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Cinematic Poem “Wine, Poems & Life: Los Toneles Winery”; Directed By Adriano Besso (2014)

Los Toneles Winery in Mendoza, Argentina.

Director. Adriano Besso
Producer. Diego Serrano & Bodega Toneles
Agency. Diego Serrano – Photography & Cinematic Films
Client. Toneles Winery
ScreenPlay. Adriano Besso
DP. Adriano Besso
Glidecam. Adriano Besso
Slider. Adriano Besso
Editor. Adriano Besso
Colorist. Adriano Besso
Voiceover. Mariana Guzzante

Creative Short Film And 2014 BAFTA Award Winner “Room 8”: Directed By James W. Griffiths

Director James W Griffiths received a 2014 BAFTA award for Short Film for Room 8.

Room 8 is one of five different films from the same script: the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series. Seeking to spark the imagination, we asked Oscar winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher to write a short script stripped of any stage direction.
The five most imaginative film entries were picked, produced and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013.

Producer: Sophie Venner
Director of Photography: Magni Agustsson
Production Designer: Peter Francis
Editor: Michael Agglund
Composer: Lennert Busch
Sound Designer: Martin Pavey

 

Creative Short Film “CASTELLO CAVALCANTI”: Produced By Prada & Directed By Wes Anderson

Prada teamed up with the legendary director Wes Anderson to  present an eight minute short film. Castello Cavalcanti starring Jason Schwartzman who as the story unfolds crushes his car into a statue of Jesus Christ, is to become part of director’s classics such as The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom.

Castello Cavalcanti short film comes after Prada’s 2012 collab with Roman Polanski who delivered the much talked about A Therapy, starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Ben Kingsley.

It debuted at the Rome Film Festival on November 13th 2013 as part of the “Special Events Out of Competition” section.

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“Mars at Sunrise”: A Cinematic Documentary Trailer Directed By Jessica Habie (2013)

A story of a war waged on imagination. A painter’s resistance, courage and spirit can never be imprisoned in this highly stylized story of the conflict of two frustrated artists on either side is Israel’s militarized borders.

Directed by:  Jessica Habie

Produced by:  Baher Agbariya

Music Soundtrack by:  Itamar Ziegler and Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box  and Moshen Subhi

Inspired by the creative journey of renowned Palestinian artist in exile Hani Zurob and on true stories and testimonies from the region, we witness expression, confinement, torture, jealousy, courage and freedom as both artists from each culture strive to paint a picture of life surrounded by conflict.

Directed by Jessica Habie, her first feature film. Her documentary works Beyond Blue and Gray and Art and Apathy received awards at several film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, The Cannes Short Film Corner, and Berlinale Talent Campus. Produced by Baher Agbariya. Thirst (Attash) 2004, Last Days in Jerusalem (2011), Man Without a Cell Phone (2010), Omar (2013). Edited by Luis Carballar Amores Perros (2000), Manorca (2008), Sin Nombre (2009), The Devil’s Double (2011), Immigrant (2012). Sound Design by Martin Herndandez, Amores Perros (2000), Babel (2006) Into the Wild (2007), The Loneliest Planet (2011) On the Road (2012).

Starring Ali Suliman as Khaled, Paradise Now (Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film (2005), The Lemon Tree (2008), Pomegranates and Myrrh (2008), The Attack (2012); Guy El Hanan as Eyal, An Israeli radio personality and an accomplished playwright and; Haale Gafori as Azzadeh author of the original poetry featured in Mars At Sunrise.

Soundtrack by Itamar Ziegler and Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box
and Moshen Subhi

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Joseph Conrad Directed By James W. Griffiths (2012)

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth” is a Cinematic Poem Film  shot in Malaysia, with excerpts from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” narrated by Terry Burns, directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director/Producer/Editor – James W. Griffiths

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Director of Photography – Christopher Moon
Sound Design and Mix – Mauricio d’Orey
Music – Lennert Busch
Narrator – Terry Burns

Narration adapted from excerpts from “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad (1899).

“The smell of mud, of primeval mud, by Jove! was in my nostrils, the high stillness of primeval forest was before my eyes; there were shiny patches on the black creek. The moon had spread over everything a thin layer of silver—over the rank grass, over the mud, upon the wall of matted vegetation standing higher than the wall of a temple, over the great river I could see through a sombre gap glittering, glittering, as it flowed broadly by without a murmur. All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself. I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big, was that thing that couldn’t talk, and perhaps was deaf as well. What was in there?”

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Website:  http://www.jwgriffiths.com/

 

“A Solitary World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring H.G. Wells Directed By James W. Griffiths (2014)

“A Solitary World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring excerpts from  H.G. Wells Directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director, Producer, VFX Artist & Colourist:  James W. Griffiths

Director of Photography: Christopher Moon

Editor:  Marianne Kuopanportti

PBS Digital Studios Original Shorts Series Producer:  Matt Vree

Sound Design & Mix:  Mauricio D’Orey

Composer:  Lennert Busch

Narrator:  Terry Burns

Excerpted from the following:

The Time Machine (1895)
The Island of Dr Moreau (1896)
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
In The Days of the Comet (1906)
The World Set Free (1914)

Thanks to A.P. Watt at United Agents on behalf of The Literary Executors of the Estate of H.G. Wells for permission.

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Excerpted text:

A horrible feeling of desolation pinched my heart. I listened rigid but heard nothing but the creep of blood in my ears. Great and shadowy and strange was the world and I drifted solitary through its vast mysteries.

A remote faint question, where I might be, drifted and vanished again in my mind. I found myself standing astonished, my emotions penetrated by something I could not understand.

I felt naked. I felt as perhaps a bird may feel in the clear air knowing the hawk wings above and will swoop.

I began to feel the need of fellowship. I wanted to question, wanted to speak, wanted to relate my experience. What is this spirit in man that urges him forever to depart from happiness, to toil and to place himself in danger?

It was this restlessness, this insecurity perhaps that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expedition. As the hush of the evening crept over the world, the sun touched the mountains and became very swiftly a blazing hemisphere of liquid flame, and sank.

Then, slow and soft and wrapping the world in fold after fold of deepening blue, came the night. And then, the splendor of the sight — in the sky, one bright planet shone kindly and steadily like the face of an old friend. The full temerity of my voyage suddenly came upon me. At last I began to feel the pull of the earth upon my being, drawing me back again to the life that is real, for men.

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