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“Song Of Amergin”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

“Song Of Amergin” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Arnie Hensman

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Music by: Tea Time (“Walking On Clouds”)
Narrated by: Daniella Hensman

The Brú na Bóinne megalithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth take on a mystical aura at most times of the year. The scorched summer landscape of 2018 proved no exception as the monuments appeared more reminiscent of their distant past, when the climate of Ireland was warmer and drier.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Midsummer night at Newgrange sees the setting sun in almost the exact opposite position to the famous winter solstice that lights up the chamber.

The Song of Amergin is considered to be the earliest spoken Irish poem. It is attributed to the Milesian druid and bard, Amergin Glúingel, who is said to have incanted the words over the Boyne Valley hundreds of years before Christianity during the Milesian arrival in Ireland.

This ‘Mystery’ chant, perhaps sums up the area’s mystique most appropriately. He concludes by asking, “Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?”. Recounted in the Leabhar Gabhála or Book of Invasions, it has a philosophical essence paralleling spiritual traditions most certainly unknown to the author. Amergin’s incantation has been interpreted by artists, presidents and world renowned musicians. While many mysteries of the Boyne Valley remain unknown, the words shed light on an ancient people’s quest to make sense of the ambiguities of nature.

The translation used is in keeping with the cadence of the original old irish, and the succinctness of the spoken verse.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Am gáeth i m-muir,
Am tond trethan,
Am fuaim mara,
Am dam secht ndirend,
Am séig i n-aill,
Am dér gréne,
Am cain lubai,
Am torc ar gail,
Am he i l-lind,
Am loch i m-maig,
Am brí a ndai,
Am bri danae,
Am bri i fodb fras feochtu,
Am dé delbas do chind codnu,
Coiche nod gleith clochur slébe?
Cia on co tagair aesa éscai?
Cia du i l-laig fuiniud gréne?
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I am wind on sea
I am ocean wave
I am roar of sea
I am the stag of seven battles
I am an eagle on the cliff
I am a tear of the sun
I am the fairest of plants
I am a wild boar in valour
I am a salmon in the pool
I am a lake in the plain
I am a hill of poetry
I am a word of knowledge
I am the head of the spear in battle
I am the God that puts fire in the head
Who shed light on uncut dolmen?
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?
If Not I

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

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“Pastoral”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat Van Boeckel (2019)

“Pastoral” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pat Van Boeckel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Pat Van Boeckel

Pastoral Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pat van Boeckel (2019)

Music by: Olaf Arnolds
Poem Written by: Józef Czechowicz
Translated by: Anthea Simons

Pastoral Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pat van Boeckel (2019)

“Video-poem made by Pat van Boeckel for Landart festival Polska.”

Pastoral Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pat van Boeckel (2019)

Website: https://patvanboeckel.nl/

“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

“A Search For Home”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Willem van den Heever (2019)

“A Search For Home” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Willem van den Heever.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Willem van den Heever

A Search For Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Willem van den Heever (2019)

Original Music by: Franco Prinsloo
Performed by: Vox Chamber Choir
Featuring: Palmer & Kieran Bridgland
Voices by: Amber and Albert Retief
Final sound mix by Dawid De Villiers

A Search For Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Willem van den Heever (2019)

Poetry by: NP Van Wyk Louw

A Search For Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Willem van den Heever (2019)

“In recent years my restless wanderings around the globe started bringing up a lot of questions within. I started noticing a like-minded generation who left “home” in exchange for the world and perhaps in search of something yet to be found.

A Search For Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Willem van den Heever (2019)

A Search For Home is a visual poetic piece exploring these questions of what “home” really is. Filmed over the course of my travels through South-East Asia in 2019.”

A Search For Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Willem van den Heever (2019)

Website: https://www.willemfilms.com/

 

“Shadow Of A Hurricane”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Shadow Of A Hurricane” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Puerto Rico Featuring Poet Victor Hernández Cruz Directed By Sandra Winther.

Directed by: Sandra Winther

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

Director of Photography: Daniel Stewart
Editor: Ben Suenaga
Music and Sound Design: Raphaël Ajuelos
Production Company: New Land x Iconoclast
Executive Producers: Tjor Brammer Jacobsen and Nils Schwemer
Producers: Sara Samsoe and Katrine Juul Svendsgaard

“This film celebrates a place I’ve come to know well over the years,” says Sandra Winther, the Danish filmmaker kicking off Survival Season—our program of films profiling the consequences of climate change. “Puerto Rico is home to passionate people, packed with mountains, caves, bays and reefs. Enclosed by bright blue water, this enchanting island bursts with the grit of life.”

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, it took the lives of 3000 people and left the island without water and electricity. As the catastrophic effects of climate change continue to threaten every continent, islands have become the most at risk.

 

Puerto Rico, the 1949 poem by Victor Hernández Cruz that extols the virtues of the US territory lays the foundation for Winther’s film. The New York-based director pairs Cruz’s words with moving images of the people, homes and landscapes that belong to the island. “Shadow of a Hurricane captures the striking duality of Puerto Rico,” she says. “It’s a place of both beauty and loss.”

Puerto Rican culture may be unassailable but the island’s infrastructure continues to be vulnerable. Shadow of a Hurricane alludes to this by juxtaposing high-spirited street scenes with remnants of the hurricane’s devastation.

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Following what is considered to be the deadliest natural disaster to hit the island, the population has come together to rebuild as much as they can, as fast as they can,” says Winther. “But the threat still looms, not just here but amongst all coastal communities around the globe.”

Shadow of a Hurricane forms part of Survival Season, our special program charting the impact of human exploitation of the earth. Taking inspiration from the four classical elements—earth, air, water, fire—the films profile weather-beaten islands, the desolation of the earth’s natural resources, oceans clogged with plastics, and fires that rage as a consequence of global warning. Each film is a creative response to the harrowing effects of climate change, while reminding audiences that only humanity can be the fulcrum for transformation.”

Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“Puerto Rico” by Victor Hernández Cruz

Born on a turf
a medieval remnant
Owned by the United States
it was almost water
So minute the earthen formation,
barely rock,
a swift of natura intention
geologic lift forgot the mud load
as the rising slow, eruption
popped
peep there it is piedra Caribe,
world mapmakers save
on the ink,
what minuscule elaboration
bays, lakes,
hidden caves
landscape, chains of mountains
opening blue neck of sky
mounted glued
alongside other Hispano-Caribbean isles
Santo Domingo/embracing Haiti
Cuba bird snake long.
Spanish-African movement.
the Federation which
Betances the doctor clambered for
the Hispania Antilles,
intellectual political Independence.
Some letter bestowing Puerto Rico
sovereignty
from the Spanish Crown
the United States no desire
to open that envelope.
Betances visionary mestizo
Paris his doctors’ foot.
The epoch of gold
when on the island with my son
we made home,
in the neighborhood of
the tobacconists
Aguas Buenas
on a street called Antorcha
a socialist flame
of the independentistas
workers barrio of chichales.
My family there Generations.
The mornings waking my son
for school,
watching him become a man,
awakening sense to life,
his first girl kisses
that pretty brown girl
primer girlfriend
I spotted them once
wrapped round each other,
like two bacalaito fritters
tangled,
later my mother cooked
Red beans and plantain tostones
along with yellow rice sparked with corn,
The island was this sofrito flavor for me,
bolero music of my mother
she grew sadness with the lyrics
wondering of all the lost loves,
memories illusions making
efforts to materialize,
see them almost
like bridges hanging out
from her eyes.
Days were
found her in tears
lonely in her room
Fragrance of Florida water
circulating blue colcha,
picture of her mother
and father above bed,
nothing was ever coming,
the only future was the end.
The Caribbean is everywhere
lost within us,
trapped in kitsch glorious
rooms of plasticity jails,
so much grime ‘’tween
the beauty contra-la-danza,
René Marqués our writer
Belched out
“Condenao mar, tanta agua
Y no limpia nah”
Through the bullets
flying now in panoramic tropical
scenarios,
Mother kept singing,
as esperanza, gently vibrato
hope like a white 
Garza landing upon a cadaver.
Humming
songsforever
soothing.
convinced
she would meet
everyone she knew
in heaven again.
Singing boleros
café con leche,
Pastelillos de Guayaba.
To the bad times,
give a happy face,
place a red amapola
in your black dark hair.
Revive the mummies,
the dead,
burst the bodies
out of the coffins
let’s all walk to the plaza
this final time
paint with silver starlight
the ancient songs
in night sky,
Rain Again
What never commenced
Comes to a finale. 
Shadow Of A Hurricane Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Sandra Winther (2019)

“King Of The Open Field”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By James Partridge (2019)

“King Of The Open Field” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Delfín Sánchez Juárez Directed By James Partridge.

Produced and Directed by: James Partridge

King Of The Open Field Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By James Partridge 2019

Producer: Mariana Piña Marin
Cinematography by: Gerardo Guerra
Editor: James Stubbs

Voice Over: Pablo Barba Rodríguez
Poem: Delfín Sánchez Juárez

Sound Design: Fred Pearson
Colourist: Thomas Mangham
Production Manager / 1st AD: Julio Bobadilla
1st AC/Focus Puller: Jorge Salas
2nd AC / Best Boy: Friedman Valencia
Drone Pilot: Antonio Bayardo
DIT: Joe Castañeda
Edit Producer: Nikki Porter
Post Production: Final Cut
Sound Producer: Matej Oreskovic
Sound Production: Machine Sound
Colour Producer: Ellie Thwaites and Sam Wood

King Of The Open Field Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By James Partridge 2019

“King of the Open Field, a sensuous look at the Mexican Charro. Galloping horses, wild bulls and misty landscapes; a mythic horseman on the horizon performing a brutal dance between man and beast, keeping centuries old traditions alive.”

King Of The Open Field Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By James Partridge 2019

Website: https://jamespartridge.com/

 

 

“Letters Home – Eric Ravilious”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019)

“Letters Home – Eric Ravilious” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams.

Produced, Written and Directed by: Andy Williams

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

 

Editing and Cinematography: James King
Co-Writer: Selso Xisto
Graphics by: Simon Kristall
Audio Recording by: Offset Audio
Production Company: Vamonos Productions

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

Actress (Tirzah Garwood): Nia Roberts

Voice of Eric Ravilious: Tom Bateman

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

“The Illustrator, designer and painter, Eric Ravilious, became a war artist in 1939. This film is inspired by the letters he wrote home to his wife and fellow artist Tirzah Garwood.”

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

It was more lovely than words can say,
Flying over the moors today in an open plane.
Just floating on great, curly clouds.
Perfectly still and cool.

The lighthouse at Beachy Head,
An immense bar of light is
Splendid and must be done.

How I love the South Downs in winter.
I love its definite shapes, its
Bleached greens and browns so attuned
To the stiff brush of my watercolors.

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

Watch the “long version” below:

Letters Home - Eric Ravilious Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Andy Williams (2019) 

Website: https://www.behance.net/vamonos

“Journey Of Light With Albert Watson – Japan”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

“Journey Of Light With Albert Watson – Japan” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire.

EDITED AND DIRECTED BY: Ryan Mcguire

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Žiga Zupančič
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cutters Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: AML

ART DIRECTOR: David Morgan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
ASSISTANT CREATOR: Freddy Capogreco (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
STORY DIRECTORS: Ryan Mcguire, David Morgan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
LEAD PRODUCER: Kyohei Fujita (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
ASSISTANT PRODUCERS: Setsuna Go (Cutters Studios Tokyo), Anna Liu
LEAD DESIGNER: Käthrine Yan (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
1ST AC: Jymi Best
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: Yusaku Yasuda (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
COLORIST: Matic Prusnik
COLOR ASSISTANT: Karol Kaczorowski (Cutters Studios Tokyo)
SOUND DESIGNER/MIXER: Mike Regan
COMPOSER: Sam Billen
MUSIC HOUSE: Primary Color Music
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Aoi Matsumura, Kakeru Takeuchi (Cutters Studios Tokyo)

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

KYOYO UNIT
LINE PRODUCER: Yoji Yamaguchi
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ryuichi Sawada
GAFFER: Haruki Ohori
GRIP: Shingo Yamamoto, Yuya Mita
LOCATION MANAGER: Tetsuya Hayashi, Munehira Takada
PRECISION DRIVER: Tetsuya Hayashi
SOUND RECORDIST: Ken Harada
INTERVIEWERS: Ryan Mcguire, David Morgan
ART DEPARTMENT: Kana Ueno
DRIVERS: Dai Inada, Yuya Suminokura

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

“JOURNEY OF LIGHT (EPISODE 2) is a BMW FILM shot in Japan/Kyoto. It’s a celebration of the legendary portrait photographer Albert Watson and how he sees the world.”

Journey Of Light With Albert Watson - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo For BMW Directed By Ryan Mcguire (2019)

Watch “JOURNEY OF LIGHT WITH ALBERT WATSON – NEW YORK” BELOW:

Website: http://www.zigaman.co/

“Human Architecture”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Karim Shaaban (2019)

“Human Architecture” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Karim Shaaban.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Karim Shaaban

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Written by: Jana el Sokkary
VO: David Warner
Sound Design: Fady Garas & Gareth Wood
Sound Mix: Gareth Wood
Music: Khaled El Kammar
Sound Studio: The Sound Company UK
Grading: Ahmed Essam

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

“Cities breathe. They are as alive and individualistic as people. They change from heaviness to lightness and lightness to heaviness in the speed of thought and bring out different sides of inhabitants to the surface.

They are life set in concrete, listen closely and you will hear them sigh.

Through the film, I wanted to make a visual comparison between lightness and heaviness. I travelled to Iceland and Hong Kong trying to visually understand what does it mean to be heavy and busy and compare it to emptiness and lightness.”

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Cities are People.
Some are older than sin.
Others are insecure,
And fickle adolescents
Learning which roads to cross.
No road signs anywhere,
Just streets stretching ahead
Like millions of veins to
Keep us going to wherever
Home is.

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Website: http://www.karimshaaban.com/humanarch