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“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

Music by: Keaton Henson
Produced for: Musea Guarda

“Video poem made in a abandoned wool factory in Portugal for the museum of Guarda by Pat van Boeckel and Peter van der Pol.”

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“Build Me A Cottage” by Fernando Pessoa

Build me a cottage deep
In a forest, a simple, silent home, 
        Like a breath in a sleep,
Where all wish may be never to roam
And a pleasure all smallness may keep.
 
        A palace high then build,
With confusion of lights and of rooms, 
        A strange sense to yield,
Whither my desire from the cottage’s glooms
May go, to return, unfulfilled.
 
        Then dig me a grave,
That what cottage nor palace can give 
        I at length may have,
That the weariness of all ways to live
May cease like the last of a wave.

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

Website: http://patvanboeckel.nl/

“Nessun Dorma”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film By Txema Ortiz (2018)

“Nessun Dorma” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film in Spain By Txema Ortiz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Txema Ortiz

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

Music Arrangement and Direction by: Martin Zalba and Jody Jenkins

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

“A project made in 4 months recorded in different locations of the geography of Navarra.
I wanted to reflect different environments changing the color tone in each scene, after making the white balance, thus generating a very different environment, dark, inospito and inert, heavenly, ….. trying to find the beauty of still life. A trip through different spaces through doors trying to awaken sensations. A walk of the soul.”

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/Txema-Ortiz/100014734934218

“Where Are The African Gods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé (2018)

“Where Are The African Gods” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé.

Produced and Directed by: Rodney Passé

Filmed by: Andrew Trost and Shawn Peters
Co-Produced by: Danielle Redman
Edit and Sound Design: J.P. Damboragian

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Words and Narration by: Abbey Lincoln

“Poetic License: Where are the African Gods?
Lyricist Abbey Lincoln’s words are brought to life in this meditative portrait of black masculinity.

A moving recording of the late writer and renowned jazz singer Abbey Lincoln is captured in this new film from Brooklyn-born director Rodney Passé, who has previously worked with powerhouse music video director Kahlil Joseph. Reading from her own works, Lincoln’s voice sets the tone for a film that explores the African American experience through fathers and their sons.”

“The film movingly captures moments from the perspective of African American men and their sons”
“Abbey Lincoln’s poem is a chilling reminder of black society’s struggle with self-image,” explains Passé. Speaking of the film’s experiment with spoken-word and music, the filmmaker continues: “The arrangement is heart-felt, capturing moments from the perspective of African American men and their sons, while celebrating the essence of black culture and honouring its significance in today’s society.”

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Where are the African Gods?
Did they leave us on our
Journey over here?

Where are the African Gods?
Will we know them
When they suddenly appear?
The ones dismissed with voodoo,
Rock and roll, and all that jazz.
And jungle mumbo jumbo.
And razzmatazz.

Where are the African Gods
Who live within the skin,
Without the skin,
And in the skin again.

Where are the African Gods?
Do they hide among the shadows
While we stumble on the way?
Or did they go with heaven
To prepare another day?
Where are the African Gods
Who’ll save us from this misery and shame?

Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?
Where are the African Gods?

Will we find them while
We pray in Jesus’ name?
Where are the African Gods
Who live, and set us free?
We are the African Gods.
You and Me.

Where Are The African Gods Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Rodney Passé 2018

Website:  https://vimeo.com/rodneypasse

“Blanes Breath”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Spain Directed By Alex Soloviev (2017)

“Blanes Breath” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Music by: A Taylor
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

“There are special places when you arrive there, you feel like you’re at home. I was in one. A small town in Spain, Blanes. Quiet and cozy in the off-season when there’re no packs of tourists on a big buses. This is more personal video. There is no many complicated transitions and shots, but rather attempt to convey the feeling of coziness of this place.”

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

“Time In Eternity” by Tom Merrill

When you were as an angel in my arms,
Had laid your bare head just below my chin,
Your length pressed up to mine, entrusting charms
My whole youth’s starward longing could not win;
With still the murmur of your love in me,
Miracle-tones of all my lifelong hope,
I wished that there might start eternity
And seal forever that sweet envelope;

And as it did, my thoughts are now for you
As every star is blotted by the sun,
And so the sun itself
Has perished too,
And with it, every dream of mine
But one.

Blanes Breath Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev 2017

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

“For The Light And Darkness”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Patryk Kizny (2017)

“For The Light And Darkness” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Patryk Kizny.

Created, Produced and Directed by: Patryk Kizny

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Actors: Dorota Jastrzębska (Light), Aminatu Danesi (Darkness)
Assistant Director: Aga Gonczarek
Director of Photography: Krystian Stępień
Edited by: Aga Gonczarek
Online Editor, vfx & color grading: Patryk Kizny
3d modelling artist:Riley Schmidt
Makeup & stylist:Klaudia Pytlarz

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

“For The Light And Darkness is a visual story loosely inspired by the ancient Manichean idea of a primeval conflict between the spiritual world of light and material world of darkness.

“Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements. [Wikipedia]”

In director’s perspective, all events of the world are part of the eternal cycle of changes between powers of light and darkness. The primary visual layer depicts main characters – an ethereal dancer (Light) and a mighty shaman (Darkness) as they trade the powers. The secondary layer features powerful and rich symbolic imagery to illustrate the transitions of power.”

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Website: http://patrykkizny.com/for-the-light-and-darkness

“Alone With Everybody”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Adrián Suárez (2017)

“Alone With Everybody” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Charles Bukowski Directed By Adrián Suárez.

Edited and Directed by: Adrián Suárez

Alone with Everybody Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Adrián Suárez 2017

Production Company: Demente
Executive producer: Juliana Córdoba & Ingrid Beschiroff
Line Producer: Julio Uribe
DOP: David Curto
Original Score: Santiago Ramírez

Actors: Ana Wills & Luis Martín
Sound Design: Real Music
Art Direction: Rodrigo Quintero
Color Gradient: Nataly Yepes
Postproduction Company: LaPost
Styling: Verónica Marel

Alone with Everybody Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Adrián Suárez 2017

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

“Alone With Everybody” by Charles Bukowski

the flesh covers the bone 
and they put a mind 
in there and 
sometimes a soul, 
and the women break 
vases against the walls 
and the men drink too 
much 
and nobody finds the 
one 
but keep 
looking 
crawling in and out 
of beds. 
flesh covers 
the bone and the 
flesh searches 
for more than 
flesh. 

there’s no chance 
at all: 
we are all trapped 
by a singular 
fate. 

nobody ever finds 
the one. 

the city dumps fill 
the junkyards fill 
the madhouses fill 
the hospitals fill 
the graveyards fill 

nothing else 
fills.

Alone with Everybody Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Adrián Suárez 2017

Website: http://www.adriansuarez.net/

 

“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/

“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/

 

“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/