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“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.

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“Breathe”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kylian Castells (2020)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Kylian Castells

Poem Written by and Narrated by: Forest Blakk

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

A personal project in colaboration with Forest Blakk. After a year coming back at home with so many projects, trips, footage that needed some context, I decided to collaborate with Forest, adding an extra voice in narrating the beauty of dead, the beauty of life, the beauty to breath.

An unintentional short that makes people happy even when speaking about death.
Sit, breathe, enjoy.

Breathe A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kylian Castells 2020

“Breathe” by Forest Blakk
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
How long can you hold your breath
Before you can’t hold your breath any longer
And how long until your lungs give out
And the sound that used to fill the void
Quiets like a mass of midnight, searching for its piece of the pie
Today I stood in front of a window and
Imagined what it would be like to fly, no I didn’t
I imagined what it would be like to
Jump outside the frame that caged me inside
But my better judgment said it wouldn’t be
Very kind if someone you cared about found you
That’s the voice that plays like a tape on rewind, rewind, rewind…
It wouldn’t be fair to a stranger either
Today I’m reminded of the time I watched a
Man jump into a highway when I was just seventeen
The car lights on either side of the upper
Portion of the AutoRoute below standing at attention
Staring off into the distance
Just waiting for the road to clear
And the way to the comfort of their loved ones to be made
Death is a strange and hollow inconvenience when you think about it
There’s a blank face that quickly and abruptly finds
Its way to all the witness something of that magnitude
It’s not empathy, it’s not sympathy
It’s more of a force intrinsic and integral self reflection
Why would someone do such a thing?
What could drive someone to that type of depth?
Could I be driven to such depths?
Would I ever be able to jump?
There is no place to be soft in these moments, jump
There’s no time to caught in this moment, jump
There’s no need to believe there ever was a moment, jump
Sigh, believe, relief in this moment
‘Cause I could never be the one to be in this moment
Or could I? jump
Today I looked up how long it would take to drown
Do you first hold your breath?
Do you exhale all of your problems and
Worries before casting your thoughts to the bottom
Of an otherwise empty place below
The poverty line of depressed thoughts
And the sad calamity of a hunted house you’ve called home?
I don’t know
Maybe someone out there has an answer…
But for now I’m still trying to come to terms of the fact
That today I looked up how long it would take to drown

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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.”

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“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

“Like Water”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean (2017)

“Like Water” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Chris McClean

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Produced by: Easkey Britton and Jelle Mul
Music by: Christopher Bissonnette
Sound by: CJ Mirra
Narrated by: NC Mundy

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Poem by: Dan Crockett

Layers lifting
Moats of light shifting
Spheres of currents dance.
At the heart of the
Wildest storm is silence;
This is old music.
There are paths
Between the reefs,
Promises on the swell and dip.
Truth in droplets of our
Saline blood.
Our bold movement asks questions.
This is a place beyond borders,
Beyond you and me to us.
We are held in sway
As a merging unfolds,
The illusion of separation crumbling.
The glow of living faces falling,
Fine lines and faint traces
To a liquid place outside time
Where all our fences are broken.
Shadows and sunlight
In which we must become whole,
To Live, to breathe, to join.

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

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

 

 

 

 

“Byron Bay Film Festival”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Justin McMillan (2017)

“Byron Bay Film Festival” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed By Justin McMillan.

Director: Justin McMillan

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017

Director of Photography: Tim Tregoning
Director of Water Photography: Stefan Jose
Agency: Marcel Sydney
Production Manager: Holly Alexander
Production Company: Goodoil Films
Executive Producer: Sam Long
Post Production: Heckler
Executive Producer: Will Alexander
Head of Production: Aborah Buick
Editor: Andrew Holmes

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017
Grade: Greg Constantaras
Sound: Nylon Studios
Composer: Michael Yezerski

Poem Written by: David Nobay
Narrated by: Lee Perry

Byron Bay Film Festival Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Justin McMillan 2017

Website:  http://bbff.com.au/

 

“Sable Noir”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sebastien Zanella (2017)

“Sable Noir” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Billabong Featuring Pro Surfer Jack Freestone Directed By Sebastien Zanella.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastien Zanella

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Music: Giacomo Puccini (“Adesso Voi”)
Produced by: Sam Carrier
Special Effect: Thomas Blanchard
Additional Cinematography: Faraz Mozafarian
Assistant: Kevin Johnson
Production Company: Desillusion

Pro Surfer: Jack Freestone (In Tahiti)

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Voice Over: Charlie Chaplin (“The Dictator”)

“Sable Noir is a concept film & capsule collaboration between Billabong & Desillusion ,
Directed by Sebastien Zanella, Sable Noir takes inspiration from Jack Freestone’s ups & downs and the impulses felt during his first year on the World Surf League.”

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The ocean confronts the mountains,
Folding walls at his feet
And the blackened sand.
We are more than a madman
If one faced the abyss,
And more than a king
If one tames his nightmares.

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Website:  http://dslmag.com/sable-noir

“I Am Different”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed By David Holm (2015)

“I Am Different” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Featuring Photographer Clark Little Directed By David Holm.

Directed by:  David Holm

Director of Photography:  Justin Henning
Water Camera Operator: Don King

Edited by: Josh Bodnar

Sound Design: Joe Mount

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

I Am Different Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed by David Holm in 2015

“Directors Cut for the Nikon project “I am Different” featuring Clark Little. In water video shot in Maui.”

Excerpts from “roll the dice” by Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all theway.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.

isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

I Am Different Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed by David Holm

Websites:  http://clarklittlephotography.com/pages/videos

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“A Perfect Storm”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film With Big Wave Surfer Mark Mathews Directed By Andreas Roth (2015)

“A Perfect Storm” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For O’Neill Featuring Big Wave Surfer Mark Mathews Directed By Andreas Roth.

Directed by: Andreas Roth

Director of Photography:  Roland Stuprich

Original Music and Sound Design by: Christian Vorländer

A Perfect Storm Cinematic Poem Short Surf Film Directed by Andreas Roth in 2015

Client: O’Neill
Production Company: Proper Respect
Written by: Panthalassa Content, Andreas Roth
Creative Director: Sergio Penzo
Service Producer: Tiare Tomaszewski

A Perfect Storm Cinematic Poem Short Surf Film Featuring Mark Mathews Directed by Andreas Roth in 2015

Voice over: Michael Piccirilli
Editor: Anne Beutel
Colorist: Dennis Wieck
Compositing: Christoph Gemeinholzer
Graphic Design: Daniela Garreton
Postproduction Producer: Stephanie Huelsmann
Postproduction: Harvest Digital Agriculture

Starring:   Mark Mathews and Chloe Coles

A Perfect Storm Cinematic Poem Short Surf Film Directed by Andreas Roth

Website:  http://www.andyred.com/

“View From A Blue Moon”: A Cinematic Short Surf Film Trailer Directed By Blake Vincent Kueny (2015)

“View From A Blue Moon” is a Cinematic Short Surf Film Trailer Featuring John Florence and Directed By Blake Vincent Kueny.

Filmed and Directed by:  Blake Vincent Kueny

Created by and Starring:  John Florence

Produced by:  Brain Farm Cinema

View From A Blue Moon Cinematic Surf Short Film Trailer Featuring John Florence Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny in 2015

Narrated by:  John C. Reilly

Original Music by:  Jack Johnson

View From A Blue Moon Cinematic Surf Short Film Trailer Featuring John Florence Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny 2015

“See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, in association with award-winning film studio, Brain Farm. The first surf film shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.”

Website:  http://brainfarmcinema.com/viewfromabluemoon/