Tag Archives: Cinematic Poems

“Hikari”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger (2017)

“Hikari” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Natsuko Kure Directed By Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

“We came to this earth without words. And in our thoughts we dreamt of the cosmos; looking towards the sky. It was only until we defined it, that we knew what it was. We thought it was unreachable. But we looked back and could see our own footsteps, tracing the path from long ago; where we came from all along. They both meet together at this single point: the end and the beginning. We are born without knowing who we are and we grow our lives to seek the answer to ‘I am’. This video is an epitaph for Hikari-san who’s life was cut short from that struggle.”

Narrated by: NATSUKO KURE

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

“Nothing Stays Forever” by Shuntaro Tanikawa

When I was born, I was nameless
Like a water molecule
But right away I was fed
Vowels mouth to mouth
Consonants tickled my ears
I was called
And pulled away from the cosmos.
Oscillating the atmosphere
Carved into clay tablets.
Inscribed on bamboo
Recorded on sand
I would have loved to lose words
To be a tree singing in the wind
I would have loved to be a cloud
From a hundred thousand years ago
Now I go back to being nameless
With dirt over my eyes,
My ears and my mouth
With stars leading me by the fingers.

Hikari Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger 2017

Website: http://www.mindcastle.tv/films-1/

 

 

 

 

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matthew Lawes (2017)

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Poem By W.B. Yeats Directed By Matthew Lawes.

Animated, Photographed and Directed by: Matthew Lawes 

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Executive Producers: Marlena Hellebø, Ex-Animo Foundation & Marta Sala Font
Produced by: Other Brother Studios & Square Eyes Films
Original music by: David Holmes & Keefus Ciancia
Animation Assistants: Jack Maddison & Kit Lawes
Puppets by: Olga Lunina, Kerry Dyer, Natasha Lawes & Ruth Pease
Sets by: Matthew Lawes
Fish Mouth by: Elizabeth Jane Winstanley
Backdrops by: Phoenix Finlayson-Pugh
Recording Engineer: Joe Bulmer
Mixed by: James Cox at Jungle Studios
Post-Production: Felip Docolomansky, Matthew Lawes & Valeria DiClaudio

Narrated by: Liam Cunningham

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W.B.Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Website: http://www.otherbrotherstudios.co.uk/

 

“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

 

“Byron Bay Film Festival”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Justin McMillan (2017)

“Byron Bay Film Festival” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Justin McMillan.

Director: Justin McMillan

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017

Director of Photography: Tim Tregoning
Director of Water Photography: Stefan Jose
Agency: Marcel Sydney
Production Manager: Holly Alexander
Production Company: Goodoil Films
Executive Producer: Sam Long
Post Production: Heckler
Executive Producer: Will Alexander
Head of Production: Aborah Buick
Editor: Andrew Holmes

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017
Grade: Greg Constantaras
Sound: Nylon Studios
Composer: Michael Yezerski

Poem Written by: David Nobay
Narrated by: Lee Perry

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017

Website:  http://bbff.com.au/

 

“Baixa Chiado”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film In Lisbon Directed By Victor Gouhie (2017)

“Baixa Chiado” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film In Lisbon Featuring Poet Eugénio De Andrade Directed By Victor Gouhie.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Victor Gouhie

Baixa Chiado Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed by Victor Gouhie 2017

Poem by: Eugénio De Andrade 

“Someone says slowly:
Lisbon, You know…?
I know. It’s a girl
Barefoot and light,
A sudden and clear wind
In her hair,
Some thin wrinkles
Peaking her eyes.
The open solitude
On the lips and fingers,
Going down and steps
And steps up to the rivers.”

Baixa Chiado Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed by Victor Gouhie 2017

Website: commercialpolis.eu/

“In The Woods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo By Andrew David Watson (2017)

“In The Woods” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts By Ralph Waldo Emerson By Andrew David Watson.

Directed by: Andrew David Watson

Edited by: Orlando Loredo
Sound Design by: Gabriel Pimenta
Music by: Alaskan Tapes (“We All Speak in Poems”)

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Starring: Christopher Grys

CLOTHING & STYLING BY: Kai D. Utility

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.”

From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

” “IN THE WOODS” is a collaboration between designer Kai D Utility and myself. We originally set out to shoot a short look book film about escaping to the woods, only to find (after the fact) our images matched perfectly with excerpts from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We decided to turn our look book film into a homage to the concept of Transcendentalism. The appreciation and need for nature is even more alive today, then it was in the 1820s. We hope this video motivates you to take that weekend trip you’ve been planning, but have yet to take.”

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Website:  andrewdavidwatson.com

“The Finest Of The Breed”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Ricardo Serrano (2017)

“The Finest Of The Breed” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of a Charles Bukowski Poem Directed By Ricardo Serrano.

Edited, Visual Effects and Directed by: Ricardo Serrano

The Finest of the Breed Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Ricardo Serrano 2017

Produced by: ·W·A·C· Productions
Cinematographer: Ben Williams
Music by: Álvaro Domínguez Vázquez
Producer: Ben McFarlane
Sound by: Juan Manzed
Colorist: Rodrigo Moreno

Starring: Arlita Dos Santos and Eddie Capli

The Finest of the Breed Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Ricardo Serrano 2017

“After a long week of work, a woman is heading to her favourite Pub by herself, where she will have her Friday shot.”

Narrated by: Henrietta Phoebe

The Finest of the Breed Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Ricardo Serrano 2017

“The Finest Of The Breed” by Charles Bukowski

there’s nothing to discuss
there’s nothing to remember
there’s nothing to forget
it’s sad and it’s not sad
seems the most sensible thing a person can do
is sit with a drink in hand
as the walls wave their goodbye smiles
one comes through it all
with a certain amount of
efficiency and bravery
then leaves
some accept the possibility of God to help them get through
others take it staight on
and to these
I drink tonight.

The Finest of the Breed Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Ricardo Serrano 2017

Website:  http://ricardoserrano.es/

“Hate For Sale”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Anna Eijsbouts (2017)

“Hate For Sale” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Anna Eijsbouts.

Animated and Directed by: Anna Eijsbouts  

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

Executive Producer: Michelle Cheripka
Poem Written by: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Peter Kenny

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

“A stop-motion animated film about the world we live in.
Created for the Visible Poetry Project 2017.”

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

“Hate for Sale” by Neil Gaiman

Hate for sale. All the very best
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest?
Lovely hate. Your life is rough.

Buy my hate. You’ll come right back for more.
Hate for sale. Enough to start a war.
Hate the rich, the brown, the black, the poor.
Hate is clean. And hate will make you sure.

Hate for sale. You’ll feel superior.
Hate for sale. You’ll make the news.
Hate the families who come here fleeing war.
Hate the gay. The trans. The new. The Jews.

Don’t need to care who you detest
Hate makes you feel a whit less scared
To know that your group is the best
And burn to ashes all the rest
Who will not face the real test
But showed up naked, unprepared
To be sent back, or drowned, or hurled
back into the abyss. Your world
will be so safe, so clean, so great.
And all you needed was some hate.

Hate for sale. All the very best
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest?
Hate for sale. Never enough.

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

Website: https://www.visiblepoetryproject.com/

https://www.annaeijsbouts.com/

“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

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“A Sense Of Wonder”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In France Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2017)

“A Sense Of Wonder” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Music by: Franck Zaragoza
Audio Mix by: Laurent Mollard
Words and Narration by: Benjamin Dowie

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

“A vast silence swallows the sound. A kingdom of mountains rise majestically toward the heavens. A call of the wild to a wandering soul.”

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/