Tag Archives: Narrated Short Films

“Salam Pakistan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland (2020)

“Salam Pakistan – From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands” is a Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland.

Filmed, Edited, Grading & Sound Design: Neal Howland

Salam Pakistan - From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland 2020.

Co-Directed by: Mukhtar Zaidi
Assistant Directors: Salman Yousaf and Syed Faizan
DOP and Aerial: Zain Ul Abdeen and Amad Somi
Music by: MaxLL

When we told our friends and family about our decision to travel to Pakistan for work, some of them asked us if we were crazy, while others asked: “Is it safe to go there?”.

Salam Pakistan - From the Arabian Sea to the Northern Highlands Cinematic Poem Short Travel Film Directed By Neal Howland 2020.

Let me show you what we witnessed. A place that, in my experience, eluded completely the distorted Western media depictions. Explore the real faces and real stories of Pakistan.

Traveling in Pakistan is an experience that is truly unique, enlightening, life-changing and, more often than not, beautifully surprising. We’re grateful for the wonderful experience, genuine hospitality, new friends, and beautiful memories.

Voice and excerpts from writings by Alan Watts

Go back to your childhood. What were the fascinating things?
What’s out there? What’s beyond the stars?
How long does it go on?
And mama said, “It goes on always and always and always.”
The child wonders it’s exciting that this is something that
never ends…Then the child asks about time…
How long ago was long ago?.

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“Why Born Enslaved – A Poet’s Response”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Sarah Cowan (2019)

“Why Born Enslaved – A Poet’s Response”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux Sculpture Featuring Poet Wendy S. Walters Directed By Sarah Cowan

Produced and Directed by: Sarah Cowan

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Director of Photography and Editor: Alex Guns
Camera: Stephanie Wuertz

Why Born Enslaved! by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
Modeled 1868
Carved 1873 Marble Purchase
The Wallace Foundation
Wrightsman Fellows Gifts and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation Gift, 2019

Poem Written and Spoken by: Wendy S. Walters

A poet's response to Carpeaux's Why Born Enslaved! MetCollects Video

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Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metcollects/why-born-enslaved-video

“Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets” Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller

“Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Ed Ruscha with excerpts of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” Directed by Matthew Miller.

Directed by: Matthew Miller

Produced by: Ways & Means
Executive Producers: Jett Steiger and Lana Kim
Producer: Christopher Broyles
Project Manager: Steph Max
Editor: Sean Leonard
Music by: Ali Helnwein

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller 2019

Images: Ed Ruscha “Streets of Los Angeles” Archives at The Getty Research Institute

Commissioned by The Getty Museum on the occasion of their 2019 Getty Medal to the painter, draftsman, photographer, and bookmaker, Ed Ruscha. Utilizing The Getty Research Institute’s preservation and digitization of over a million images from Ed’s Streets of Los Angeles photo series, and excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road,” this film puts together two of Ed’s major inspirations: Kerouac’s text and the city of Los Angeles.

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller 2019

Excerpts from “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac (1957)

Along about three in the afternoon, after an apple pie and ice cream in a road-side stand, a woman stopped for me in a little coupe…

The greatest ride in my life was about to come up…

The driver was fiddler for a California cowboy band. He had a brand-new car and drove eighty miles an hour.

Website for more information: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-a-getty-commissioned-short-by-matthew-miller/

“You Will Not Have My Hatred”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Salomon Lightelm (2019)

“The Letter – You Will Not Have My Hatred”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Salomon Lightelm.

Edited and Directed by: Salomon Lightelm

The Letter - You Will Not Have My Hatred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Salomon Leightelm 2019

Words by: Antoine Leiris
Cinematographer: Zack Spiger
Production Co.: Gang Films
Music Score: AWVFTS

Filmed at: Chateaux Fontainebleau

The Letter - You Will Not Have My Hatred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Salomon Leightelm 2019

“I vividly remember the morning I read these powerful words for the first time. It was a cold November afternoon and a friend of mine had shared it on Instagram. As I was reading, I glanced over at my son playing in the living room – he was 17 months old, and I started coming undone. My wife looked over at me and I couldn’t speak, I just handed her the phone, and she also just came undone. These words had stuck with me for 4 years and they haven’t let go of me. How can a man, who had suffered so much, have a such a spirit of resilience and grace? Thank you Antoine Leiris for seeing the world unlike how most people see it – for showing a way that flows in the opposite direction of hate, and retaliation. Its words like yours that change the world. This film is a contemplative meditation on those words, be patient with it.”

The Letter - You Will Not Have My Hatred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Salomon Leightelm 2019

Website: http://www.ligthelm.work/

“Dear Enemy – The Journey Of Bashir”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

“Dear Enemy – The Journey Of Bashir” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Arne Totz.

Directed by: Arne Totz

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

Production Company: Friends & Fellows
Director of Photography: Paul Meyers
Editor: Matt Osborne
Colorist: Marina Starke
VFX: NHB Munich
Composer: Jakob Balogh
Sound Designer: David Herbst
Copywriter: Arne Totz, Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus
Voice Over Artist: Isaac Simba

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)
Title Graphic Design: David Herbst
1st AC: Adrian Kuchenreuther
Producer: Thomas Rentschler, Tobias Bucher
Service Production: Talking Film Uganda
Service Producer: Derrick Kibisi, Paul Kabango, Sam Etiang
Production Assistant: John Oryang

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

 

“An abstract visual journey based on the true story of Bashir Ramathan.”

Dear Enemy - The Journey Of Bashir Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Arne Totz (2019)

Website: https://friendsandfellows.com/work/dear-enemy/

“Oboé”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Vinicius Naldi (2019)

“Oboé” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film about Alzheimer’s Written and Directed by Vinicius Naldi.

Written and Directed by: Vinicius Naldi

Oboe Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Vinicius Naldi (2019)

Produced by: Chris Lewis and Sardor Kazi
Cinematography by: Bryce Lansing
Edited by: Victor Jory
Music by: Roger Lima at WhiteNoiseLab
Graded by: Matt Osborne at The Mill
Production Company: The Mill

Oboe Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Vinicius Naldi (2019)

Executive Producer: Ben Leiser
Story: Stefano Matteo
Lidar Scan: Freddy Parra Jr.
Aerial Cinematography: Skyecam

Dancers: Morgan Quinn, Lydia Purvesware
Choreographer: Raquel Fratinelli
Actress: Barbara Pergament
Voice Over: Victoria Hogan
Casting: Michael Beaudry
Storyboard: Marcus Park

Oboe Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Vinicius Naldi (2019)

“I used to think that this
Was the end of my story.
Memories became strange things.
They don’t work as they once did.
We are all bound by time,
By its order.”

“Oboé is a visual poem that features the story of an Alzheimer’s patient.
Using contemporary dance, we navigate through her memories, showing moments between heart and mind.

Static noise fragments come and go as she tries to piece the present together. All for the rush of living those again. Heart and Mind share individual moments being in control, dancing by themselves.
Dance and touch are used in a way to navigate and trigger feelings. I wanted to investigate the relation between memories and movement.”

Oboe Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Vinicius Naldi (2019)

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vnaldi/

“Passion”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Christian Fleischer (2019)

“Passion” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Christian Fleischer.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Christian Fleischer

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

Actress, Narrator, Writer and Co-Director: Yvonne Seelensängerin

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

“When everything inside suddenly gets darker,
fear escapes the corners and angles of your being
and you just fall down…
So there is only one thing left. Accept.
Dedication to what is – a way of self-empowerment in life.”

A documentary portrait film / poetryfilm about Yvonne Seelensängerin, shot on several days over a period of 1 year.

Passion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Christian Fleischer 2019

Website: https://singheilsam.de/heilsame-wegbegleitung/prozessbegleitung/

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“Notes Of An Insomniac”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Scott Peters (2019)

“Notes Of An Insomniac” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem by Anna Peters Directed By Scott Peters.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Scott Peters

Notes Of An Insomniac Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Scott Peters 2019

Poem and Art Direction by: Anna Peters
Music by: Gareth Johnson
Colourist: Jax Harney

Narrated by: George Power

“After a year of battling with insomnia, I decided to make a short about it.”

Notes Of An Insomniac Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Scott Peters 2019

“Notes Of An Insomniac” by Anna Peters

Are you here tonight Sleep?
I’ve been looking for you.

Are you here tonight Sleep?
When do you appear and where?
Are you broken, disturbed, or deep?
Are you a dream, or a nightmare?

I have envied for many weeks
Those lucky ones you come to.
You bring them all of your gifts,
You rock them, foster and comfort.

I witness you in the morning light,
Peeking through the curtains at my lover’s cheekbone.
I study you at 3am, 4, 4:05
As I’m staring blank at my phone.

Now I see you as I’m commuting from
…work. As my parents doze off watching movies.
As my sister is sneaking home
When the night wears off unnoticed.

You are oceans of warmth under sheets,
Quiet breath, weekend and no alarms.
You are where someone is giving a gentle squeeze
To a spouse sleeping in their arms.

You are wanted, desired, craved for.
Longing for you is in every new mother’s eyes,
You are here early on in the morning,
As a shift nurse boards the bus.

We, as humans, give you a sacred meaning,
Diving into our rituals before bed.
Some are focusing their gaze on the ceiling,
Ruminating and spiralling in their head.

After tube, train stations and pubs are closed,
World transforms into a silent void.
Insomniacs and their suffering goes, unnoticed,
Leaving them on their own – sleepless, tired, ignored.

It’s a quiet, stretched out, ongoing battle,
Counting minutes, hours, waiting for the alarm.
Getting up, pushing through on repeat, and then shortly after
Days are starting to melt into one.

Notes Of An Insomniac Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Scott Peters 2019

Website: http://www.madebyscottpeters.com/

 

“The Wound Is Where The Light Enters”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Somayeh Jafari (2018)

“The Wound Is Where The Light Enters” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Rumi Directed By Somayeh Jafari.

Written, Directed and Edited by: Somayeh Jafari

Executive Producer: Somayeh Jafari
Starring: Tyler Conti and Pippa Christian
Sound Design: Anna Bertmark
Colourist: Thomas Mangham at The Mill
Cinematographer: Annette Remler
Steadicam: David Pulgarin
Gaffer: Daniel Brohawn
On set producer: Michelle Cheung
Art Direction: Beatrice Caltabiano
Make up and hair: Laila Zakaria
Styling: Jay Hines and Daniel Hemsworth
Runner: Steven Parks

Poem read by: Tyler Conti and Asya Satti

“A creative short by member Somayeh Jafari, ‘The wound is where the light enters’ explores the push and pull between love and hate.”

Excerpts from Poems by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

We are
Wounded healers
Illuminated brokenness
Poets and sages tell us:
        The Wound is where the Light enters you.
I look at my own heart
and see scars
   scars piled on scars
The scars tell me 
I lived through it all
and grew.
I survived.
Even thrived.

The wound
the injury
and the healing
are now all a part of me.     
I pause now
at all the broken windows

Website: https://www.somewherefilms.com/work

 

 

“I Was A Dark Star Always”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

“I Was A Dark Star Always” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Wilfred Owen Written By Philip Hoare And Directed by Adam Low.

Filmed and Directed by: Adam Low

Written and Produced by: Philip Hoare
Co-Produced by: John Hansard Gallery

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Narrated by: Ben Whishaw

Excerpts from Letters and Poems of Wilfred Owen

Boys
Breaking the surface of the ebony pond.
Flashes
Of swimmers carving through the sparkling cold
Fleshes
Gleaming with wetness to the morning gold.

Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

I Was A Dark Star Always A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Philip Hoare And Adam Low (2018)

Filmed in England (Torquay) and France.

Article on the film: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/03/wilfred-owen-centenary-poetry-film-philip-hoare-i-was-a-dark-star-always