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“I Know My Soul”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt (2020)

“I Know My Soul” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem by Claude McKay  Directed By Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt.

Director: Douglas Bernardt

Director of Photography: Adolpho Veloso
Editor: Victor Cohen
Colorist: Bleach Films / Sergio Pasqualino

Produced by Stink Films Shanghai
Shot in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I Know My Soul” by Claude McKay (1889 – 1948)

I plucked my soul out of its secret place,
And held it to the mirror of my eye,
To see it like a star against the sky,
A twitching body quivering in space,
A spark of passion shining on my face.
And I explored it to determine why
This awful key to my infinity
Conspires to rob me of sweet joy and grace.
And if the sign may not be fully read,
If I can comprehend but not control,
I need not gloom my days with futile dread,
Because I see a part and not the whole.
Contemplating the strange, I’m comforted
By this narcotic thought: I know my soul.


“Trading Nirvana”: A Cinematic Short Film In Southeast Asia Directed By Ryan Emond (2013)

“Trading Nirvana” is a Cinematic Short Film In Southeast Asia Directed By Ryan Emond.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ryan Emond

Music by:  Evenings (“Babe” Remixed by Shigeto)

“Trading Nirvana made itself up as I went along. I focused on shooting interesting situations, and tried to allow each scene to tell its own story rather than conforming to something preconceived. The result is a collection of meaningful experiences that give a different perspective on everyday situations. I augmented the shots by playing them both backwards and forwards, sped up and slowed down.”

Trading Nirvana cinematic short film in Southeast Asia directed by Ryan Emond 2014

Filmed in: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Website:  http://www.reemond.com/