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“Breathe”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kylian Castells (2020)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Kylian Castells

Poem Written by and Narrated by: Forest Blakk

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

A personal project in colaboration with Forest Blakk. After a year coming back at home with so many projects, trips, footage that needed some context, I decided to collaborate with Forest, adding an extra voice in narrating the beauty of dead, the beauty of life, the beauty to breath.

An unintentional short that makes people happy even when speaking about death.
Sit, breathe, enjoy.

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

“Breathe” by Forest Blakk
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
How long can you hold your breath
Before you can’t hold your breath any longer
And how long until your lungs give out
And the sound that used to fill the void
Quiets like a mass of midnight, searching for its piece of the pie
Today I stood in front of a window and
Imagined what it would be like to fly, no I didn’t
I imagined what it would be like to
Jump outside the frame that caged me inside
But my better judgment said it wouldn’t be
Very kind if someone you cared about found you
That’s the voice that plays like a tape on rewind, rewind, rewind…
It wouldn’t be fair to a stranger either
Today I’m reminded of the time I watched a
Man jump into a highway when I was just seventeen
The car lights on either side of the upper
Portion of the AutoRoute below standing at attention
Staring off into the distance
Just waiting for the road to clear
And the way to the comfort of their loved ones to be made
Death is a strange and hollow inconvenience when you think about it
There’s a blank face that quickly and abruptly finds
Its way to all the witness something of that magnitude
It’s not empathy, it’s not sympathy
It’s more of a force intrinsic and integral self reflection
Why would someone do such a thing?
What could drive someone to that type of depth?
Could I be driven to such depths?
Would I ever be able to jump?
There is no place to be soft in these moments, jump
There’s no time to caught in this moment, jump
There’s no need to believe there ever was a moment, jump
Sigh, believe, relief in this moment
‘Cause I could never be the one to be in this moment
Or could I? jump
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Do you first hold your breath?
Do you exhale all of your problems and
Worries before casting your thoughts to the bottom
Of an otherwise empty place below
The poverty line of depressed thoughts
And the sad calamity of a hunted house you’ve called home?
I don’t know
Maybe someone out there has an answer…
But for now I’m still trying to come to terms of the fact
That today I looked up how long it would take to drown

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“Dear Enemy – The Journey Of Bashir”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

“Dear Enemy – The Journey Of Bashir” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Arne Totz.

Directed by: Arne Totz

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

Production Company: Friends & Fellows
Director of Photography: Paul Meyers
Editor: Matt Osborne
Colorist: Marina Starke
VFX: NHB Munich
Composer: Jakob Balogh
Sound Designer: David Herbst
Copywriter: Arne Totz, Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus
Voice Over Artist: Isaac Simba

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)
Title Graphic Design: David Herbst
1st AC: Adrian Kuchenreuther
Producer: Thomas Rentschler, Tobias Bucher
Service Production: Talking Film Uganda
Service Producer: Derrick Kibisi, Paul Kabango, Sam Etiang
Production Assistant: John Oryang

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

 

“An abstract visual journey based on the true story of Bashir Ramathan.”

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

Website: https://friendsandfellows.com/work/dear-enemy/

“Blue Floozy”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves (2018)

“Blue Floozy” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Yuri Alves

Poem Written & Performed by: Mia X

Produced by: Igor Alves & Yuri Alves
Original Score by: Boris Ivanov
Live Violin Performed by: Olga Yanovich
Assistant Camera: Caroline Sincaruk
Sound by: Victor Buitrago
Sound Editor & Mixer: Mert Ozcan
Colorist: Gabriel Kurzlop
Artwork by: Rochelle Bernal

“Renowned spoken word poet Mia X, unfurls a powerhouse monologue from her poem “Blue Floozy” in this continuous single shot short film directed by award-winning filmmaker Yuri Alves. Featuring a heart wrenching original musical score by composer Boris Ivanov. Presented in 4K.”

Loose screw,
mixed mind up,
glue fake hair
to fake mindset
with grand visions
out jive eyeballs
of blue much more
than who you know
yourself to be.

Post Production Sound Services: The Record House
Post Production Color Services: Dramplay Productions

Production Company: DreamPlay Media
Made with support from: Newark Office of Film and Television, City of Newark.

Website: http://www.yurialves.com/

“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/

“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

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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”)

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“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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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“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.”

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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