Tag Archives: India

“Restless”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Marcos Mijan (2021)

“Restless” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For Porsche Featuring Jorge Luis Borges and Walt Whitman Directed by Marcos Mijan.

Director | Marcos Mijan

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”

Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

Client | Porsche
CEO Porsche | Manfred Bräunl:


Production | Early Man Film (Mumbai)
Executive Producer | Manfred Bräunl
DOP | Gianpaolo Lupori
Executive Producer | Anand Menon
Editor | Lluis Murua & Marcos Mijan
Color | Fran Condor
Original Composition | Monster Music
Sound Design | Roy Shen Zoor & Quincy Vlijtig
Poem by Jorge Luis Borges and Walt Whitman

“Home”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Aiman Ali (2021)

“Home” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Aiman Ali.

Concept & Directed By : Aiman Ali
Starring : Chum Darang
Executive Producers : Nupur Guha & Tushar Raut
Senior Producer : Mrudangi Jasani Baidya
Producer : Suraj Shetty
Director of Photography : Yash Khanna
Editor : Priyank Prem Kumar
Music By : Sameer Uddin & Tanuj Tiku

Going the distance is not about how far away will you get, But from what length you are willing to return.

Seldom, we get to do projects crafted with so much perseverance, honesty, and love. Shooting at one of the most humble places in the world – Ladakh and exploring a side we hadn’t seen before, be it the raw beauty of the place or the wholehearted emotions of its people – it was a process that got us close to the feeling of being a Himalayan. Their way of life made us think if we are missing a point when we say we need to go the distance in life. Maybe at times going the distance could mean going back, to your roots. This introspection is what fuelled our latest project ‘Home’ for the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

We would like to thank some really talented minds who got associated with the project because they felt what we felt. It was an ever-evolving collaboration where each crew member brought something special to the film. A project that started with a casual conversation about doing something meaningful to shaping a strong idea and concept, to multiple jamming sessions with some of the best writers in the industry, to finally shooting in the extreme winter conditions of Ladakh (-17°C at 17,000 Feet to be precise), to endless hours on the edit, grade, and music. Yes, it’s been a long journey and a beautiful one.

“Holika”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In India By Kevin Clerc (2020)

Filmed, Sound Design, Voiceover Script and Directed by: Kevin Clerc

Voiceover Artist | Arvind Mehra
Music: “What Happened to You” by The Cage

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

The Holi festival, also known as the Hindu Celebration of colors, is celebrated every year by millions of persons by throwing pigments of colors on people’s faces.

Originally the Holi festival celebrated the fertility of the land, today the participants rejoice for the abundant crops and the defeat of evil.

Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika Dahan (Holika’s death) signifies the triumph of good over evil. Holika is associated with the annual bonfire on the night before Holi.

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

 

Last March, I had the opportunity to go to India and participate at the Holi Festival in Varanasi. Taking part of this holy celebration and being able to film it was in my bucket list.

Located on the left bank of the Gange river, the city of Varanasi is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world and probably one of the holiest cities of India.

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“Under The Dust”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo (2017)

“Under The Dust” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo.

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Nicola Bozzo

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

Written by: Luca Ravettino
Sound Design and Mix by: Rails Studio
Narrated by: Angelo Minoli
Recorded by: Raffaele Abbate
Music by: One Hundred Years
Aerial Shots by: Deepak Deepu, Anooj George and Winston Bohl

“The only way to talk about India is to talk about ourselves.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

“When I was a child for fun
I counted every step it took me to get home,
One foot after the other.
How many steps have I taken to get here
Now to become what I am.”

Under The Dust A Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nicola Bozzo 2017

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

“India”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Neal Howland (2017)

“India” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Featuring OSHO Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Directed by Neal Howland.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Neal Howland

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Sound Design by: Neal Howland
Music by: Ryan Taubert (“Speak, We’re Listening”)

“In a land of sensory overload I’ve seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than I ever thought possible. Honestly, words fail me. So, this is my attempt to answer that question, with footage that I captured while on an epic tour of India last month.”

Locations: New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, (Rajasthan: Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur)

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Words and Narration by: OSHO Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“How was India?”

The world has enough technology now
If it’s old prejudices and stupidity can be dropped
We can make the whole world a paradise, nothing is lacking

If we can reach to the moon
If we can create so much destructive power
The same power can be transferred into creativity.

You are a guest
Leave this Earth, a little more beautiful
For those unknown guests who will be following you
Nobody belongs here
But for the moment we are here
And we have to make this moment as beautiful as possible.

Wherever you are, it will be here and now
Live as intentionally and totally now
Otherwise, life goes on slipping from your hands like water
Soon you will have empty hands
And meeting death with empty hands, is an utter failure.

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Website: http://nealhowland.com/

“Around A Vision”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Riccardo Chemello (2017)

“Around A Vision” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer on Free Running Directed By Riccardo Chemello.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Riccardo Chemello

Presented by: Team Jestion
Produced and Created by: Kimeral Cinema
Co-Director and Cinematography by: Albert Ferretto
Location: India, Myanmar, Europe
Music by: Ryan Taubert (“Limitless”)

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“Sometimes I think of the world as a group of people. Everyone
without exception is performing the same show.”

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“The aim of Around a Vision is to observe places, people,
stories that question our certainties. We want to tell the
journey of five athletes that look for a different, holy,
almost primitive vision in the Asiatic land. Together with
their sporting, distorted vision of the city that is for
them a real playground they ll be able to reach their purpose.
Brace yourself, you re about to see Italy, India and Myanmar
lived between experiences at the limit of humanity, mystical
acquaintances and athletic evolutions.”

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Website:  http://www.kimeral.com/ 

“The World Before Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By David Bryan (2016)

“The World Before Me” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Walt Whitman Directed By David Bryan.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  David Bryan

Original Music by: Lynnae Gryffin and David Bryan
Narrated by: Arpita Patnaik

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“The World Before Me is a modern-day round the world trip, set to the words of a 19th century poet.

‘Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.’ 160 years have passed since Walt Whitman penned this text, but feelings about travel remain the same. We’re still inspired by the open road and still excited by discovering the unknown.

In the fall of 2015, while preparing for a trip that would take me literally around the world, I couldn’t shake the desire to share the experience of travel, which for me is a very personal one. This film is the culmination of that desire. I carried my camera for 5 months through 15 countries. The endless metropolis of Tokyo, tiny islands of The Philippines, busy streets of India, the Swiss Alps and the Scottish Highlands. They’re all right here, for you, in 6 minutes.”

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Excerpts from “Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman
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Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)
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You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,
I believe that much unseen is also here.
Here the profound lesson of reception, nor preference nor denial,
The black with his woolly head, the felon, the diseas’d, the illiterate person, are not denied;
The birth, the hasting after the physician, the beggar’s tramp, the drunkard’s stagger, the laughing party of mechanics,
The escaped youth, the rich person’s carriage, the fop, the eloping couple,
The early market-man, the hearse, the moving of furniture into the town, the return back from the town,
They pass, I also pass, any thing passes, none can be interdicted,
None but are accepted, none but shall be dear to me.
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Website:  http://dcbryan.com/

“Never To Forget”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Anh Vu (2016)

“Never To Forget” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Featuring Poem by Arundhati Roy Directed by Anh Vu.

Directed by: Anh Vu

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Director of Photography: Kenji Katori
Editor: Alvaro Del Val
Colorist: Maria Carretero
Sound Mix: Matthew Guido
Sound Recording facility: Blast NYC
Voice Over Talent: Meagan Lee Farrell

Music by: Max Richter  (“Vladimir’s Blues”)

“This short film portrays the lives of women and children from Rajasthan, India whom we’ve met along our journey. We found beauty in their kindness, in their perseverance for life, and most importantly in their relentless fight for equality, respect towards oneself and others.

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Poem from “Cost of Living” by Arundhati Roy

“To Love. To Be Loved. To Never Forget”

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”

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Website: http://www.anh-vu.com/

“Himalayan”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Royal Enfield By Carole Denis (2016)

“Himalayan” is a  Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Royal Enfield Motorcycles Directed By Carole Denis.

Directed by:  Carole Denis

Director of Photography:  Tassaduq Hussain
Music by: Bilal Nasir Khan

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Executive Creative Directors:  Kim Papworth and V. Sunil
Creative Director:  Shuchi Thakur
Copywriter: Annika Taneja
Art Director:  Nidhin Kundathil

Created by: Wieden+Kennedy Delhi
Production Company:  Gang Films Paris

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“For over 60 years, Royal Enfield has traveled the Himalayas. Out of these decades of experience, in 2016 Royal Enfield has released its first purpose-built adventure tourer, the Himalayan.

Shot in the very difficult climatic conditions of the highest reaches of Ladakh, the film traces the journey of the iconic motorcycle within the historical and mythical landscape that inspired and shaped it – the Himalayas.”

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Article on filming:  http://www.bestadsontv.com/ad/79387/Royal-Enfield-Motorcycles-Himalayan

Website:  http://www.gangfilms.com/#!/directors/carole-denis

 

 

 

“Varanasi – Where Time Stops”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Nitin Das (2015)

“Varanasi – Where Time Stops” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In India Directed By Nitin Das.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nitin Das

Music by:  Chris Zabriskie (“The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”)

Narrated by:  Jasleen Bhalla

Varanasi Where Life and Death Meet Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Nitin Das

“Varanasi is one of India’s oldest cities. It’s a city where time appears to stand still. A place considered as the spiritual capital of India. Watch this 2 minute film to catch the essence of life and death in Varanasi.”

“When Life and Death Meet” by Nitin Das 

When Life and Death meet,
they seldom greet

Life is surprised
Death has arrived

While Death complains, Life is late
and made him wait

Time stands still, to watch the show
He reminds them, what they already know

The illusion my friends, is in my flow
For some I move fast, for some I go slow

Like the river runs to meet the sea,
You two are meant to be, since eternity

In that moment, they see the light
A gentle embrace, ends their fight

Life and Death like lovers become one
and Time proceeds to turn.

Website:  http://www.filmkaar.com/