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“Tokyo Roar”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Brandon Li (2015)

“Tokyo Roar” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Japan Directed By Brandon Li.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Brandon Li

Music by: Blake Ewing (“Undertow”), MoreBeat (“Bushido”) and Anamog (“One Precious Moment”)

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Tokyo Roar cinematic poem short film in Tokyo directed by Brandon Li 2015

“TIGER” by A.D. Hope

The paper tigers roar at noon;
The sun is hot, the sun is high.
They roar in chorus, not in tune,
Their plaintive, savage hunting cry.

O, when you hear them, stop your ears
And clench your lids and bite your tongue.
The harmless paper tiger bears
Strong fascination for the young.

His forest is the busy street;
His dens the forum and the mart;
He drinks no blood, he tastes no meat:
He riddles and corrupts the heart.

But when the dusk begins to creep
From tree to tree, from door to door,
The jungle tiger wakes from sleep
And utters his authentic roar.

It bursts the night and shakes the stars
Till one breaks blazing from the sky;
Then listen! If to meet it soars
Your heart’s reverberating cry,

My child, then put aside your fear:
Unbar the door and walk outside!
The real tiger waits you there;
His golden eyes shall be your guide.

And, should he spare you in his wrath,
The world and all the worlds are yours;
And should he leap the jungle path
And clasp you with his bloody jaws,

Then say, as his divine embrace
Destroys the mortal parts of you:
I too am of that royal race
Who do what we are born to do.

Website: http://www.unscripted.com/

“Gateway To The Ganges”: A Cinematic Short Film In Northern India Directed By Brandon Li (2015)

“Gateway To The Ganges”: A Cinematic Short Film In Northern India Directed By Brandon Li.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Brandon Li

Music Composed by:  Anamóg (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)

Gateway to the Ganges cinematic short film in Northern India directed by Brandon Li 2015

Filmmaker Brandon Li
Filmmaker Brandon Li

“Daily life in the Indian holy cities of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Devprayag. This region lies in the foothills of the Himalayas where the Ganges River descends from the mountains. I visited not knowing what to expect, and I was both awed and saddened by the experience. The beauty of nature and the Hindu ceremonies contrasted with the poverty and suffering on the streets. The people I met had a high-spirited resilience that seemed to stem from surviving and maintaining their devotion through a challenging life.”

Website:  http://rungunshoot.com/