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“Breathe”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kylian Castells (2020)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Kylian Castells

Poem Written by and Narrated by: Forest Blakk

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

A personal project in colaboration with Forest Blakk. After a year coming back at home with so many projects, trips, footage that needed some context, I decided to collaborate with Forest, adding an extra voice in narrating the beauty of dead, the beauty of life, the beauty to breath.

An unintentional short that makes people happy even when speaking about death.
Sit, breathe, enjoy.

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

“Breathe” by Forest Blakk
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
How long can you hold your breath
Before you can’t hold your breath any longer
And how long until your lungs give out
And the sound that used to fill the void
Quiets like a mass of midnight, searching for its piece of the pie
Today I stood in front of a window and
Imagined what it would be like to fly, no I didn’t
I imagined what it would be like to
Jump outside the frame that caged me inside
But my better judgment said it wouldn’t be
Very kind if someone you cared about found you
That’s the voice that plays like a tape on rewind, rewind, rewind…
It wouldn’t be fair to a stranger either
Today I’m reminded of the time I watched a
Man jump into a highway when I was just seventeen
The car lights on either side of the upper
Portion of the AutoRoute below standing at attention
Staring off into the distance
Just waiting for the road to clear
And the way to the comfort of their loved ones to be made
Death is a strange and hollow inconvenience when you think about it
There’s a blank face that quickly and abruptly finds
Its way to all the witness something of that magnitude
It’s not empathy, it’s not sympathy
It’s more of a force intrinsic and integral self reflection
Why would someone do such a thing?
What could drive someone to that type of depth?
Could I be driven to such depths?
Would I ever be able to jump?
There is no place to be soft in these moments, jump
There’s no time to caught in this moment, jump
There’s no need to believe there ever was a moment, jump
Sigh, believe, relief in this moment
‘Cause I could never be the one to be in this moment
Or could I? jump
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Do you first hold your breath?
Do you exhale all of your problems and
Worries before casting your thoughts to the bottom
Of an otherwise empty place below
The poverty line of depressed thoughts
And the sad calamity of a hunted house you’ve called home?
I don’t know
Maybe someone out there has an answer…
But for now I’m still trying to come to terms of the fact
That today I looked up how long it would take to drown


“Daughter Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Maceo Frost (2019)

“Daughter Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Maceo Frost.

Directed by Maceo Frost

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Director of Photography – Christophe Collette
Underwater DoP – Vincent Kardasik

Executive producer – Blaise Izard
Line Producer – Manu Henoque
Editor Andreas – Arvidsson
Composer – Gustav Karlström
Sound design – Anton Ahlberg
Colorist – Nicke Jacobsson
Production co – badassfilms.tv

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

“Daughter of the Sea” is a short film exploring a fishermans relationship with his daughter and the sea. Shot in the French town St Jean de Luz.

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Website: http://www.maceofrost.com/

“Shadow Of A Hurricane”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Shadow Of A Hurricane” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Puerto Rico Featuring Poet Victor Hernández Cruz Directed By Sandra Winther.

Directed by: Sandra Winther

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

Director of Photography: Daniel Stewart
Editor: Ben Suenaga
Music and Sound Design: Raphaël Ajuelos
Production Company: New Land x Iconoclast
Executive Producers: Tjor Brammer Jacobsen and Nils Schwemer
Producers: Sara Samsoe and Katrine Juul Svendsgaard

“This film celebrates a place I’ve come to know well over the years,” says Sandra Winther, the Danish filmmaker kicking off Survival Season—our program of films profiling the consequences of climate change. “Puerto Rico is home to passionate people, packed with mountains, caves, bays and reefs. Enclosed by bright blue water, this enchanting island bursts with the grit of life.”

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, it took the lives of 3000 people and left the island without water and electricity. As the catastrophic effects of climate change continue to threaten every continent, islands have become the most at risk.


Puerto Rico, the 1949 poem by Victor Hernández Cruz that extols the virtues of the US territory lays the foundation for Winther’s film. The New York-based director pairs Cruz’s words with moving images of the people, homes and landscapes that belong to the island. “Shadow of a Hurricane captures the striking duality of Puerto Rico,” she says. “It’s a place of both beauty and loss.”

Puerto Rican culture may be unassailable but the island’s infrastructure continues to be vulnerable. Shadow of a Hurricane alludes to this by juxtaposing high-spirited street scenes with remnants of the hurricane’s devastation.

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Following what is considered to be the deadliest natural disaster to hit the island, the population has come together to rebuild as much as they can, as fast as they can,” says Winther. “But the threat still looms, not just here but amongst all coastal communities around the globe.”

Shadow of a Hurricane forms part of Survival Season, our special program charting the impact of human exploitation of the earth. Taking inspiration from the four classical elements—earth, air, water, fire—the films profile weather-beaten islands, the desolation of the earth’s natural resources, oceans clogged with plastics, and fires that rage as a consequence of global warning. Each film is a creative response to the harrowing effects of climate change, while reminding audiences that only humanity can be the fulcrum for transformation.”

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Puerto Rico” by Victor Hernández Cruz

Born on a turf
a medieval remnant
Owned by the United States
it was almost water
So minute the earthen formation,
barely rock,
a swift of natura intention
geologic lift forgot the mud load
as the rising slow, eruption
peep there it is piedra Caribe,
world mapmakers save
on the ink,
what minuscule elaboration
bays, lakes,
hidden caves
landscape, chains of mountains
opening blue neck of sky
mounted glued
alongside other Hispano-Caribbean isles
Santo Domingo/embracing Haiti
Cuba bird snake long.
Spanish-African movement.
the Federation which
Betances the doctor clambered for
the Hispania Antilles,
intellectual political Independence.
Some letter bestowing Puerto Rico
from the Spanish Crown
the United States no desire
to open that envelope.
Betances visionary mestizo
Paris his doctors’ foot.
The epoch of gold
when on the island with my son
we made home,
in the neighborhood of
the tobacconists
Aguas Buenas
on a street called Antorcha
a socialist flame
of the independentistas
workers barrio of chichales.
My family there Generations.
The mornings waking my son
for school,
watching him become a man,
awakening sense to life,
his first girl kisses
that pretty brown girl
primer girlfriend
I spotted them once
wrapped round each other,
like two bacalaito fritters
later my mother cooked
Red beans and plantain tostones
along with yellow rice sparked with corn,
The island was this sofrito flavor for me,
bolero music of my mother
she grew sadness with the lyrics
wondering of all the lost loves,
memories illusions making
efforts to materialize,
see them almost
like bridges hanging out
from her eyes.
Days were
found her in tears
lonely in her room
Fragrance of Florida water
circulating blue colcha,
picture of her mother
and father above bed,
nothing was ever coming,
the only future was the end.
The Caribbean is everywhere
lost within us,
trapped in kitsch glorious
rooms of plasticity jails,
so much grime ‘’tween
the beauty contra-la-danza,
René Marqués our writer
Belched out
“Condenao mar, tanta agua
Y no limpia nah”
Through the bullets
flying now in panoramic tropical
Mother kept singing,
as esperanza, gently vibrato
hope like a white 
Garza landing upon a cadaver.
she would meet
everyone she knew
in heaven again.
Singing boleros
café con leche,
Pastelillos de Guayaba.
To the bad times,
give a happy face,
place a red amapola
in your black dark hair.
Revive the mummies,
the dead,
burst the bodies
out of the coffins
let’s all walk to the plaza
this final time
paint with silver starlight
the ancient songs
in night sky,
Rain Again
What never commenced
Comes to a finale. 
Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film In California Wilderness Directed By Angel Marin.

Filmed and Directed by: Angel Marin

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Produced, Written and Narrated by: Josh Berry
Edited by: Galut Alarcón
Original Score by: Chris Klotz
Starring: Joyce Hu and Mary Tran

“Edge of the Sea is a love poem by Marlin Ray for the wilderness coast of California.”

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge of the Sea” by Marlin Ray

Soft dust wraps us in its rough embrace, 
sea salt air dense with water. 
Sunrise sea change 
embraces the blue
dirt gives from the earth
soft kelp sleeve
and urchin wrap. 
crayfish covering 
and grey waves. 
For these I sing my song. 
Seaweed circus
of youthful shouts 
bottomless marine world
of chance and glee. 
The quiet line of breaking ocean, 
for these I sing my song. 
Hills slide to the edge of the sea 
always fitting perfectly. 
Everywhere the colors shout and twist 
making joy and rain. 
for these we sing our song.

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Website: https://marlinray.com/


“Like Water”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean (2017)

“Like Water” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Chris McClean

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Produced by: Easkey Britton and Jelle Mul
Music by: Christopher Bissonnette
Sound by: CJ Mirra
Narrated by: NC Mundy

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Poem by: Dan Crockett

Layers lifting
Moats of light shifting
Spheres of currents dance.
At the heart of the
Wildest storm is silence;
This is old music.
There are paths
Between the reefs,
Promises on the swell and dip.
Truth in droplets of our
Saline blood.
Our bold movement asks questions.
This is a place beyond borders,
Beyond you and me to us.
We are held in sway
As a merging unfolds,
The illusion of separation crumbling.
The glow of living faces falling,
Fine lines and faint traces
To a liquid place outside time
Where all our fences are broken.
Shadows and sunlight
In which we must become whole,
To Live, to breathe, to join.

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Website:  http://www.chrismcclean.co.uk/





“GONE”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Roman Rütten And Facundo Ruiz (2017)

“GONE” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Mexico Directed By Roman Rütten And Facundo Ruiz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz


Original Music by: Ben Lukas Boysen
Actress: Paulina Pozzetti

Inspired by Original Poem by: Cheylee Miller (“Get Lost”)
Rewritten and Reinterpreted by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz

Narrated by: Rebeca Badia


People say “Get Lost”
So you decide to try.
But when you go into the woods,
Foreign sounds they make you shy.

People say “Get Lost”
So you try again;
This time in the ocean
But the tides don’t let you in.

“An homage on all the people wandering and following their own path towards their dream.

Not Afraid of the unknown and willing to get lost. To be free. And only live in the moment.
This film is has been shot in Tulum Mexico. A magical place for known for its special energy and similar minded people it attracts from all over the world. This piece has been created as attempt to inspire, dream and being naive.”


Website: http://www.ruetten.tv/

“Postscript”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Seamus Heaney Directed By Neil Moore (2017)

“Postscript” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Of Seamus Heaney Poem Directed By Neil Moore.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Neil Moore


“Short film about my translation of Seamus Heaney’s poem “Postscript”  “.


“Postscript” by Seamus Heaney 

Some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightening of flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully-grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you’ll park or capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open.


Website:  https://www.instagram.com/m00rehen/

“Sable Noir”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sebastien Zanella (2017)

“Sable Noir” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Billabong Featuring Pro Surfer Jack Freestone Directed By Sebastien Zanella.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastien Zanella


Music: Giacomo Puccini (“Adesso Voi”)
Produced by: Sam Carrier
Special Effect: Thomas Blanchard
Additional Cinematography: Faraz Mozafarian
Assistant: Kevin Johnson
Production Company: Desillusion

Pro Surfer: Jack Freestone (In Tahiti)


Voice Over: Charlie Chaplin (“The Dictator”)

“Sable Noir is a concept film & capsule collaboration between Billabong & Desillusion ,
Directed by Sebastien Zanella, Sable Noir takes inspiration from Jack Freestone’s ups & downs and the impulses felt during his first year on the World Surf League.”


The ocean confronts the mountains,
Folding walls at his feet
And the blackened sand.
We are more than a madman
If one faced the abyss,
And more than a king
If one tames his nightmares.


Website:  http://dslmag.com/sable-noir

“Young Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Dominic DiMaria And Geno DiMaria (2016)

“Young Sea” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Carl Sandburg Directed By Dominic DiMaria And Geno DiMaria.

Produced and Directed by: Dominic DiMaria and Geno DiMaria

Cinematography: Geno DiMaria and Chad Stembridge
Editing and Sound Design: Geno DiMaria
Co-Produced by: Chad Stembridge

Production Company: Block One Studios


“Seahorse” Crew: Captain Joel Wayne

Narrated by: Dave Pettitt


“Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg

The sea is never still.
It pounds on the shore
Restless as a young heart,

The sea speaks
And only the stormy hearts
Know what it says:
It is the face
of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.
One storm cleans all the hoar
And loosens the age of it.
I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,
Men who ride on it
And know they will die
Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,
Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face
And hear me.
I am the last word
And I tell
Where storms and stars come from.


Website: http://blockonestudios.com/

“ICELAND – Here’s To The Travelers”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Tobi Schnorpfeil (2016)

“ICELAND – Here’s To The Travelers” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Directed By Tobi Schnorpfeil.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Tobi Schnorpfeil

Orginal Music by: Jan Metan
Written by: Will Doer


“A cinematic video showing our epic journey on the Iceland ring road.


Iceland has always been one of my dream destinations! Its rugged terrain, massive waterfalls and arctic flair have always been famous for being highly photogenic. There is something wild about this island and I tried to capture it in this film. Together with some friends we rented cars and planned to make the ring road in about 2 weeks which is not a lot of time. A major highlight of the trip was being able to see some intense polar lights!”


Website:  https://www.instagram.com/tschnorpfeil/