Tag Archives: Sports

“Balance”: A Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film On FreeDiving (2020)

“Balance” is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Josh Knox and Richard Armitage.

Telling stories is our passion. During this time of global anxiety, we wanted to share more stories around mental health and the tools people use to find calm – in the hope it might help others to find theirs.

Meet Arnaud, a freediver, longtime friend and inspiration. He uses freediving to find balance and calm his mind.

Production Company – Cheekyfire
Director/DP – Josh Knox
Director/DP – Richard Armitage 
Producer – Ben Knox
Underwater Cinematography – Marcus Greatwood / Adam Slama
Editor – Richard Armitage / Cheekyfire
Grade – Ivanov Boeck
Sound Design – Richard Armitage / Herbie Lomas
Additional Post Production – Harry Garcia / Ivanov Boeck

Shot in the UK.


“Echoes From A Silent World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner (2020)

“Echoes From A Silent World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matt Kleiner

Starring: Asher Pacey
Sound Design: Brennan Mercer
Narrator: Terry Burns
Narration Adapted from Excerpts From: Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Written By: Jonah Lehrer
Music By: Philip Grass & Niklas Paschburg

Echoes from a Silent World - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Matt Kleiner - July 31 2020

My entry for the Lockdown Short Film Contest by London Surf Film Festival. The concept was simple, dive into the archives. While the world was on lockdown earlier this year, take something old and make something new from the confines of your home.

While unable to work it was creatively therapeutic to dive into old hard drives and make something fresh that reflected the dream-like state of isolation.

The title pays tribute to that brief moment in time where the outside world stood still in early 2020. The majority of the globe could only reminisce on what were becoming faint memories of life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience.

To bring the visuals to life I teamed up with Brennan Mercer for Sound Design. His ability to create a subtle world within a world of imagery set the tone for a true visceral effect. These were the sounds of nature and the world we all longed to be a part of once again.


“The Off-Season”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Sam Davis (2020)

“The Off-Season” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Sam Davis.

Director – Sam Davis

Producer – Rayka Zehtabchi
EP – Andrew Hutcheson / Voyager
AC/Loader – Jeff Vanderpool
Steadicam Operator – Nick Schwyter
Composer – Giosuè Greco

Voice – Stan Robinovitz

As the son of a football coach and brother of a QB-turned-sports broadcaster, my upbringing revolved around fall Friday nights. And while I may have turned out to be the artsy one in the family, I know how much football means to players, coaches and communities everywhere.

While questions linger about the fate of the coming season, I hope this film can be a little blip of hope and excitement for the return of football, whenever that may be. Hang tight. Life will go on, and so will sports.

“Dancing In The Dark”: A Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed By Spencer Frost (2019)

“Dancing In The Dark” is a Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost.

Filmed and Directed by: Spencer Frost

Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

Edit – @lucasvazquez
Colour – @timwreyford_colour
Sound – @loopinagency
Music – @dylsgram / Gary Frost
Script / Poem – @balancedstudio
Surfers – @bibaturnbull @mackwoodruff @harrivannn @jacktwiz @archwhiteman @vinwhiteman
Producer – @faz__outside
Assistants – @jeckriley @gfunk_ @dingobonesau @klevey_wonder @guydee

Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

Dancing in the Dark – An exploration of moonlight surfing.
A short by Spencer Frost.

Dancing In The Dark Cinematic Poem Surfing Short Film Directed by Spencer Frost 2019

“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:


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

“The Wall”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andrew De Zen (2016)

“The Wall” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Written and Directed By Andrew De Zen.

Written & Directed by: Andrew De Zen

Produced by: Andrew De Zen & Clint Kendal
Prod Company: FRANK Content
Cinematography: Christopher Lew
Editing: Michael Barker
Sound Design: Eugenio Battaglia
Colour: Andrew De Zen
1st AC: Yulia Kikuchi
2nd AC: Korbyn McLean
Production Manager: Eric Bizzarri
Steadicam Operator: Russ De Jong
Gaffer: Keenan Lynch
Key Grip: Julian Lomaga
Grip: Alastair Sinclair, Diego Guijarro
Swing: Elana Emer
MUA: Kasia Podsiadly
Production Assistants: Michael Arredondo, Leo Di Leo, Jordan Bouma, Mohammed Daud
Digital Intermediate Services: MELS


CAST: Justin Rock, Eloho Orogun, Jose Gutierrez-Solana, Gabriel Cameron, Janicije Karic,  Abigail Chin Dixon, Sandro Rosta, Bronson Lake, Dario Zecca, Lino Zecca, Eric Simler,  Spencer Ought and Ken Gracey

Narration: Martin Yap
Music: “Spohorn” by Tony Anderson


“The Wall” is Part ll in the “Of Walls & Mountains” series of short films. With a focus on sports and athletics the film is a visual and abstract exploration of perseverance, and the many walls we all face in our lives.”


Interview at “Directors Notes”:


Part 1:

Website: http://andrewdezen.com/


“AMG Mika Häkkinen”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Marcos Mijan (2016)

“AMG Mika Häkkinen” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of the Flying Finn Featuring the Poem “Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski Directed By Marcos Mijan.

Directed by:  Marcos Mijan

Client: Mercedes AMG
Agency: Avantgarde Brand Services
Director of Photography: Luka Milicevic
Colourist: Nikola Stefanovic
Drone shots, second camera: Vladimir Milosevic


“A Director’s Cut of the Flying Finn, an introspective look about what drives one of motorsports’ most enigmatic figures. With unprecedented access given to the filming crew in hope of capturing Mika Häkkinen’s true self.”

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam


“Bluebird” by Charles Bukowski (1992)

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the ****s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
you want to blow my book sales in
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do


Website: http://www.marcosmijan.com/

“Where We Dwell”: A Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin & Anderson Wright (2015)

“Where We Dwell” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin, Evan Metzold and Anderson Wright.

Directed by: Todd Martin, Evan Metzold and Anderson Wright 

Produced by: Max Pava / Jake Rubin

Music: “The Mighty Rio Grande” by This will Destroy You
Courtesy of Magic Bullet Records – magicbulletrecords.com

Poem Written and Read by: Arian Foster

Where We Dwell Cinematic Short Film Narrated By Arian Foster Directed By Todd Martin & Anderson Wright


By Arian Foster

When minds are at war with hearts,
And light is at war with dark,
This is where glory dwells,
Where warriors whisper hymns,
Of blood lost in vain,
Where time twists and bends,
And echoes all our names,
Here is where those diamonds dwell,
Polished in dust.
From swamps to stars, we dreamed far,
They called it far-fetched, we called it ours.
We called them lessons, they called them scars,
They call it blessings, this work was hard,
That is where we dwell.
The past worn as capes, memory as armor,
The karma we bring,
Sings truth to the soul,
Like kings mingling with pawns, or soup in my bowl.
We came from golden slums, and makeshift drums,
but our music made the spaceships come,

Navigate our thoughts and sever our tongues, unbound by men,
forever we run

Colorist: Carlos Flores Espinoza
Sound Designer: Bobb Barito
Music Supervisor: Henry van Roden
DOP: Todd Martin

Websites:  toddmartinfilms.com


Visit: foreverwerun.com

“To The Few”: A Cinematic Narrated ESPN Wimbledon Short Film Produced By Jackie Decker (2014)

“To The Few” is a Cinematic ESPN Wimbledon Short Film narrated by Kit Harington produced by Jackie Decker.

Produced by:  Jackie Decker

To The Few narrated by Kit Harington

Edited by: Tim Mullen
Written by:  Jeff Sarokin
Music by:  Zack Hemsey
Film footage by: ESPN Tennis

Narrated by:  Kit Harington

“US Open Tennis 2013 Day 4”: A Cinematic Narrated ESPN Short Film Produced By Kenyatta Storin (2013)

“US Open 2013 Day 4” is a cinematic narrated short film promotional teaser produced by ESPN.

Produced by:  Kenyatta Storin / ESPN

Edited by:   DC Collective / Thuy Dinh
Written by:  Jeff Sarokin

Website:  http://www.dccollective.tv/