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“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.
Blessed.
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/

“Finished”: Cinematic Promotional Short Film Featuring C.S. Lewis By Dan DiFelice (2012)

Cinematic Promotional Short Film for A/G NYM, based around theme “Finish(ed)” – the idea of overcoming the immediate while pressing on in the greater journey.

Written and Directed By:   Dan DiFelice

1st Unit Director & DP Andy Catarisano
Score Salomon Ligthelm
Sound Design Salomon Ligthelm
Colorist Matt Fezz
Visual Effects Dan DiFelice & Renato Marques
Lead Talent Jon Prensner
Boy Evan Slavens
Grandfather Nelson Padgett
Climbing Double Nate Grimm & Jon Caughlin

Narration By:  Peter Batchelor

Excerpts from C.S. Lewis (“Mere Christianity”):

“The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self.

Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life.

Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead.

Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him and with Him everything else thrown in.”

About the film:

“It was filmed on site for 10 days in Colorado with Andy Catarisano leading the shoot and Jon Prensner feeling the cold burn of antiquated hiking gear. This project was conceptualized around a year ago, and the cast/crew did an exceptional job in bearing both sub-zero temperatures as well as the burden of time that a project can take. After an initial delivery 3 months into the project, the team charged through and pulled off sets of revisions to bring this piece to the place it deserved to be, so massive thanks to everyone.”

Website:  http://campagn.com/