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“We’ve Come A Long Way”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Directed By Marty Stalker (2019)

“We’ve Come A Long Way” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For The 148th Open At Royal Portrush Featuring Original Poem by Paula Mattews Directed By Marty Stalker.

Produced and Directed by: Marty Stalker

Original Musical Score by: Michael McHale
Narrated by: Ian McElhinney, Bronagh Waugh, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Shaun Blaney

“The 148th Open returns to Royal Portush, 14-21 July 2019. To kick off the celebrations, we’re unveiling this short cinematic film, produced by Martin Stalker, to celebrate just how far we’ve come as a leading tourist destination. Set to an original poem by local poet Paula Matthews, the film is narrated by leading actors Ian McElhinney, Bronagh Waugh, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Shaun Blaney. The film is accompanied by an original score composed and performed by Belfast-born virtuoso pianist, Michael McHale.”

Excerpts from “We’ve Come A Long Way” by Paula Matthew

A new day dawns
So walk the course
You Know the spot
Line up the shot
Drive through dark hedges
Into the light.

Sunrise where giants make their home
And castles half-fallen into the sea
Emerge again in technicolor
For the whole world.

Past the home place for the laureates
Picking blackberries, pealing spots.
Digging deep into our culture
And the cracks great.

Article on the making of the film:

https://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2019/2/1/northern-ireland-begins-countdown-to-the-open-with-special-film

Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTOQ91BVnxQgPUl40S-8ph_QjNqhY6KcS

“Dandelion”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Aurora Ovan (2016)

“Dandelion” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Florence Written and Directed by Aurora Ovan.

Filmed, Written, Edited and Directed by:  Aurora Ovan

Music by:  Luca Moreale

Actor and Narrator:  Anna Goodman

Dandelion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Aurora Ovan 2016

“Dandelion” by Aurora Ovan

Hey, you. Let me talk to you about something: one day, you will die.
Shh, don’t be afraid… You will be the Earth, you will be the Universe, again.
Your son will grab your old hand, dried as an autumn leaf, your brain will search for some answers, as a bottle that floats in the sea.
But let me ask you something: are you living, now?

Shh, listen.
Your heart. Have you ever touched its beating?
Have you ever listened to its steps?
Listened. Listened to the beat of your lover. Listened to the laugh of the creatures. Listened to the words of your planet.
Shh…
You are alive.

Shh… Feel this cold ground.
There will be Sun on these blades of grass, there will be clouds during the flight of the seagulls.
You’ll have to touch this moment with peace.
Shh… Respect your sensitivity.
You are alive.

So, run. Run through the drops of the rain. If you’ll get wet, you will dry.
Give your strongest petals to the ones who fear the blossom.
Endorse the thin cortex of the ones who pretend to be oaks.
Love.
Love the exitence of all the cells.

Shh… Let me remind you something: one day, you will die.
Your time will have passed away, as a dandelion in a blow, your mind will read the pages, writing your signature at the end.

But let me ask you something: are you living, now?

Dandelion Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Aurora Ovan

Website:  http://www.auroraovanbs.com/