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“The Road Not Taken”: Robert Frost Cinematic Poem Commercial For Ford Directed By Exit Films’ Mark Molloy (2009)

“The Road Not Taken” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Commercial Featuring Poet Robert Frost for Ford in New Zealand Directed by Mark Molloy.

Directed By:  Mark Molloy

Agency: JWT, Auckland
Executive Creative Director: Angus Hennah
Production Company: Exit Films, Melbourne
Director: Mark Molloy
Producer: Wilf Sweetland
DP: Greig Fraser
Post-Production: Fin Design, Sydney

Music written & produced by:  Andrew Callaghan

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The voiceover in this ad is a reading of Robert Frost’s poem of the same name, while the pictures tell the story of a man and all the possible lives he could lead. An emotive piano soundtrack for this ad that reaches through the gamut of emotions felt in life – tenderness, despair, quietude, determination, and everything in between.

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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“All The Way”: A Cinematic Poem Adaptation Of Charles Bukowski By Willem Martinot (2013)

Directed and Filmed By:   Willem Martinot

Based on “roll the dice” by Charles Bukowski
Voice: Tom O’Bedlam
Music: Tony Anderson
Shot in Andalusia, Spain
Actor and assistant: Imre Tigchelaar

“roll the dice”

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

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
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.

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“We Are Poets”: Trailer For Documentary Film Is A Cinematic Poem From Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi (2012)

WE ARE POETS presents a moving and poignant story of youth, art and freedom of expression. It intimately follows six teenage poets from youth literary group, Leeds Young Authors, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices: the world’s most prestigious Poetry Slam competition.

Directed By:   Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi

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From their inner city lives in northern England, to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the team explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation as they take on the world and prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime. Imaginative, honest and deeply personal, WE ARE POETS reveals a unique portrait of modern Britain and a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.

Winner Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Winner Best Documentary Award, Darklight Film Festival
Winner Goethe Film Prize, Zebra Festival Berlin
Winner Audience Award, Univerciné Film Festival
Official Selection, Guadalajara International Film Festival
Official Selection, New Zealand Doc Edge
Official Selection, Bradford International Film Festival
Official Selection, Sottodiciotto International Film Festival
Gala presentation, Leeds Young People’s Film Festival

Contact:
contact@wearepoets.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7950596922
wearepoets.co.uk

 

“Sea Fever”: A Cinematic Poem Surf Short Film From Tim Davies (2013)

A Tim Davies Production, shot in the UK and Ireland. Winner of Best Short at 2013 London Surf Film Festival.

Directed and Filmed By:  Tim Davies

Music By:   Massive Attack – A Prayer for England

Poem “Sea Fever” By:  John Masefield

“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.”

“Flicker”: A Cinematic Poem Creative Short Film Trailer From Director Bouha Kazmi (2013)

FLICKER, a film by BOUHA KAZMI

Director / Bouha Kazmi

Poem by / Isabella Roehm (Wendy Goldman Rohm)
Narrated by / Austin James Jr.

Executive Producers: Lee Evans, Robert Stevenson, Spencer Walker, Ali Hussain, Karl Bareham
Producer / Sarah Tognazzi
Starring / Victoria Klemme
Director of Photography / Sam Brown

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

2013 Young Director Award at Cannes Lions – Nominated
2013 Raindance Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Aesthetica Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival – Official Selection
2014 London Short Film Festival – Official Selection
2014 Macon Film Festival – Official Selection

“Vanaka – Silver Girl”: Cinematic Music Short Film Produced By J.R. Richards & Directed By Min Reid (2013)

Silver Girl was all shot on location in the Highlands, Scotland, UK.

Song Written By:  Stacey Fergusson (ASCAP) & J.R. Richards (ASCAP)

DIRECTOR: Min Reid

Silver Girl Scotland
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Don Fergusson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Stacey Fergusson
PRODUCER: J.R. Richards
PRODUCER: Min Reid
MUSIC PRODUCER: J.R. Richards

VANAKA is:
Don Fergusson – Founder. Vocals. Bass
Stacey Fergusson – Founder. Vocals. Song Writer
Jon Payne – Founder. Vocals. Guitar

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Featuring On “Silver Girl”:
Hollye Jacobs – Cameo Appearance
Oriana Sanders – Lead Vocals
Eric Iverson – Drums

Oriana Sanders

 

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“Pass On”: Cinematic Performance Poetry By Michael Lee (2012)

Written and Performed by:  Michael Lee

Directed by:  Josh Thacker

“Pass On”

When searching for the lost remember 8 things.
1.
We are vessels.
We are rooms.
We are so much less important than the things inside of us.
We are circuit boards
swallowing the electricity of life upon birth.
It wheels through us creating every moment,
the pulse of a story, the soft hums of labor and love.
In our last moment it will come rushing
from our chests and be given back to the wind.
When we die. We go everywhere.

 

2.
Newton said energy is neither created nor destroyed.
In the halls of my middle school I can still hear
my friend Stephen singing his favorite song.
In the gymnasium I can still hear
the way he dribbled that basketball like it was a mallet
and the earth was a xylophone.
With an ear to the Atlantic I can hear
the Titanic’s band playing her to sleep,
Music. Wind. Music. Wind.
If you listen to the wind and don’t hear a thousand years of music, you’re not listening hard enough.

3.
The day my grandfather passed away there was the strongest wind,
I could feel his gentle hands blowing away from me.
I knew then they were off to find someone
who needed them more than I did.
On average 1.8 people on earth die every second.
There is always a gust of wind somewhere.

4.
The day Stephen was murdered
everything that made us love him rushed from his knife wounds
as though his chest were an auditorium
his life an audience leaving single file.
Every ounce of him has been
wrapping around this world in a windstorm
I have been looking for him for 9 years.

5.
Our bodies are nothing more than hosts to a collection of brilliant things.
When someone dies I do not weep over polaroids or belongings,
I begin to look for the lightning that has left them,
I feel out the strongest breeze and take off running.

6.
After 9 years I found Stephen.
I passed a basketball court in Boston
the point guard dribbled like he had a stadium roaring in his palms
Wilt Chamberlain pumping in his feet,
his hands flashing like x-rays,
a cross-over, a wrap-around
rewinding, turn-tables cracking open,
camera-men turn flash bulbs to fireworks.
Seven games and he never missed a shot,
his hands were luminous.
Pulsing. Pulsing.
I asked him how long he’d been playing,
he said nine 9 years

7.
The theory of six degrees of separation
was never meant to show how many people we can find,
it was a set of directions for how to find the people we have
lost.

I found your voice Stephen,
found it in a young boy in Michigan who was always singing,
his lungs flapping like sails
I found your smile in Australia,
a young girls teeth shining like the opera house in your neck,
I saw your one true love come to life on the asphalt of Boston.

8.
We are not created or destroyed,
we are constantly transferred, shifted and renewed.
Everything we are is given to us.
Death does not come when a body is too exhausted to live
Death comes, because the brilliance inside us can only be contained for so long.
We do not die. We pass on, pass on the lightning burning through our throats.
when you leave me I will not cry for you
I will run into the strongest wind I can find
and welcome you home.

 

“Anamnesia: A Loss Of Forgetfulness”: A New Cinema Sci-Fi Animated Short Film Directed By David Wexler (2013)

TeachingMachine production,  in association with the Institute for Cinema Studies,  presented by Brainfeeder:

“ANAMNESIA : a loss of forgetfulness”

Anamnesia Short Film

Director / Animator:  David Wexler ( Strangeloop )

Assistant Director:   Micah Nelson

Producer:   Jake Bloch

Executive Producer:   Wai Trask

Story by:   Strangeloop and Darryl Cobb
*with a special acknowledgement to Leigh J. McCloskey

String compositions & Arrangements:  Gavin Gamboa & Jake Bloch

Websites:

http://anamnesia.net/

http://projects.teachingmachine.tv/

“Huayhuash”: Action Sports Short Film Of Mountain Biking Directed By Joey Schusler (2014)

In the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more than a truly genuine experience. The goal: to circumnavigate one of the most wonderful and wicked mountain ranges in the world – the Huayhuash, by bicycle.

Director: Joey Schusler
Filming: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson
Written By: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Narration: Joey Schusler

Edit: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Design: Thomas Woodson & Human Design
Music: Thomas Kenny & Marmoset Music
Sound Design: Keith White Audio & Ryan Prater
Produced By: Joey Schusler
Executive Producers: Bike Magazine, 5Point Film, Human Design
With Support From: Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics, 5 Point Film, Bike Magazine
In Association With: Outdoor Research, Big Agnes, CamelBak, GoPro, The Feed, Revelate Designs, Big Tree Farms

Website:  http://huayhuash.bikemag.com/

“Native Boy: Law Of The Jungle”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer From Director Henry Roosevelt (2013)

A retired firefighter brings turned author brings a magical story to life. A story about a boy on a quest to capture the sun.

Directed by:   Henry Roosevelt

MUSIC: Kid Cudi – Destination: Mother Moon
POEM: Rudyard Kipling – Law of the Jungle

“Native Boy” is a short film due out in 2013 with exclusive engagements beginning in April, 2013.