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“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

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

“Welcome.
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.”

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“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.”

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Website: barbican.org.uk/barbicanat35

 

 

“The Tale Of Thomas Burberry”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Asif Kapadia (2016)

“The Tale Of Thomas Burberry”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Burberry Directed By Asif Kapadia.

Directed by:  Asif Kapadia

Written by:  Matt Charman
Music by: Lawless featuring Britt Warner  (“Diminuendo”)
Film Production: Black Label
Executive Producer: Dom Freeman
Produced by: Jule Fennell
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Edited by: Johnny Rayner
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Post-Production: The Mill
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller
Dominic West and Lily James
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The Tale of Thomas Burberry weaves the young founder of Burberry in with the brand’s connection to key brand ambassadors and markets. Burberry was established in 1856 when 21-year-old Thomas Burberry, a former draper’s apprentice, opened his own store in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. He died in 1926, years before Betty Kirby-Green flew the Burberry Plane in 1937.
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Burberry is currently celebrating its 160th anniversary, so they’ve done what any other dominant brand would do in such circumstances: make a massively ambitious film about it.

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This no-expense-spared approach includes Hollywood-scale production values, multiple set locations and a cast that features Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James. The script was written by Academy Award-nominated Matt Charman (Bridge of SpiesSuite Française, Patriots Day) and directed by Academy Award-winning Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna, Amy), all set to an epic soundtrack.

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Articles on the Short Film:  http://www.esquireme.com/content/18284-watch-the-tale-of-thomas-burberry

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/burberry-christmas-advert-lily-james-the-tale-of-thomas-burberry-film-a7400831.html

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Website:  https://us.burberry.com/festive-film/

“Empire”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In London By Anthony Poon (2016)

“Empire” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In London Featuring Excerpts of “Little Gidding” by T.S. Eliot Directed by Anthony Poon.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Anthony Poon

Music by:  Max LL  (“Passerby”), Worakls (“From Now On”) and Belleruche (“Minor Swing”)

Sound Designed by:  Bryson Dodwell

Narrated by:  Jake Penlington

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“The gateway into Western Europe, London’s cosmopolitan universe leaves you breathless.”

From “Little Gidding V” (Four Quartets) by T.S. Eliot 

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half heard, in the stillness
Between the two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always–
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

Empire Cinematic Poem Short Film In London Featuring T.S. Eliot Directed by Anthony Poon in 2016

Website:  http://www.visualsbyanthony.com/videography/

 

“The Periwig-Maker”: A Cinematic Animated Film Featuring Daniel Defoe, Narrated By Kenneth Branagh & Directed By Steffen Schäffler (1999)

Cinematic narrated short stop motion animation film released in 1999 and based on the novel,  A Journal of the Plague Year,  written by Daniel Defoe. The film was produced by Ideal Standard film, directed by Steffen Schäffler and narrated by Kenneth Branagh.

Directed by Steffen Schäffler

Based on:    Novel by Daniel Defoe (“A Journal of the Plague Year”)
Written by:  Annette Schäffler and  Steffen Schäffler

Original Music by:    Christian Heyne

The setting of the film is in London, England in 1665 during the Great Plague.

 

“London Is Ready”: Cinematic Sega Game Trailer Featuring Poet Walter Wintle Produced By Jen Reznick (2012)

“London is Ready” Trailer for Sega London 2012- The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, developed by Sega Studios Australia.

Producer: Jen Reznick
Editor/ VFX: Miland Suman
Additional Editing/ VFX: Lee Bamsey
Production Assistants: Jon Davey, Ed Stenson
Colour Grade: Tom Balkwill – DirtyLooks.co.uk
Voice Over: Seth Bennett, Ralph Ineson
Music for ‘London is Ready’ and ‘Olympic Spirit’: FeltMusic.com
Sound Design: Sega Studios Australia/ Richard Nathan

“Thinking”  by Walter D. Wintle

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are:
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.”

Website:  http://www.locomotion.co.uk

“Skydweller – A Portrait Of London”: Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Short Film Directed & Filmed By Siddharth Khajuria (2014)

Filmed over the course of a day from the top of Cromwell Tower, one of three residential towers in the Barbican estate, Skydweller combines over 5,000 photographs in a stunning timelapse of the view across London.

Filmed and Directed by:  Siddharth Khajuria

Music by:  Tom Rosenthal

Poem Written and Narrated by:  Paul Haworth

With specially composed music by Tom Rosenthal and poetry by artist, poet and Barbican host, Paul Haworth, this short film offers a unique view of our bustling capital and its residents from the calm above.

Haworth said “whenever one looks at great cities from high up, it is a beautiful and threatening proposition. Watching this footage, I was fascinated by how wild London appeared. It feels like an entirely economic landscape and yet there is still so much romance in it. Up in the sky, you are always imagining what is going on down there.”

Article on Filming:  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/skydweller-video-features-emotive-poetry-and-music-set-to-images-of-london-landscape-9233241.html

Website:  http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/about-film