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“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


“Welcome”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Paul Haworth Directed By Ben Marshall (2017)

“Welcome”is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Poet Paul Haworth For the Barbican Centre’s 35th Anniversary Directed By Ben Marshall.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ben Marshall

Written, Performed and Narrated by: Paul Haworth
Music by: Tom Rosenthal
Produced by: Rachel Williams
Commissioned by: The Barbican Centre


Actors: Simon Lyshon (Hero Host), Adam Bellamy and Sheri Sadd (Conservatory Couple),  and Zina Ramzi Noor (Artist).

I don’t know where I’m going.
If life is uncomplicated,
I am elaborate.
Hearing that alot lately;
Never will I not look at you completely.”


“From finding your way inside the Barbican and stage set up to latecomers and no-interval performances, we celebrate a day in the life of the Centre, as seen through the eyes of a Barbican Host.

In this case, Barbican Host – and poet – Paul Haworth in his poem, ‘Welcome’.

Pushing the boundaries of theatre, dance, film, music and visual art, we are Europe’s largest multi-arts centre.”


Website: barbican.org.uk/barbicanat35



“In The Shadow Of The Mountain”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Wales Directed By Ben Cox (2017)

“Lost But Not Forgotten – In The Shadow Of The Mountain” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Wales Featuring Poet R. S. Thomas Directed By Ben Cox.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ben Cox

Aerial Cinematography by: Stuart Hackshaw, Ben Cox and Joe Bidmead
Produced by: The Progress Film Company


“This conceptual film explores the decline of rural agricultural communities in North Wales. The area of Snowdonia has seen a sharp reduction in the number of people working the land over the last 50 years as international competition, rural urban migration and the harsh conditions of North Wales’ countryside have made farming less attractive for new generations.

Featuring the work of Welsh poet, R. S. Thomas, this film champions the work of the National Trust and Wales YFC. Each year, their Llyndy Isaf Scholarship gives a young farmer the opportunity to manage the Llyndy Isaf Estate in the heart of Snowdonia, encouraging the transference of knowledge, the protection of the local environment and the conservation of an integral part of the Welsh heritage.

Produced by The Progress Film Company, Lost But Not Forgotten shines light on a host of unique and compelling stories that share the common themes of memory, time and loss.”


“The Welsh Hill Country” by R. S. Thomas

Too far for you to see
The fluke and the foot-rot and the fat maggot
Gnawing the skin from the small bones,
The sheep are grazing at Bwlch-y-Fedwen,
Arranged romantically in the usual manner
On a bleak background of bald stone.

Too far for you to see
The moss and the mould on the cold chimneys,
The nettles growing through the cracked doors,
The houses stand empty at Nant-yr-Eira,
There are holes in the roofs that are thatched with sunlight,
And the fields are reverting to the bare moor.

Too far, too far to see
The set of his eyes and the slow pthisis
Wasting his frame under the ripped coat,
There’s a man still farming at Ty’n-y-Fawnog,
Contributing grimly to the accepted pattern,
The embryo music dead in his throat.


Website:  https://thelostbutnotforgottenseries.com/


“Lost But Not Forgotten-Forgotten Coast”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Series Directed By Matthew Green (2017)

“Lost But Not Forgotten: Forgotten Coast” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On The Isle of Wright Featuring Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem “Nothing Will Die” Directed By Matthew Green.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Green 

Aerial Cinematography by: Matthew Green and Stuart Hackshaw
Produced by: The Progress Film Company


“A poetic exploration of the Isle of Wight’s South West coastline, where coastal erosion and constant landslips have left abandoned towns and decaying holiday villages. Once home to Alfred Lord Tennyson, his poem ‘Nothing Will Die’ serves to highlight the never-ending cycle of death and rebirth along the coast.

This is the first film in our Lost But Not Forgotten series. Across Europe lies a multitude of hidden spaces, remote landscapes and mysterious figures that have, for years, remained unknown. Wearied by time, their stories have gone untold, until now.

Produced by The Progress Film Company, Lost But Not Forgotten shines light on a host of unique and compelling stories that share the common themes of memory, time and loss.”


“Nothing Will Die” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When will the stream be aweary of flowing
Under my eye?
When will the wind be aweary of blowing
Over the sky?
When will the clouds be aweary of fleeting?
When will the heart be aweary of beating?
And nature die?
Never, oh! never, nothing will die;
The stream flows,
The wind blows,
The cloud fleets,
The heart beats,
Nothing will die.

Nothing will die;
All things will change
Thro’ eternity.
‘Tis the world’s winter;
Autumn and summer
Are gone long ago;
Earth is dry to the centre,
But spring, a new comer,
A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.

The world was never made;
It will change, but it will not fade.
So let the wind range;
For even and morn
Ever will be
Thro’ eternity.
Nothing was born;
Nothing will die;
All things will change.


Website:  https://thelostbutnotforgottenseries.com/


“Show The Love”: A Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Directed By Stuart Rideout (2017)

“Show The Love” is a Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Awareness Directed By Stuart Rideout.

Directed by: Stuart Rideout


Cinematography by: Dan Holland and Alyn Wallace
Music By: Elbow (Sung by Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir)
Produced by: Nick Ferguson

Narrated and Starring: Charles Dance, David Gyasi,
Jason Isaacs & Mranda Richardson

Poem by: Anthony Anaxagorou


“This is a love song like you’ve never heard before. Join Charles Dance, David Gyasi, Miranda Richardson, Elbow and people across the country in coming together to protect all we hold dear from climate change.


Watch, share, #ShowTheLove. Together we can protect the places and life we love from climate change”.


Website: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/

“Believing Is Seeing”: A Cinematic Poem Creative Short Film Directed By Alex Allen (2017)

“Believing Is Seeing” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Allen.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Allen

Written and Narrated by: Ellie Chan


Production Company: Formulate Media
Researchers: Ellie Chan and Marcus Fantham
Sound Design & Score: James Rowbotham


“An abstract film made with two PHD students from St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge university. Marcus was involved in the construction and operates the worlds most powerful microscope. Ellie is an Art Historian, her studies include Medical Diagrams of the past.

The film is about the necessity for visual reference in Science, whilst exploring the paradoxic sense of isolation which often occurs when working in science- the biggest collaboration on earth.”


Website: http://formulatemedia.co.uk/

“The Journey”: A Cinematic Fashion Short Film For Asprey By Ali Walker (2016)

“The Journey”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Fashion Short Film For Asprey Directed By Ali Walker.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ali Walker

Model: Jenny Fisher


“Winding through the valleys of England, towards an unknown destination, filled with anticipation and excitement at every turn, The Journey, Asprey’s latest film, captures the romance and mystery of the wonderful world of Asprey.”


Websites:  http://alijwalker.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/


“The Piano Girl”: A Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall (2016)

“The Piano Girl” is a Cinematic Music Short Film Directed by Tom Marshall.

Edited and Directed by:  Tom Marshall 

Pianist:  Elspeth Wilkes

Young Girl:  Megan Jackson

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall in 2016

“Where Words Fail, Music Speaks”

Hans Christian Andersen

Produced by:  James Oldham, Adrian Alexander, and Jamie Haigherty (Motley Film Productions)
Associate Producer:  Shirley Hampshire
Director of Photography and VFX:  James Oldham

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall
1st AC & Spark:  Jamie Haigherty
Gaffer:  Nick Kirkham
Sound Recording and Mixing:  Ian Crick
Hair and Make-Up:  Skaii Blue
Production Assistant:  Vinnie Haigherty and Sean Conway
Colourist:  Tom Majerski

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Edited Directed By Tom Marshall in 2016

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

“Julius Caesar Act II Scene I”: A Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero (2016)

“Julius Caesar Act II Scene I” is a Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By William Shakespeare for “Shakespeare Lives 2016” Directed By Pedro Martín-Calero.

Directed by:  Pedro Martín-Calero

Producers: Paul Weston (Executive Producer),  Rob Jelly, Corin Taylor, Anne Beresford (Series Producer), Roisin McLoughlin (Development Producer for British Council)

Director of Photography:  Paul Osgur

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero in 2016

Art Directors:  Jose Tirado and Natalie O’Connor

Sound Recordist:  Calum Sample

Sound Design and Production:  Neil Johnson, Becky Bell and Factory

Actors:  Mark Stanley (Brutus), Tony Osoba (Caesar), Matthew Sim (Cassius), Tony Aitken (Decius), Laurence Bown (Third Conspirator)

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare Directed By Pedro Martín-Calero (2016)

“Alas Caesar must bleed for it” … In a dystopian near-future, Brutus (Mark Stanley, Game of Thrones) and his conspirators plot Caesar’s demise. Filmed in London at the Treasury and the Foreign Office, director Pedro Martín-Calero’s Julius Caesar is the third in the British Council’s series of films for Shakespeare Lives 2016, a global programme celebrating William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.”

Article on the Short Film:   http://www.theguardian.com/stage/video/2016/mar/14/julius-caesar-mark-stanley-pedro-martin-calero-video

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero

Website:  http://www.pedromartin-calero.com/