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“The Hound Of Heaven”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By N.D. Wilson (2014)

“The Hound Of Heaven” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Of Francis Thompson Poem Directed By N.D. Wilson.

Written and Directed by:  N.D. Wilson

Cinematography:  Dane Saxon Wilson

Executive Producers: Kisao Kurosawa,  Brian and Sally Oxley
Produced by:  Aaron Rench and Caleb Applegate
Starring: Danielle Smith
Narrated by: Jason Petty aka Propaganda
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“The Hound of Heaven” is a short film from emerging director, and NSA rhetoric instructor and alumnus, N.D. Wilson. It was executive produced by Hisao Kurosawa (Dreams, Ran, Rhapsody in August, After the Rain), produced by Aaron Rench and Caleb Applegate, with cinematography by NSA alum Dane Saxon Wilson, and starring hip hop artist Jason Petty AKA Propaganda and NSA student Danielle Smith.

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The film premiered at Raindance Film Festival in London on October 4, 2014. In it, a girl believes that she is fleeing death, when she is actually running away from her only chance at life. Set to a surreal, nightmarish poem written in the nineteenth century by a homeless addict in London.

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“The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson (1893)

I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
I hid from him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped and shot precipitated
Adown titanic glooms of chasme d hears
From those strong feet that followed, followed after
But with unhurrying chase and unperturbe d pace,
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
They beat, and a Voice beat,
More instant than the feet:
All things betray thee who betrayest me.I pleaded, outlaw–wise by many a hearted casement,
curtained red, trellised with inter-twining charities,
For though I knew His love who followe d,
Yet was I sore adread, lest having Him,
I should have nought beside.
But if one little casement parted wide,
The gust of his approach would clash it to.
Fear wist not to evade as Love wist to pursue.
Across the margent of the world I fled,
And troubled the gold gateways of the stars,
Smiting for shelter on their clange d bars,
Fretted to dulcet jars and silvern chatter
The pale ports of the moon.
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“Boys Of Blur”: Cinematic Short Film Book Trailer For Author N.D. Wilson Filmed And Produced By Gorilla Poet (2014)

Cinematic short film book trailer for “Boys Of Blur”, a new book from N.D. Wilson.  A story about a boy and the ancient secrets that hide deep in the heart of the Florida everglades near a place called Muck City.

Filmed and Produced by:  Gorilla Poet Productions

Film Narrated by:  N.D. Wilson

When Charlie moves to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane . . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy.

But there are things in the swamp, roaming the cane at night, that cannot be explained, and they seem connected to sprawling mounds older than the swamps. Together with his step-second cousin “Cotton” Mack, the fastest boy on the muck, Charlie hunts secrets in the glades and on the muck flats where the cane grows secrets as old as the soft earth, secrets that haunted, tripped, and trapped the original native tribes, ensnared conquistadors, and buried runaway slaves. Secrets only the muck knows.

Book and Film Review:  http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2014/04/15/review-of-the-day-boys-of-blur-by-n-d-wilson/#_

Website:  http://www.ndwilson.com/