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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/

“Face Your Own Beast”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte (2017)

“Face Your Own Beast” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Charles Bukowski Poem Directed By Camille Marotte.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Camille Marotte


Camera/Lenses: Arri Alexa
Light: Jean-Marie Delorme
Boxer: Christopher Whitlow

Narrated by: Patrick Sweeney


“Roll the Dice”  by Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.


Website:  http://www.camillemarotte.com/

“You Don’t Know Opera”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary By Ruben Van Leer (2016)

“You Don’t Know Opera” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary of Boxer Frank Engel Directed By Ruben Van Leer.

Written and Directed by: Ruben van Leer

Director of Photography: Paul Özgür
Tenor and Boxer: Frank Engel
Narrated by: Johnny Bang Reilley
Original Music and Sound: Tommy Zee
Edited by: Wouter van Luijn and Amber Hooijmans
Produced by: New Amsterdam Film Company


Amsterdam-based artist and director Ruben Van Leer’s latest film is a high-energy portrait of professional tenor and amateur boxer Frank Engel, made in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera with the aim of attracting a different audience into its drama-filled world. Here, Van Leer talks about the story behind the film:

“This film is about the courageousness of self-expression. A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution. Frank is a boxer and a tenor in the chorus of Amsterdam’s Dutch National Opera. In the film he’s fighting his demon, a shadow of himself.

 “A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution”

“His fear of going on stage is bigger than that of death, of finally letting his voice be heard to the public and mastering his art. I wanted to make a tiny opera film: an existential theme that resonates within the streets, outside of theatre walls.”


Article on film: https://www.nowness.com/story/you-dont-know-opera-boxing-frank-engel

Website: http://newams.com/


“Carved In Mayhem”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Dan DiFelice (2016)

“Carved In Mayhem” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Johnny Bang Reilly Directed By Dan DiFelice.

Edited and Directed by:  Dan DiFelice

Original Score by: Luke Atencio

Production Company:  Neighborhood Film Co.
Produced by:  Dan Walser
Poem Written/Performed by: Johnny Bang Reilly
Cinematography by: Khalid Mohtaseb & Dan Stewart
Production Design by: Joe Sciacca
Visual Effects by: Framestore London
Color by: Tom Poole + CO3
Sound Design by: 1-Louder

Carved In Mayhem Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan DiFelice 2016.JPG

“Carved in Mayhem is the poetic depiction of one man’s unique journey. It is the picture when the forces of nature that surround one, collide with an opposing resistance of the human spirit.

Johnny Bang Reilly is a man on a journey. Like many of us, he is on a search for peace and truth, however his path to this point is what sets him apart. His life has arched from receiving abuse to giving forgiveness, incarceration to liberation, hate to gratitude: trading in a sealed fate for an accidental destiny.”

Carved In Mayhem Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan DiFelice

“Carved In Mayhem” by Johnny Bang Reilly

I got to a point in my existence
with my head insisting i live to kill
Spilling my ills…I was engulfed to go public and show my life was rubbished. Everything about me obsessed to mess a man’s life up
and leave his family with the knowledge i cut his head off
I preserved me…to decay them
I carved me in my mayhem, a stone cut from the same element.
My mother gave birth to a story that will shame men, this became my importance. every day that came and went
venting mentally my mentality.
I sedated my impatience with drugs and booze.
I stalked and wrote the horror story.
Lies gave me my act as an asset
my ego relaxed in the sociopathic…
Every day i fight with my lack of patience, so i sedate me, making me weak That don’t work.
How can i have my dream to be a nightmare?
I’m not sharp and my body is not prepared…so i cleaned my act.
Trained hard to let the steam off,
cleaned my diet to strengthen my mean heart,
but it cleaned my heart.
Thoughts were feeding my fed up,
love was fixing my head up.
A new story was starting to write itself
I was liking myself
I realized I was not going to just kill him…I was going to kill me Fuck that.
Now I live to shine
relax my spine in the quiet of the divine that gives the sky
To cover my life I live like I don’t want anyone to die.
Vibrant I feel facilitated for no reason other than something loves me to be alive… I oblige
With body heart and mind…
I have found my spirit
my creativity is how I live
my life realizes it.
Read my manifest manifested,
from cursed to blessed…
the hand of the divine
gave me time to rise and rest.
I eat sleep train and move
to be the best version of me my children can get and our love can ensue… blessed…
I’m grateful
not hate obsessed.
My life was carved from a stone,
52 years was never too late to begin again.

Website:  http://www.dandifelice.com/