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“Echoes From A Silent World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner (2020)

“Echoes From A Silent World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matt Kleiner

Starring: Asher Pacey
Sound Design: Brennan Mercer
Narrator: Terry Burns
Narration Adapted from Excerpts From: Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Written By: Jonah Lehrer
Music By: Philip Grass & Niklas Paschburg

Echoes from a Silent World - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Matt Kleiner - July 31 2020

My entry for the Lockdown Short Film Contest by London Surf Film Festival. The concept was simple, dive into the archives. While the world was on lockdown earlier this year, take something old and make something new from the confines of your home.

While unable to work it was creatively therapeutic to dive into old hard drives and make something fresh that reflected the dream-like state of isolation.

The title pays tribute to that brief moment in time where the outside world stood still in early 2020. The majority of the globe could only reminisce on what were becoming faint memories of life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience.

To bring the visuals to life I teamed up with Brennan Mercer for Sound Design. His ability to create a subtle world within a world of imagery set the tone for a true visceral effect. These were the sounds of nature and the world we all longed to be a part of once again.

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“The Color Of Sight”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Matt Kleiner (2015)

“The Color Of Sight”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Jonah Lehrer’s “Proust Was A Neuroscientist” Directed By Matt Kleiner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Matt Kleiner

Original Musical Score by : Justin Kleiner

The Color Of Sight Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner 2015

proustwasaneuroscientistStarring : Brittany Williams
Narrated by : Terry Burns

A short film exploring visual perception. Narration adapted from excerpts from “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” by Jonah Lehrer (2007).

Website:  http://mattkleiner.format.com/

“Way Of The Ocean”: Short Film Trailer On Coastal Australia Directed By Matt Kleiner (2010)

Directed by Matt Kleiner

Way of the Ocean: Australia, explores the connection between man and sea through a visual feast of poetic motion. The world’s largest island provides a breathtaking backdrop to some of the best surfing found on the planet. Since it was first introduced in the early 1900’s, surfing in Australia has become a mainstream pursuit and for this country devoted to the ocean lifestyle, it is more than a way of life. From the tropical paradise of the Great Barrier Reef down through the frigid Southern Ocean and up to the arid desert of the west, the film captures an intimate portrait of this unique land. Vibrant super 16mm and High Definition cameras bring to life the stunning visuals, set to a heart thumping original score. Welcome to the odyssey of your life. Welcome to Australia.