One continuous shot following graffiti writer Sofles on a wander through Melbourne.
This video was made possible to an amazing group of people, who came together to help us celebrate and pay homage to the Collingwood and Fitzroy area of Melbourne. Our goal was to create one continuous drone shot, captured in one take. The amazing team from Swarm UAV pulled it off.
Here you have the result, along with words by the brilliant poet and author Omar Musa.
Original soundtrack by Erin McKimm.
Thanks to all the artists who came down to be a part of this video, the support team of assistants, Easey’s, Everfresh Studio and everyone else who makes Collingwood such an amazing place.
Directed by Selina Miles selinamiles.com
Featuring Sofles sofles.com
Aerial Cinematography by Swarm UAV swarmuav.com.au
Music by Erin McKimm erinmckimm.com/
Spoken Word by Omar Musa facebook.com/omarmusaqbn/
“The Awakening” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poem By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî Filmed and Directed By Ivan Maria Friedman.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ivan Maria Friedman
Music Composed by: Richard Wagner (“Das Rheingold, Scene I: Vorspiel”)
Actress and Narrator: Elena Samuylova
By Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî (1207-1273)
In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love
I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song
Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
made me recall everything
You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.
But it is you who keeps me alive
Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.
A short film celebrating Compton, the city that inspired 2016 GRAMMY nominee Kendrick Lamar featuring a spoken word version of his track Alright.
Watch the original video here