“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.
“Human Architecture” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Karim Shaaban.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Karim Shaaban
Written by: Jana el Sokkary
VO: David Warner
Sound Design: Fady Garas & Gareth Wood
Sound Mix: Gareth Wood
Music: Khaled El Kammar
Sound Studio: The Sound Company UK
Grading: Ahmed Essam
“Cities breathe. They are as alive and individualistic as people. They change from heaviness to lightness and lightness to heaviness in the speed of thought and bring out different sides of inhabitants to the surface.
They are life set in concrete, listen closely and you will hear them sigh.
Through the film, I wanted to make a visual comparison between lightness and heaviness. I travelled to Iceland and Hong Kong trying to visually understand what does it mean to be heavy and busy and compare it to emptiness and lightness.”
Cities are People. Some are older than sin. Others are insecure, And fickle adolescents Learning which roads to cross. No road signs anywhere, Just streets stretching ahead Like millions of veins to Keep us going to wherever Home is.
“This is a film I shot while on a cycling trip with my dad in March of 2019. Italy is a truly inspiring place and I knew that if I would have come home without this footage, it would have been a huge regret.”
Filmed in Tavarnelle, Val Di Pesa, Tuscany.
From the moment that you are in this world They tell you what is fair. The questions you are allowed to ask And the ones you would not dare.
Put on the path they have paved for you, Life pushes you along, Without the chance to stop and think Which path is right, whether you belong.
“True Indonesian Soul” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” Directed by Jan Wentz.
Directed and Narrated by: Jan Wentz
Music by: Anders Singh Vesterdahl and Allin Bang
Agency: JWT Jakarta
DOP: Stuart Graham
Producer: Gil Kenny
Production Company: Seven Sunday Films
Executive Producers: Rodney & Ajeng Vincent
Excerpts from: “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
“Combine the sheer beauty of Indonesia, cinematic shots of the culture and way of life over 18,000 islands and you get this visually stunning piece for Dji Sam Soe’s latest by agency JWT. Directed by Jan Wentz and produced by Seven Sunday Films, “True Indonesian Soul” delves into the country’s urbanity and takes you on a spectacular, spiritual journey.”