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“Deep Blue”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film By Nathan Copan (2019)

“Deep Blue” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Ralph Lauren Directed by Nathan Copan.

Director: Nathan Copan

DP: Max Goldman
Editor: Biff Butler
Color: Tom Poole

Written and Narrated by Alan Watts

“It’s described poetically, you have the feeling of yugen when you see out in the distant water some ships hidden behind a far-off island. You have the feeling of yugen when you watch wild geese suddenly seen and then lost in the clouds. You have the feeling of yugen when you look across Mt Tamalpais, and you’ve never been to the other side, and you see the sky beyond. You don’t go over there to look and see what’s on the other side, that wouldn’t be yugen. You let the other side be the other side, and it invokes something in your imagination, but you don’t attempt to define it to pin it down. Yugen.”


“In The Woods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo By Andrew David Watson (2017)

“In The Woods” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts By Ralph Waldo Emerson By Andrew David Watson.

Directed by: Andrew David Watson

Edited by: Orlando Loredo
Sound Design by: Gabriel Pimenta
Music by: Alaskan Tapes (“We All Speak in Poems”)

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Starring: Christopher Grys


In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.”

From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

” “IN THE WOODS” is a collaboration between designer Kai D Utility and myself. We originally set out to shoot a short look book film about escaping to the woods, only to find (after the fact) our images matched perfectly with excerpts from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We decided to turn our look book film into a homage to the concept of Transcendentalism. The appreciation and need for nature is even more alive today, then it was in the 1820s. We hope this video motivates you to take that weekend trip you’ve been planning, but have yet to take.”

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Website:  andrewdavidwatson.com

“I Like For You To Be Still”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte (2017)

“I Like For You To Be Still” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Camille Marotte.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Camille Marotte

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Actors : Hannah Appelgren, Alexandre Deschaumes,
James Quéruel and Junko Murakami
Narrated by: Glenn Close
Locations: Iceland, Japan, California, France

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

“I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Neruda

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not touch you
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
As all things are filled with my soul
You emerge from the things
Filled with my soul
You are like my soul
A butterfly of dream
And you are like the word: Melancholy

I like for you to be still
And you seem far away
It sounds as though you are lamenting
A butterfly cooing like a dove
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not reach you
Let me come to be still in your silence
And let me talk to you with your silence
That is bright as a lamp
Simple, as a ring
You are like the night
With its stillness and constellations
Your silence is that of a star
As remote and candid

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
Distant and full of sorrow
So you would’ve died
One word then, One smile is enough
And I’m happy;
Happy that it’s not true.

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Website:  http://www.camillemarotte.com/


“Letters From The Gods”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Japan Directed By Christoph Gelep (2016)

“Letters From The Gods” is a Cinematic Travel Short Film In Japan Directed By Christoph Gelep.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Christoph Gelep

Production Assistants : Ryuta Taniwaki, Haruka Akasaka, Yoshiyuki Sakuragi, Masami Miyai
Production Coordinators : Masanori Inoue, Masaki Miyai, Rika Sato, Jinny Dhanasobhon
Colorist : Masato Indo
Drone Operators: Michito Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Yokoyama
Music by: Emancipator (“Eve”)
Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Nakashima
Producer : Hidetaka Ino
Production : augment5 Inc.

Project for METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan)


“This film was shot between June and September 2016, after the Kumamoto earthquake.

Japan has a long history of Buddhism and religious Mythology, where many have derived from other Asian cultures. One popular belief is that there is a God in everything. Until 20th century, Kyushu was seen as Japan’s gate to the world and a centre for trade. It has historically been the first stop for foreign traders and travelers in Japan and a place from which the outside influences would spread to the rest of the country. Time has moved on, but the landscapes and legends remain to this day.


The Kumamoto earthquake has caused serious damage to the region. Many people have suffered physical and mental injuries and tourism has fallen drastically. The aim of this film is to disseminate the new appeal of the Kyushu region from a different perspective and to lift those affected by the earthquake.

With this, we invite you to come on a journey with us to discover the real Kyushu where Gods, myths, and legends were created.”


Website:  http://www.cgelep.com/


“The Crown Of The Robey Chicago”: A Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Short Film By Max Wilson (2016)

“The Crown Of The Robey Chicago” is a Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Promotional Short Film Featuring Alan Watts Directed By Max Wilson.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Wilson


“The Robey Hotel in Chicago sits high above the famous six corners in Wicker Park/Buck Town neighborhoods. The Robey Hotel was recently renovated for the past few years and transformed from the old Northwest Tower into an amazing place to visit and stay. This was a focused piece upon the top of The Robey and the spectacular views.”


Excerpt from “What Is Reality?” by Alan Watts:

“It is that our attention is captured by the figure rather then the background and by the relatively enclosed area rather than the diffuse area and by something that’s moving rather than something that is still. To all the phenomena that attract our attention in this way, we attribute a higher degree of reality than we do the things we don’t notice.”  


Website:  http://www.chicagotimelapse.org/

“The Station”: A Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed By David Todd McCarty (2016)

Written and Directed by: David Todd McCarty

Written, Edited and Filmed by: Andrew David Watson
Production Company: The Forbes Company / Somerset Films
Executive Producer: Claudio Kuhn
Produced by: Mie Jensen
Agency: Panzano+Partners, LLC
Creative Director: Dawn LaZarus
Starring: Fernanda + Dean
Featured Brands: Anne Fontaine, Gucci, Max Mara
and Salvatore Ferragamo

“The Journey”: A Cinematic Fashion Short Film For Asprey By Ali Walker (2016)

“The Journey”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Fashion Short Film For Asprey Directed By Ali Walker.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ali Walker

Model: Jenny Fisher


“Winding through the valleys of England, towards an unknown destination, filled with anticipation and excitement at every turn, The Journey, Asprey’s latest film, captures the romance and mystery of the wonderful world of Asprey.”


Websites:  http://alijwalker.com/

“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart (2016)

“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Dance Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart.

Directed by:  Jes Bickhart


Lead Dancer: Katherine Cowgill
Dancers: Avi Adams, Bianca Bulle, Alexandra Hughes, and Sam Akins
Narrator: Victoria Atkin
Director of Photography: Charlie Balch
1st AC: Dustin Miller
Hair: Joe Espinoza
Makeup: Raquel Grijalva
Editor: Rob Stiles
Original Music: CM French
Sound Edit and Mix: Kami Asgar & 424 Post inc.
Colorist: Mark Todd Osborne


“Bloch is one of the leading international brands in ballet. With over 90 years of dedication to artists, we set out to create a work that honored this legacy and commitment to the preservation of the arts. With a 35mm film grant from the Kodak Motion Picture Film group, we focused on the introspective loneliness and poetic nature of ballet set against the words of Robin Williams to his students in the film ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ ”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”  


Website: http://www.jesbickhart.com/



“James Raffan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For Adventure Canada Directed By Jason van Bruggen (2016)

“James Raffan” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Adventure Canada Directed By Jason van Bruggen

Directed by:  Jason van Bruggen


Agency and Production Company: DOT DOT DASH
Director of Photography: Kiel Milligan
Writer: James Raffan
Editor: Monica Remba
Colour: Wade Odlum
Sound: Harry Knazan


“A piece we made about our friend, Arctic Explorer and author, James Raffan. Filmed on behalf of Adventure Canada in the Canadian and Greenlandic High Arctic, featuring some of our favourite locations and communities in the Far North.”


Website:  http://www.jasonvanbruggen.com/



“Orphic”: A Cinematic Creative Fashion Short Film Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees (2016)

“Orphic”: A Cinematic Creative Fashion Short Film For Dorhout Mees Label Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees.

Produced and Directed by:  Esther Dorhout Mees


Original Music & Sound Design: Guido Maat

Producer: Pamela Menzo
Director of Photography: Ezra Reverda
Model: Kiki Visser
Focuspuller: Kevin idal
Drone: Thijm Huijbrechtse
Gaffer: Huib Berkhoff
Light Assistant: Dennis Vlot
3D Light Projection: Edward van Dongen
Editor: Wouter van Luijn

Grading: Daphne Maierna at Darlings Postproductions
VFX: Darlings Post Productions
MUA: Katinka Gernant
Hair Stylist: Team Hester Wernert


“A love story..”

“ORPHIC (adj.): mysterious and entrancing beyond ordinary understanding”


Website:  http://dorhout-mees.com/