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“A Winter’s Tale”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Siberia Directed By Dennis Schmelz (2019)

“A Winter’s Tale – My Journey Through Siberia” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Dennis Schmelz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dennis Schmelz

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Camera by: Christopher Schmid
Music by: Dan & Adam Skinner (“Far From Home”)
Sound Design and Grading by: Dennis Schmelz
Title Design by: Julius Dürrfeld
Adviser: Claudina Hoff ter Heide

Narrated by: Joe Goffeney

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

“Inspired by some Russian winter fairy tales, I decided to come back aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway to discover the real Siberian winter. I took a similar trip from Beijing to Moscow two years ago in summer, but I always wanted to see these places in the frozen coldness of the Siberian Winter. And I was not disappointed.

Meeting the nomads in the Mongolian desert, hovering across the world’s biggest and deepest frozen lake, walking the in the streets of Buryatia at -30 degrees Celsius, flying through the steam of the almost frozen Angara river or joining a traditional sleigh ride through the Russian Taiga. All of this made me feel like I was looking into a fairyland, which never existed anywhere apart from dreams. Such a miracle. Siberia is something really extraordinary and mesmerizing.

Our stops: Omsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Listvyanka (Lake Baikal) – Ulan-Ude – Tarbagata – Ulan Bator and the Mongolian countryside.”

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Excerpts from the Opera “The Snow Maiden” by Nikolai Rimsky‐Korsakov

When the cold cracks the timbers. 
And the walls of the houses ;
When the frost makes the great
courtyard gates
Creak on their hinges,
Then the smoke rising over the
The smoke floating upward to vanish
‘Neath the breath of the wind,
I freeze of a sudden.
Aye, I freeze it and hold it
Suspended ;
O’er the plain, above the trees
Suspended —
What pleasure it gives me.
How I enjoy it

A Winter's Tale - My Journey Through Siberia Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Website: https://dennisschmelz.de/


“Salvi Harps”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2016)

“Salvi Harps” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Harpist Alexander “Sasha” Boldachev Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko
Director of Photography:  Dmitriy Tskhay


Harpist: Sasha Boldachev


Dancers: German Shnaider / Sonya Alexandrova

Сhoreographer: German Shnaider

Sound Design: Enrico Sabena
1AC:  Elisey Gladnikov
Focus puller: Nikita Kotov
Gaffer:  Ilya Smirnov
Stylist:  Sergey Gilderman
MUAH: Vika Semenchina


Websites: https://vk.com/alexandrachukhnenko



“Breathing Of Caucasus”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Russia Directed By Ruslan Aksenov (2016)

“Breathing Of Caucasus” is a Cinematic Promotional Short Film In Russia Directed by Ruslan Aksenov.

Filmed and Directed by:  Ruslan Aksenov

Music by:  Guido Smider & Michele Caiati

Produced by:  Mera Films

Filmed and Edited by:  Konstantin Kuchin

Breathing of Caucasus Cinematic Travel Short Film In Russia Directed by Ruslan Aksenov in 2016

“Like a breath of fresh air, the impression of the Caucasus fell (as an) avalanche of emotion and inspiration.

Locations: Kislovodsk Resort Park, Pass Gum-Bashi, Cherek Canyon, Chegem Waterfalls, Honey Waterfalls, Blue Lake Ciric-Kul, Mount Ring and Dombay.”
Breathing of Caucasus Cinematic Travel Short Film In Russia Directed by Ruslan Aksenov

Website:  http://merafilms.ru/en/


“Seat 22-Trans-Siberian Odyssey”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Stanislas Giroux (2014)

“Seat 22-Trans-Siberian Odyssey” is a Cinematic Short Film through Russia, Mongolia and China Directed By Stanislas Giroux.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Stanislas Giroux

Music Composed by:   Two Steps From Hell  (“Starfall”)

Filmmaker Stanislas Giroux
Filmmaker Stanislas Giroux

“Three minutes of video for three weeks of travel, three countries, three cultures (and three tee-shirts in my backpack !). I took a train ticket for the Trans-Siberian railway, in order to reach Beijing from Moscow, crossing Mongolia. I travelled alone with my bag, half-filled with my video gear. At that time, I didn’t knew that my ticket for that seat 22 would be the beginning of a once in a lifetime journey.”

Seat 22-Trans-Siberian Odyssey cinematic short film directed by Stanislas Giroux 2014


Website:  http://www.xenondesigns.net/

“Ballerina”: A Cinematic Nike Russia “Dance Off” Commercial Featuring Endless Noise Remix (2009)

“Ballerina” is a cinematic Nike Russia dance commercial featuring “Endless Noise” remix of Alexander Borodin composition.

Produced by:  Nike JDI Russia

Music by:  Alexander Borodin  (“Polovtsian Dances”), remix by Endless Noise.

Out of the recent Nike JDI Russia commercials for TV and cinema came this long extended remix of the dancer section. The commercial shows a russian ballerina and a funky hip hop dancer, ‘dancing off’ in a huge hall with sunlight flooding in from huge windows.

As the graceful ballerina pirouettes and plies her way around the dance floor topping it off with a grand jete. Her adversary responds with some breakdance action body popping and funky hip hop moves. The two finally reach a happy medium and their routines end in unison.

Website:  http://www.nike.com/ru/ru_ru/

“Make Them See”: A Cinematic Narrated Nike Soccer Commercial Directed By Jonathan And Josh Baker (2014)

A cinematic narrated commercial for Nike directed by brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker.

Directed by:  TWIN (Jonathan and Josh Baker)

Ad Agency: AKQA London
Associate Creative Director: Toby Burnett
Senior Producer: Elin Tiberg
Production Co: Academy Films

Line Producer: Medb Riordan
DP: Larkin Seiple
Editorial: Tim Wilson @Friendshop!
Sound Design: Joseph Fraioli
Music: Nylon Studios
Colorist: Mikey Rossiter @The Mill NY

The Australian born, New York based pair have made a name for themselves telling fanciful stories with an every day honest flair. Their naturalistic imagery embraces the bizarre and creates a detailed world that’s often both beautiful and imaginative.