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“In Between Words”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City By Sheldon Chau (2018)

“In Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City Featuring Poet Lilian Mehrei Directed by Sheldon Chau.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sheldon Chau

Music Composed by: John Corlis
Piano: John Corlis
Violin: Gustavo Eiriz
Actress: Achiaa Prempeh
Narrated by: Achiaa Prempeh

“A woman looks for her place in New York City as she contemplates the meaning of “home.”

The City Odes Project is a passion project in which my composer and I will collaborate with a poet and an actor to create a humanist, emotional, and visual story amidst the backdrop of a particularly city. “In Between Words” is the first of many to come, and kicks off this series in the city I currently reside in – New York City. The narrative was birthed out of an eagerness to collaborate with Achiaa, my actress, who now lives in New York and is originally from Ghana. In speaking with her, I decided to pursue a story about someone searching for home; a woman who is figuring out if NYC is the place for her, who is coming to terms that she is 5,000 miles away from her original home in West Africa, and thus easing out tensions with her mother, who of course wants her to return. The final result here features the work of Lilian Mehrel – a fellow filmmaker and classmate of mine back at NYU Grad Film school – who captures these feelings through her words, and my frequent collaborator John Corlis – an LA-based musician and composer – who complements the poetry with his mixture of piano and strings.”

“In Between Words” by Lilian Mehrei

Where am I?
Check the map. What’s a map, anyway? 
An alphabet. 
Spelling out spaces
In between words.

When you carve lines in a concrete jungle,
The dust particles remain. They stain
The people with grit
Glittering their teeth.

When I was little, my mother told me
My great-grandfather was the head of our tribe.
What’s a tribe? I asked.
He was like the king of our village, she told me.
Are you the queen now? I asked.

Yes Queen, says a handsome woman walking by.

Excuse me, do you know which way is north?
I squint up at the scrapers of the sky. 
They look down at their fireflies.

My eyes blink for a rest. I need to go
Underground.
I enter the arteries 
To flow with bodies as one.
Noon or midnight, there is no time here.

I balance, suspended halfway 
Between North and South.
There is no fullness,
There is no stillness.

I cross the street. I cross my heart.
I cross my mother, one too many times.
Why don’t you come home? She says.
What is home? I say.
There are too many people there, she says.
There’s nobody to bother me, I say.

When it’s too much
I slip in the small spaces.

Can you find me on a map?
Look, there – that eyelash that fell,
Between 6th and 7th avenue, that’s me.

Where are you? My mother calls me.
I’m on 6th and a half avenue, I say.
What?

You don’t believe me?
Look on the map. It’s really there.

Website: http://www.sheldonchau.com/

 

“My Mistress When She Walks”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By CD Morrish (2017)

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“My Mistress When She Walks” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For Epic Aircraft Featuring Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare Directed By CD Morrish.

Directed by: CD Morrish

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

Director of Photography: Ryan Carmody
Editor: Vid Price c/o Trim
Client: Epic Aircraft
Creatives: Sean Condon, Joseph Burrin c/o Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Agency Producer: Tony Stearns
Production Company: Stink London
Producer: Connor Hollman
Dope Pilot: Ronaldo
Post: The Mill
Colour: Seamus O’Kane c/o The Mill

Music : Nils Frahm ‘Ode’
Voice : Alan Rickman

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

“Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare 

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

My Mistress When She Walks Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by CD Morrish 2017

Website: http://cdmorrish.com/

“Letter”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written And Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2017)

“Letter” is a Cinematic Poem Performing Arts Short Film Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Written and Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko

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Cinematography, Editing and Sound by: Dmitry Tskhay
Executive Producer:  Anton Mishenko
1AC: Fedor Yashkin
Starring: Keyko Lee
Music by: Pavel Ivanov (Producer) and Sergey Uzhakin
Sound Design: Qbsound Studio
Narrated by: Richard Wayne
Color by: Konstantin Kuchin

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Website:  https://vk.com/alexandrachukhnenko

“None”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Ash Thorp (2016)

“None”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Ash Thorp.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ash Thorp

CO-DIRECTOR / DESIGNER / CG ARTIST – Christopher Bjerre
CHARACTER DESIGNER – Alex Figini
COMPOSER – Ben Lukas Boysen

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“NONE is a short film that explores the balance of light and darkness.  It has a personal narrative which plays with the notion of finding yourself amidst the noise around you.”

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Article on Production of “NONE”:

http://motionographer.com/2016/09/29/ash-thorp-shares-process-behind-none-his-latest-personal-project/

Website:  http://www.ashthorp.com/

“Elise”: A Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film By Jared Fadel (2016)

“Elise” is a Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Jared Fadel

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016

Dancer:  Elise Monson
Music by:  Chad Lawson (“Ballade in C Minor”)

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel 2016

“An evening with Elise Monson at the Creative Arts Dance Studio.”

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016

Website:  http://www.jaredfadel.com/

“The Piano Girl”: A Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall (2016)

“The Piano Girl” is a Cinematic Music Short Film Directed by Tom Marshall.

Edited and Directed by:  Tom Marshall 

Pianist:  Elspeth Wilkes

Young Girl:  Megan Jackson

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall in 2016

“Where Words Fail, Music Speaks”

Hans Christian Andersen

Produced by:  James Oldham, Adrian Alexander, and Jamie Haigherty (Motley Film Productions)
Associate Producer:  Shirley Hampshire
Director of Photography and VFX:  James Oldham

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Directed By Tom Marshall
1st AC & Spark:  Jamie Haigherty
Gaffer:  Nick Kirkham
Sound Recording and Mixing:  Ian Crick
Hair and Make-Up:  Skaii Blue
Production Assistant:  Vinnie Haigherty and Sean Conway
Colourist:  Tom Majerski

The Piano Girl Cinematic Music Short Film Edited Directed By Tom Marshall in 2016

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

“Truitjieskraal”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa By Liesel Kershoff (2016)

“Truitjieskraal” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Nikita Kondrashev

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff in 2016

“Truitjieskraal Nature Reserve is situated inside the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve of the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa – a World Heritage Site.

Truitjieskraal is fragile. The sandstone crumbles with every touch and the bushman’s paintings is on the same height as inquisitive hands. The vegetation takes years to recover from man made foot paths. The less people, the better.

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff

500 Million years ago Truitjieskraal were formed by different coloured sands deposited in shallow seas. Over the years, temperature-, wind- and chemical erosion started to bring Truitjieskraal out of the ground. Differing hardness of the layers rock is the reason for these beautiful rock formations we see today.

If you have visited Truitjieskraal before, you would know that it creeps into your soul. It is spiritual, it’s quiet and it demands your respect. Most people whisper as they walk between the rock formations. Truitjieskraal has that effect on you.”

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa by Liesel Kershoff 2016

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“Framing Salzburg”: A Cinematic Short Film In Austria Directed By Gunther Machu (2016)

“Framing Salzburg” is a Cinematic Short Film in Austria Filmed and Directed by Gunther Machu.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Gunther Machu

Music by:  Chad Lawson (“Die Bittre Leidenszeit”)

Framing Salzburg Cinematic Short Film In Salzburg Directed by Gunther Machu

“A little study on the spectacular views of the old town of Salzburg in Austria, mostly seen from the Mönchsberg. I spent a few days there in April, and the natural light these days was so clear and yet so colorful…”

Framing Salzburg Cinematic Short Film In Salzburg Directed by Gunther Machu in 2016

Website:  https://vimeo.com/gunthermachu

 

“Mountain Glimpses”: A Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed By Raúl Tomás Granizo (2014)

“Mountain Glimpses” is a Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed By Raúl Tomás Granizo.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Raúl Tomás Granizo

Mountain Glimpses Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed by Raúl Tomás Granizo in 2015

“I have always loved the aspect of mountain landscapes in black and white. Before finishing my project Mountain Dreams I decided to edit this short film with some footage that could work good in B&W. Hopefully in some more months I will be able to have my film finished, I still have some more mountains to visit…”

“Que nunca falte una montaña en tus sueños”  (“You never miss a mountain in your dreams.”)  Miriam G. Pascual

Mountain Glimpses Cinematic Landscape Short Film Directed by Raúl Tomás Granizo 2015

Website:  http://www.wildglimpses.com/#!videos-bw/c1cwj

“Malta”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev (2015)

“Malta”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem “Where The Sidewalk Ends” By Shel Silverstein Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Alex Soloviev

Music Composed by:  Chris Haigh

Malta Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Directed by Alex Soloviev

Poem Read by:  Tom O’Bedlam

“Where The Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein

“There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
and there the sun burns crimson bright,
and there the moon-bird rests from his flight
to cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
and watch where the chalk-white arrows go
to the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
and we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
for the children, they mark, and the children, they know,
the place where the sidewalk ends.”

Malta Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alex Soloviev

Website:    https://vimeo.com/alexsoloviev