Tag Archives: Documentary

“I Was A Dark Star Always”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

“I Was A Dark Star Always” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Wilfred Owen Written By Philip Hoare And Directed by Adam Low.

Filmed and Directed by: Adam Low

Written and Produced by: Philip Hoare
Co-Produced by: John Hansard Gallery

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Narrated by: Ben Whishaw

Excerpts from Letters and Poems of Wilfred Owen

Breaking the surface of the ebony pond.
Of swimmers carving through the sparkling cold
Gleaming with wetness to the morning gold.

Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Filmed in England (Torquay) and France.

Article on the film: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/03/wilfred-owen-centenary-poetry-film-philip-hoare-i-was-a-dark-star-always


“Sonja”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík (2018)

“Sonja”is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík.

Directed by: Maroš Milčík

Sonja Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík (2018)

Cinematography by: Gašper Šnuderl
Original Score by Matúš široký
Produced by: Revers
Sound Design by Defacto Sound
Color by Toby Tomkins, CHEAT
Edited by Miroslav Gerbel, Maroš Milčík
Starring: Sona Zeliskova

Sonja Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík (2018)

“Sonja is a poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless artist Sona Zeliskova, who despite adverse fate found her life journey in art and ceramics

The film experiments with audio-visual components to recount Sona’s unique story. Combining a documentary, narrative and poetic approach, this short film attempts to depict the real-life story via poetic language.

We used special infrared technology, in order to achieve a surrealistic black-and-white visual. The unique picture thus emerged purely in-camera without the use of post-production.

Sonja Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík (2018)

Sona carries a one-of-a-kind story of a lifetime struggle, overcoming obstacles while flourishing her love for art. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with diabetes. At 26, right by the birth of her son, she completely lost her sight. At age of 39, nevertheless, she has found her life purpose and passion for ceramics and became a successful artist. Today, Sonia runs ceramics courses, lectures at conferences and has become a life inspiration for many others.”

Sonja Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed By Maroš Milčík (2018)

Website: sonja.revers.sk

“Fort Union Lullaby”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Mexico Directed By Harun Mehmedinovic (2016)

“Fort Union Lullaby” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Mexico Directed By Harun Mehmedinovic .

Produced, Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Harun Mehmedinovic

Music: Terry Devine-King


Located in the Mora Valley, just two hours east of Santa Fe, in one of the darkest, most pristine night sky regions of the country, Fort Union once protected the trade route alongside Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the old Santa Fe Trail. The remnants of the second of three forts constructed in 1851, mostly made of fragile adobe, are protected and preserved by the National Park Service, and give us a glimpse of the tranquil grasslands, distant mountains and near perfect dark skies that soldiers stationed here once upon a time enjoyed.

The forts built here landed from 1851 to 1891 and during the Civil War was the only thing standing between Confederate Army which had taken control of Santa Fe and their potential invasion of Denver. Between March 26 to 28, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed at Battle of Glorieta Pass for the control of Fort Union and the Union forces won, effectively ending Confederate dream of sweeping across New Mexico. This battle is featured in Sergio Leone legendary western film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

US Army bugle call TAPS (a.k.a. Butterfield’s Lullaby, arranged by Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield) featured at the opening of the video was originally accompanied by melancholic ode-to-the-night-sky lyrics by Horace Lorenzo Trim

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.


Website:  http://skyglowproject.com/


“The Wet Desert”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The UK Directed By Max Smith (2016)

“The Wet Desert” is a Cinematic Poem Ecology Short Film in the United Kingdom Directed By Max Smith.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Smith


Written and Narrated by:  Ben Smith
Production Company:  Fatsand Films
Camera Assistant:    Michael Hodges

“Somewhere here, a landscape has been lost…”

“In the U.K. we often regard moorland landscapes, such as the Highlands of Scotland, The Lake District and Dartmoor, as symbols of wilderness. However, these places have been farmed, mined and inhabited by people for millennia, and have felt the presence of humans longer than many of our urban centres.


The ecologist Frank Fraser Darling coined the phrase “wet desert” to describe the landscape of Dartmoor, such was the lack of biodiversity that he found there. But in hidden corners of the moor, relics of its past cling on – stands of trees coated in moss and fern, supporting a range of plant and animal life – relics that point to the bizarre fact that when humans first arrived here, these open landscapes were temperate rainforests.”


Website:  http://maxsmith.tv/


“People Of Fallashmura”: A Cinematic Short Film In Ethiopia Directed By Lior Sperandeo (2016)

“People of Fallashmura” is a Cinematic Short Film Documentary of the “Jews of Ethiopia” Filmed and Directed by Lior Sperandeo.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Lior Sperandeo

Music by:  Ejigayehu Shibabaw (“Gela Gela”)

People of Fallashmura Cinematic Short Film Documentary in Ethiopia Directed by Lior Sperandeo

Camera assist & Camera B – Micah Davis
Shot with the Canon1DC, DJI Phantom3 and DJI OSMO
Post Sound- Ofer Shriki

“In 1950 Israel created the “Law of Return” Which gives all Jews and spouses of Jews the

Filmmaker Lior Sperandeo
Filmmaker Lior Sperandeo

right to immigrate and settle in Israel. 66 years later there is one group of Jews in Ethiopia (around 5000 families) who are waiting desperately to immigrate to Israel.
Falash-Mura is the name given to the last Jews in Ethiopia and It means: “landless, wanderers, refugees”.

It was very ironic to film this piece while the preparations for Passover took place, a time where Jews all over the world celebrates the Exodus and freedom from slavery.
While this community is still dreaming to cross their Red sea on their way to the promise land.”

People of Fallashmura Cinematic Short Film Documentary in Ethiopia Directed by Lior Sperandeo in 2016

Website:  http://liorsperandeo.com/People-of-Fallashmora

“Koneline: Our Beautiful Land”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Documentary Short Film Trailer Directed By Nettie Wild (2016)

“Koneline: Our Beautiful Land” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Documentary Short Film Trailer in Canada Directed by Nettie Wild.

Directed by:  Nettie Wild

Directory of Photography:  Van Royko

Koneline Our Beautiful Land Cinematic Visual Poem Documentary Short Film Trailer Directed by Nettie Wild in 2016

Produced by: Betsy Carson

Soundscape and Music by: Mark Lazeski, Jesse Zubot, Hildegard Sweterkamp and Daniel Pellerin

Edited by: Michael Brockington

A Canada Wild Production

Koneline Our Beautiful Land Cinematic Visual Poem Documentary Short Film Trailer Directed by Nettie Wild

“The Tahltan First Nation land is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth. But the mine represents an economic lifeline. It’s that tension, and that beautiful natural backdrop, that’s explored in a new documentary film,  Koneline: Our Land Beautifulby Canadian filmmaker Nettie Wild.

Wild is known for her work documenting politically fraught stories, from addiction in the downtown east side of Vancouver, to the Zapatista Movement in Mexico. But with this film, she says she wanted to create a cinematic poem — one that represents all the people who live and work on the land. Wild hopes people watching the film can experience the beauty that might otherwise be written off.”

Koneline Our Beautiful Land Cinematic Visual Poem Documentary Short Film Trailer In Canada Directed by Nettie Wild 2016

Article about the film: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-6-2016-1.3569650/filmmaker-nettie-wild-finds-cinematic-poetry-in-polarized-mining-debate-1.3569733

“Afghanistan – Touch Down In Flight”: A Cinematic Short Film Documentary By Lukas & Salome Augustin (2011)

An impression and portrait of daily life of people in Afghanistan.

Filmed, Edited And Directed By:  Lukas and Salome Augustin

Music Composed By:  Lisa-Maria Puy

“As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.

Filmed in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif.

Lisa-Maria Puy who composed the music for us was wonderful to work with. We met her on Zanzibar island and back in Germany she composed this wonderful soundtrack within just 3 days (and nights). She studied music at HfM Detmold in Germany and is a very talented artist and we hope to work with her again.”

Website:  http://www.lukasaugustin.de/

“A Road Through The Woods”: Short Film Inspired By Rudyard Kipling Poem Directed By Jeremy R. Roberts (2012)

Inspired by a Rudyard Kipling poem, this ultra-short film, a meditation on road reclamation in wild landscapes is a work of art in and of itself.

Written, Filmed and Edited By:  Jeremy R. Roberts

Read By:   Will Tilton

Conservation Media focuses exclusively on communicating conservation science through film, photography, writing and other modes. We also offer training workshops that empower conservation scientists to communicate their own stories to the media and the public — stories that stick.

Website:  http://conservationmedia.com/


“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

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