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“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/

 

 

 

 

“I Like For You To Be Still”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte (2017)

“I Like For You To Be Still” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Camille Marotte.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Camille Marotte

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Actors : Hannah Appelgren, Alexandre Deschaumes,
James Quéruel and Junko Murakami
Narrated by: Glenn Close
Locations: Iceland, Japan, California, France

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

“I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Neruda

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not touch you
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
As all things are filled with my soul
You emerge from the things
Filled with my soul
You are like my soul
A butterfly of dream
And you are like the word: Melancholy

I like for you to be still
And you seem far away
It sounds as though you are lamenting
A butterfly cooing like a dove
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not reach you
Let me come to be still in your silence
And let me talk to you with your silence
That is bright as a lamp
Simple, as a ring
You are like the night
With its stillness and constellations
Your silence is that of a star
As remote and candid

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
Distant and full of sorrow
So you would’ve died
One word then, One smile is enough
And I’m happy;
Happy that it’s not true.

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Website:  http://www.camillemarotte.com/

 

“Letters From The Gods”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Japan Directed By Christoph Gelep (2016)

“Letters From The Gods” is a Cinematic Travel Short Film In Japan Directed By Christoph Gelep.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Christoph Gelep

Production Assistants : Ryuta Taniwaki, Haruka Akasaka, Yoshiyuki Sakuragi, Masami Miyai
Production Coordinators : Masanori Inoue, Masaki Miyai, Rika Sato, Jinny Dhanasobhon
Colorist : Masato Indo
Drone Operators: Michito Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Yokoyama
Music by: Emancipator (“Eve”)
Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Nakashima
Producer : Hidetaka Ino
Production : augment5 Inc.

Project for METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan)

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“This film was shot between June and September 2016, after the Kumamoto earthquake.

Japan has a long history of Buddhism and religious Mythology, where many have derived from other Asian cultures. One popular belief is that there is a God in everything. Until 20th century, Kyushu was seen as Japan’s gate to the world and a centre for trade. It has historically been the first stop for foreign traders and travelers in Japan and a place from which the outside influences would spread to the rest of the country. Time has moved on, but the landscapes and legends remain to this day.

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The Kumamoto earthquake has caused serious damage to the region. Many people have suffered physical and mental injuries and tourism has fallen drastically. The aim of this film is to disseminate the new appeal of the Kyushu region from a different perspective and to lift those affected by the earthquake.

With this, we invite you to come on a journey with us to discover the real Kyushu where Gods, myths, and legends were created.”

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Website:  http://www.cgelep.com/

 

“Tokyo Aglow”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Justin Tierney (2016)

“Tokyo Aglow” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film (At The CONFLUX Part Two) In Japan Directed by Justin Tierney.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Justin Tierney

Original Music by: Justin Tierney, The Deviant Septet (Karen Kim—violin, Doug Balliett—bass, Mike Gurfield—trumpet, Matthew Melore—trombone, Jared Soldiviero—percussion)

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney in 2016

“Tokyo Aglow tours the Japanese capital by road and rail. Whereas Aerial Arterial (the first installment) explores the edifices of the city from elevated perches, Tokyo Aglow captures the city from the blacktop. The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.

Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film in Japan Directed by Justin Tierney 2016

“Tokyo Aglow” is the second of five installments of At The CONFLUX, a short film exploring the rhythm of urban Japan and its people.”

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney

Website:  http://www.justintierney.com/

 

 

“Kumano”: A Cinematic Short Film In Japan By Mathieu Le Lay (2015)

“Kumano”: A Cinematic Short Film In Japan Directed By Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Mathieu Le Lay

Original Music by:   Oliver Dowie

Kumano Cinematic Short Film In Japan Directed by Mathieu Le Lay

“Kumano is a region in Japan where Shugendo, the Way of ascetic training and testing in holy mountains, has been practised for over a thousand years. This entire short film was shot there. It shows Yamabushi monk Kosho Tateishi, a Master and Teacher of Shugendo, during prayer rituals performed in the wild and at his temple. In his spiritual practices, Kosho is in visceral contact with the elements (earth, water, fire, wind) and in fusion with sacred Nature. The experience of Life through the physical senses awakes our consciousness and ultimately leads to enlightenment in this very body.”

Website:  http://www.mathieulelay.com/

“Tokyo Roar”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Brandon Li (2015)

“Tokyo Roar” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Japan Directed By Brandon Li.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Brandon Li

Music by: Blake Ewing (“Undertow”), MoreBeat (“Bushido”) and Anamog (“One Precious Moment”)

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Tokyo Roar cinematic poem short film in Tokyo directed by Brandon Li 2015

“TIGER” by A.D. Hope

The paper tigers roar at noon;
The sun is hot, the sun is high.
They roar in chorus, not in tune,
Their plaintive, savage hunting cry.

O, when you hear them, stop your ears
And clench your lids and bite your tongue.
The harmless paper tiger bears
Strong fascination for the young.

His forest is the busy street;
His dens the forum and the mart;
He drinks no blood, he tastes no meat:
He riddles and corrupts the heart.

But when the dusk begins to creep
From tree to tree, from door to door,
The jungle tiger wakes from sleep
And utters his authentic roar.

It bursts the night and shakes the stars
Till one breaks blazing from the sky;
Then listen! If to meet it soars
Your heart’s reverberating cry,

My child, then put aside your fear:
Unbar the door and walk outside!
The real tiger waits you there;
His golden eyes shall be your guide.

And, should he spare you in his wrath,
The world and all the worlds are yours;
And should he leap the jungle path
And clasp you with his bloody jaws,

Then say, as his divine embrace
Destroys the mortal parts of you:
I too am of that royal race
Who do what we are born to do.

Website: http://www.unscripted.com/

“Scenic Beauty”: A Cinematic Short Film Of Spring In Japan Directed By Norichika Fueta (2010)

“Scenic Beauty” is Cinematic Short Film Of Springtime In Japan Directed By Norichika Fueta.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Norichika Fueta

Music Composed by:  Wu-Fang (“Homukokoro”)

Scenic Beauty cinematic short film of Springtime in Japan directed by Norichika Fueta 2010

“The daylight shines on the mountain and colors it purple, and the river water is clear and pure. The mountain and the river scenery is renowned for its beauty.”

“Our Japan”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Marc Ambühl (2014)

“Our Japan” is a cinematic short film in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, and Kinosaki filmed, edited and directed by Marc Ambühl .

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Marc Ambühl

Music Composed by:  Masakatsu Takagi  (“Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki OST – Oyosute Aina”)

Website:  http://www.marcambuehl.com/

 

“Last Curtain”: A Cinematic Short Film In Tokyo, Japan By Hideki Inoue (2010)

“Last Curtain” is a cinematic short film in Tokyo, Japan filmed, edited and directed by Hideki Inoue.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Hideki Inoue

Music Composed by:  Frédéric Chopin (Prelude in E-Minor)

Filmed at the Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan in 2010.

Website:  http://about.me/hideki.inoue

“The Moment Of Shutter”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Japan Directed By Lee Hang Gab (2014)

“The Moment of Shutter” is a cinematic narrated short film in Japan based on an essay by Jeon so Yeon.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Lee Hang Gab

Written by: Jeon so Yeon
Narration by:  Lee Hye Won
Translated by:  Yoo Won Jung
Music by:   Adi Goldstein  (“Inspiring Innovation”)

Website:  http://www.leehanggab.com/