus
Be living testaments
Then commence to test thine eminence for all of the relevant evidence
Live in deliberate elegant reverence
Give and deliver your spell to the elements
Tell them in eloquence
Say that you are living intelligence!
So as for what you leave unto this earth…
Let it be more than simply skeletons.

Illiad Cinematic Performance Poem Short Film Written and Directed by Austin Alexander 2017

Website: https://www.austinalexander.com/poetry


“Paris Noir”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart (2017)

“Paris Noir” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Benjamin Trancart 

Music by: Juliette Gréco (“Paris Canaille”)


“By dint of searching, sometimes you’ll finally find… what you were not after.”

Philppe Lejeune

“Since past years, I often dreamt of shooting time lapses. This night again, I was on top of a slate metallic roof lit by the moon. Viewpoint was awesome, opening on the seaside with a red lighthouse sweeping the mist. I was licking the salt on my lips. 
But in those dreams, i’m always late setting up my camera or i just forgot to charge my battery missing the occasion to capture this ephemeral moment.


Positive side of it is that during those dreams my brain has created fantastic images, unbelievable landscapes, volcanoes, and luxuriant forests. Some places that will never exist but that i’ll never forget. However i open my eyes and i still go and look for those places.

I’m aware that we have to live things and not look at them through the lens of a camera but harvest time is an incredible moment.


Maybe we’ll meet one night on a slate metallic roof messed around by a pale moonlight.”


Website: http://www.benjamin-trancart.com/

“Speak To Us Of Love”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Joyce N. Ho (2017)

“Speak To Us Of Love” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Excerpts of Kahlil Gibran Poem “The Prophet” Directed By Joyce N. Ho.

Animated, Designed and Creative Direction by: Joyce N. Ho


Producer: Candace Marshall
Co-Design by: Ryan McShane
Animation by: Chris Morris & Ryan McShane
Edited by: Alex Gee
Music & Sound Mixing by: Zubin Hensler


“Each year we endeavor to do an internal project that’s just for us, and this time around it all began when we read ‘The Prophet’ – a book of poems by Kahlil Gibran. In it, Gibran devotes each chapter to an important life event or theme, and his chapter on love was so moving we decided to put his beautiful words into motion. In the poem, Gibran writes about the many different types of love that exist, so we created a visual parallel between love and water. Just as we can’t live without love, we can’t survive without water – both are essential, eternal and all-consuming.

We knew we wanted to bring this story to life in 2D, and so we started storyboarding and designing directly in After Effects – a twist on our usual process. This meant we ended up animating in tandem with designing instead of designing and creating assets in Illustrator. As a result, our short film developed organically. It’s a testament to how well the Breeder team works together, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.”


Excerpts from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook that sings
its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks
for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in
your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Website:  http://www.studiobreeder.com/work/of-love

“Pulse”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Time-Lapse Short Film Of Storms Directed By Mike Olbinski (2017)

“Pulse” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Mike Olbinski.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Mike Olbinski

Music by:  Tony Anderson (“The Way Home”)


“For quite a few years now I’ve been wanting to do something different with my time-lapse films. I love color. Storms are full of color. The blues, the greens, the warm oranges and reds at sunset. The colors are sometimes what make a simple storm into something extra special.

But black and white speaks to my soul. I love it. There is something when you remove the color that lets you truly see the textures, movement and emotion of a storm.


The film is made up of some of my favorite clips from the past few years. A mix of the monsoon and supercell plains chasing. I’m so inspired by the songs I choose for these videos. Kerry Muzzey, Tony Anderson. Their songs are so powerful and moving and the stories they tell themselves are amazing. I went with clips that felt right with each beat of the song and while I usually try to tell a story with these films, I mostly decided to let the music be that here.”


Website:  http://www.mikeolbinski.com/


“Autumn Tale”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman (2016)

“Autumn Tale” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Ivan Maria Friedman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ivan Maria Friedman


Actress: Elena Samuylova


Produced by: Maya Pictures


Website: http://www.mayapictures.com/

“The Poet”: A Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film By Ashley Avis (2015)

“The Poet” is a Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Featuring Poet E.E. Cummings Directed By Ashley Avis.

Edited and Directed by: Ashley Avis

Produced by: Edward Winters
Starring: Kelly Brannigan and Jackson Davis
Cinematography by: Corey C. Waters


Art Direction by: Richard Avis and Blake Sutter
Color by:  Corey C. Waters
Wardrobe by: Free People

a WINTERSTONE production


“Somewhere I Have Never Traveled” by e.e. cummings

somehwere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands


Website:  http://www.winterstonepictures.com/

“None”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Ash Thorp (2016)

“None”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Ash Thorp.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ash Thorp

COMPOSER – Ben Lukas Boysen


“NONE is a short film that explores the balance of light and darkness.  It has a personal narrative which plays with the notion of finding yourself amidst the noise around you.”


Article on Production of “NONE”:


Website:  http://www.ashthorp.com/