Tag Archives: Cinematic Poems

“The End Of A Train Line”: Experimental Short Film Excerpt Directed By Joshua Davy (2014)

Excerpt from an experimental short based on a poem called “The End of a Train Line”

Filmed and Directed By:  Joshua H. Davy

Poem Written By:  Joshua H. Davy

“The end of a train line; a seemingly dark, dismal place where everything comes to a halt. Time lapses and we are stuck in this chasm. Separate, isolated, detached from the chaos of the city.

The end of a train line; an almost peculiar place. There is an odd sense of tranquility that busy people are not used to. It’s different to the city. It is not fast, nothing changes, everything stays the same.”

“Le Col & Team UK Youth”: Cinematic Poem Cycling Commercial Directed By Greg Hackett (2013)

Commercial shot for LeCol – the brand behind Team UK Youth.

Director – Greg Hackett
Production Company – Spindle Productions
Executive Producer – Yanto Barker
Editor – Tim Swaby
Music – Chris Cooper & Owen Morgan
Voice – Alex Walker

Poem By:  Laurence Eaves

“The trail stretched out in my wake,
Marks the path of my trial.
Each centimetre step I take
Will add to make up miles

Where are the stars which shared the load
By lighting up the track;
The wind that used to whip the road
And press upon my back?

Though every weary tread will tire
This body, bruised and sore,
The lonely ache of my desire
Demands me to endure.

Each slow and heavy stroke reminds
Me of how far I’ve come,
From loving faces, left behind
With memories of home.

But I push past the pressure of
This struggle to survive,
And make my mind the measure of
How much I am alive.

The sun now slips down from the skies
And sleeps through the moon’s reign,
But soon, together we will rise
And start the chase again.”

Article on Poem:  http://nowherefast.cc/film-le-col-commercial/

“Kingdom By The Sea”: Stand Up Paddleboard Short Film In Ireland Featuring Edgar Allan Poe By Barry Daly (2014)

This is a short film about Paddle boarding around the coastline of Fanad Head, Co Donegal, Ireland.

Filmed and Directed By:  Barry Daly

Poem “Annabel Lee”  Written By:  Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

By Edgar Allan Poe 1809–1849

It was many and many a year ago,
   In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
   By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
   Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,
   In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
   I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
   Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
   In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
   My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
   And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
   In this kingdom by the sea.
The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
   Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
   In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
   Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.
But our love it was stronger by far than the love
   Of those who were older than we—
   Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
   Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
   Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
   In her sepulchre there by the sea—
   In her tomb by the sounding sea.
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It was filmed for a moving image brief based on Edgar Allan Poe, a poet from the 19th century. The poem recited in this film is Annabel Lee, a poem about the death of a beautiful women who was blown into the sea.

The theme for this film is Sea Obsession for DES 322, Moving Image.
The stand up paddlers come across a shipwreck which is entombed in a cave and was lost to the sea just like Annnabel Lee.

“There’s Always More To See”: Cinematic Poem BBC Two Trailer Featuring A “Cento Poem” Created By Alison Chisholm (2012)

“BBC Two Trailer – There’s Always More To See”.  Featuring a  Cento Poem created by Poet Alison Chisholm.

Filmed and Produced By:   BBC 

The BBC Two cento is comprised of lines written by the following poets: John Keats, Arthur O’ Shaughnessy, James Elroy Flecker, Walter Savage Landor, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Alison Chisholm.

Over the years, like most forms of poetry, centos have evolved through different rules and patterns, but the principle of producing a new poem from lines of published poetry persists.

The name cento comes from the Latin word for patchwork. So the poem is a collage, or a hotchpotch of lines and phrases from other pieces. It’s a glorious new invention celebrating the enduring beauty of language and power of poetry. BBC Two Trailer Cento Poem By Alison Chisholm 2012

“Much have I travelled in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen,
But still I long to learn tales, marvellous tales,
Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest,
How others fought to forge my world.
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What wild ecstasy?
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Step forward,
To feel the blood run through the veins and tingle
Where busy thought and blind sensation mingle.
Come, my friends, ‘tis not too late,
For we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems;
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”

Alison Chisholm is an award-winning poet who has had over 600 poems published in magazines and anthologies, eight collections published and poems broadcast by BBC Radio Network Northwest and Channel 4.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Celebrating-BBC-Two

“Winter Olympics 2014”: Cinematic Poem Trailer From BBC Sport Narrated By Actor Charles Dance

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia from 7th-23rd February 2014.

Filmed and Produced By:  BBC Sport

Poem Read By:   Charles Dance

I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.

I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.

Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.

The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.

But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.

“All The Way”: A Cinematic Poem Adaptation Of Charles Bukowski By Willem Martinot (2013)

Directed and Filmed By:   Willem Martinot

Based on “roll the dice” by Charles Bukowski
Voice: Tom O’Bedlam
Music: Tony Anderson
Shot in Andalusia, Spain
Actor and assistant: Imre Tigchelaar

“roll the dice”

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

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
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,
mockery,
isolation.
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
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

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.

http://www.limestonepictures.nl

“We Are Poets”: Trailer For Documentary Film Is A Cinematic Poem From Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi (2012)

WE ARE POETS presents a moving and poignant story of youth, art and freedom of expression. It intimately follows six teenage poets from youth literary group, Leeds Young Authors, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices: the world’s most prestigious Poetry Slam competition.

Directed By:   Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi

We Are Poets Short Film Poster

From their inner city lives in northern England, to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the team explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation as they take on the world and prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime. Imaginative, honest and deeply personal, WE ARE POETS reveals a unique portrait of modern Britain and a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.

Winner Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Winner Best Documentary Award, Darklight Film Festival
Winner Goethe Film Prize, Zebra Festival Berlin
Winner Audience Award, Univerciné Film Festival
Official Selection, Guadalajara International Film Festival
Official Selection, New Zealand Doc Edge
Official Selection, Bradford International Film Festival
Official Selection, Sottodiciotto International Film Festival
Gala presentation, Leeds Young People’s Film Festival

Contact:
contact@wearepoets.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7950596922
wearepoets.co.uk

 

“Sea Fever”: A Cinematic Poem Surf Short Film From Tim Davies (2013)

A Tim Davies Production, shot in the UK and Ireland. Winner of Best Short at 2013 London Surf Film Festival.

Directed and Filmed By:  Tim Davies

Music By:   Massive Attack – A Prayer for England

Poem “Sea Fever” By:  John Masefield

“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.”

“4MATIC Winter Driving”: A Cinematic Poem Commercial Featuring Poet Robert Burns By Mercedes-Benz (2013)

“4MATIC Winter Driving Poem – Mercedes-Benz All-Wheel Drive”

Featuring the Poem:  “Winter: A Dirge”

By Robert Burns (1759–1796)

The wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain does blaw;
Or, the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snaw:
While tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.
The sweeping blast, the sky o’ercast,
The joyless winter-day,
Let others fear, to me more dear
Than all the pride of May:
The tempest’s howl, it soothes my soul,
My griefs it seems to join;
The leafless trees my fancy please,
Their fate resembles mine!

 

Thou Pow’r Supreme, whose mighty scheme
These woes of mine fulfil,
Here, firm, I rest, they must be best,
Because they are Thy will!
Then all I want (O, do Thou grant
This one request of mine!)
Since to enjoy Thou dost deny,
Assist me to resign.

“Flicker”: A Cinematic Poem Creative Short Film Trailer From Director Bouha Kazmi (2013)

FLICKER, a film by BOUHA KAZMI

Director / Bouha Kazmi

Poem by / Isabella Roehm (Wendy Goldman Rohm)
Narrated by / Austin James Jr.

Executive Producers: Lee Evans, Robert Stevenson, Spencer Walker, Ali Hussain, Karl Bareham
Producer / Sarah Tognazzi
Starring / Victoria Klemme
Director of Photography / Sam Brown

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

2013 Young Director Award at Cannes Lions – Nominated
2013 Raindance Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Aesthetica Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival – Official Selection
2014 London Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2014 Macon Film Festival – Official Selection