Tag Archives: Narrated Short Films

“2014 FIFA World Cup”: ESPN Broadcast Open Short Film Narrated By Jeffrey Wright Directed By Michael Sciallis

The broadcast open for ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP in Brazil. Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Manaus, Brazil

Edited and Directed by:    Michael Sciallis

Co-Directed by:  Rico Labbe

Narrated by: Jeffrey Wright
Written by: Jeff Sarokin
Director of Photography: Kevin Shaw
Edited by Michael Sciallis

Shot on RED and Blackmagic Pocket Camera


“Immortal – Sorapol”: Cinematic Creative Fashion Short Film Narrated By Stephen Fry By Conor Gorman (2014)

Immortal” is a cinematic narrated fashion short film for designer Sorapol Chawaphatnakul produced by Fractious Productions. It is based on a tale from One Thousand and One Nights, also known as the “Arabian Nights”.

Directed by:   Conor Gorman

Fashion Design: Sorapol
Casting & Creative Director: Daniel Lismore
Executive Producer: Sorapol Chawaphatnakul
Stylist: David Motta
Director Of Photography: George Allen
Composer: Jon Daou
Script: Sigmund Oakeshott
Produced by: Simon Haveland
Storyboard Artist: Achraf Amiri
Head of Make Up: Barry Griffith
Hair: Nathalia Sousa
Gaffer: Lasco Atkins
Camera Assistant: Thomas Shawcroft
Photographer: Daniel Ellyot Moore
BTS Photographer: Molly Gibson
Location: Castle Gibson, MC Motors
Location Manager: Molly Gibson
Editor: Conor Gorman
Colourist: Jason R Moffat
Music Recording Engineer: Stuart Crowhurst

Carlos Gomez
Jeremy Hubbard
Jessica Jones
Pasha Mansurov
Chavdar Mazgalov
Paulina Mikolajczyk
Nicola Said
Bertie Watson

Art Department:
Achraf Amiri
Helena Mula-domench
Selena Wu

Productions Assistants:
Christopher Marquez
Khurshid Ahmed Ansari
Stuart Nathanial D

Stephen Fry’s voiceover recorded at Fitzrovia Post
Recording Engineer: Robert Newman

Article on the making of the film:  http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/fashion/sorapol-presents-immortal-a-fashion-film-for-the-aw-2013-ready-to-wear-collection/2014/01/30/

“Pioneer-TMG Health”: Cinematic Promotional Short Film Directed By Ruben Latre (2011)

Kipany Pictures’ Ruben Latre, known for his strong visual sensibility & aesthetic storytelling, directed and edited the cinematic image campaign “Pioneer” for TMG Health. Shot on location on the southern coast of Iceland, the unique branding film centers on the epic, solitary journey of a traveler who traverses achingly beautiful, rugged terrain on a sometimes-challenging quest for pioneering discovery.

Directed by:   Ruben Latre

Production Company:   Kipany Pictures
Film Services Company:  Republik Film Productions

Produced by Melissa Levins

“Feather To Fire”: A Cinematic Poem Narrative Short Film Excerpt From “Ashes And Snow” By Gregory Colbert (2007)

“Feather To Fire”, part of the “Ashes And Snow” exhibition and Film by Gregory Colbert, is a “poetic narrative”, rather than documentary. The full-length feature Ashes and Snow: The Film was edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia.  It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne (English version), Enrique Rocha (Spanish version), Ken Watanabe  (Japanese version), and Jeanne Moreau  (French version).

Filmed and Directed by:  Gregory Colbert

Edited by:  Pietro Scalia

Musical collaborators include: Patrick Cassidy, Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Djivan Gasparyan.

Narrations are forthcoming in Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, German, and Italian.

Website:  https://gregorycolbert.com/

“Herakut – You Are A Marvel”: A Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Jasmin Siddiqui From Jeremy Asher Lynch (2014)

“You Are A Marvel – Herakut” is a cinematic narrated short film featuring Jasmin Siddiqui, or “Hera,” and Falk Lehman, “Akut,” who call themselves “graffiti artists”. A quote by Pablo Casals, a Catalan Cellist and Conductor, is read by Jasmin Siddiqui.

Directed and Edited by:   Jeremy Asher Lynch

Produced by Beau Basse
Narrated by Jasmin Siddiqui (AKA Hera)
Cinematography & Time-lapses by Blaine Suque
Additional Cinematography by Jeremy Asher Lynch
Steadicam Operator Jason Leeds
Original Score by Hanah Saxton
Sound Engineer Brian Arbuckle
Artists – Jasmin Siddiqui (AKA Hera), Falk Lehmann (AKA Akut One)
Kids – Micah Asher Lynch, Silas Baxter Lynch

Quote from:   Pablo Casals (1876-19730)

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe,
a moment that will never be again . . .
And what do we teach our children?
We teach them that two and two make four,
and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are?
You are a marvel.
You are unique.
In all the years that have passed,
there has never been another child like you.
Your legs,
your arms,
your clever fingers,
the way you move.
You may become a Shakespeare,
a Michelangelo,
a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up,
can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
You must work–
we must all work–
to make the world worthy of its children.”

Website:  http://www.jeremyasherlynch.com/site/two_dollars_please.html

“Icarus Montgolfier Wright”: Animated Ray Bradbury Screenplay Narrated By James Whitmore Directed By Osmond Evans (1962)

Ray Bradbury and George Clayton Johnson adapted Ray’s short story “Icarus Montgolfier Wright” into a screenplay for an animated short. Animation studio Format Films produced the film in 1962.  Joseph Mugnaini created the artwork for the 18-minute film.

Directed by:  Osmond Evans

Screenplay by:  Ray Bradbury and George Clayton Johnson

Narrated by:  James Whitmore and Ross Martin

Produced by:  Jules Engel (Format Films)

Artist/Animator:  Joe Mugnaini

Ray’s story of the first manned flight to the moon is depicted with surprising accuracy seven years before the Apollo mission rocketed into history. Ross Martin and James Whitmore gave voice to a poetic journey punctuated by Mugnaini’s stunning visuals. Icarus Montgolfier Wright was an animated gem.

The unique nature of Icarus caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and it was nominated for an Academy Award in 1962.

“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.


“Ash And Snow”: Cinematic Animated Short Film Created In UDK Directed By Trey McNair (2014)

A cinematic animated, narrated short film created in UDK (Unreal Development Kit).  A ten week collaboration by Trey McNair, Jake Lamoureux, Elise Valla, and Rian Burbridge.  Crash landing back to Earth in the distant future, the crew of the Aristophanes struggle to survive on the post-nuclear planet.

Lead Animator and Director:  Trey McNair

Animators:  Jake Lamoureux, Elise Valla, and Rian Burbridge

Produced at:  Savannah College of Art and Design

Written by:   Keenan Eugenio

Narrated by:  Jimmy Dunham

Music used under license:  “World is Fading” by Cedric Vermue and “Tree of Life” by BeatCheat

Written by Keenan Eugenio, and narrated by Jimmy Dunham. Huge thanks to Professor Charles Shami and Savannah College of Art and Design.

“The Encounter Collection”: Cinematic Narrated Promotional Short Film Featuring Stephen Kenn Produced By Process Creative (2013)

The Encounter Collection by Stephen Kenn explores the significant act of passing an object on from one generation to the next. It is in this exchange, accompanied by words of wisdom, that a boy is often called to a life of courage.

Produced and Directed by:   Process Creative

Music Curation: Ryan Taubert
Sound Design: White Noise Lab
Color: Matt Fezz
Letter and Voice Over: James Watson
Young Boy: Bradley Aiello
Boy: Lucas Aiello

While aware that everyone’s life experience is unique, and often painful, this film focuses on the experience of a boy losing his father and yet retaining the love and passion that was intended for him.


“Zain – Breath”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film Narrated By Omar Sharif Directed By Matthias Zentner (2012)

“Zain – Breath” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Narrated by Omar Sharif Directed by Matthias Zentner.

Filmed and Directed by:  Matthias Zentner


Produced by:  Saatchi & Saatchi

Narrated by:  Omar Sharif


“The impressive and symbolic images stand for the different perception of life. It is a sensitive approach between the copy and visual perspectives. Zain is today one of the top ten global mobile telecommunications companies with main markets in the Middle East and Africa.”


 Website:  http://www.harvestfilms.com