Falling Lessons: Erasure One
By Beth Copeland
My father steps into a field of lost
sensation, sunflowers, a yellow star.
He lives in the garden without maps.
My father dreams through
what he feels and believes is real.
He loses his memory, his flesh,
his child with seawater eyes.
He forgets the fog.
We forgot to speak and snow was falling
on blue mountains, a vein
of childhood, blood, and sorrow.
I walk into this memory when my thoughts
start falling into a funnel, when I’m failing
to love, falling into a freeze-frame
where time fades like the flurry
of furious wings. I fall.
A poem by Beth Copeland adapted by Anh Vu for Motionpoems. motionpoems.org
A film by: ANH VU
Executive Producers: TODD BOSS, EGG CREATIVE, AMANDA MILLER, and LYDIA HOLNESS
Produced by: NICK READ
Director of Photography: EDWARD C. DAVID
Editor: JESSE COANE
A poem by: BETH COPELAND
Daughter: MEAGAN LEE FARRELL
Father: JEFF HACKENBERGER
First Assistant Camera: JOHN LARSON
Gaffer: ZEYNEP OGUZ CATAL
Production Coordinator: FAITH FLYNN
New Business Producer: MATT CREEDEN
Casting Director: KRISTEN PALADINO
Sound Design: EGG MUSIC
Audio Finishing: EGG MUSIC
Original Score: JOHN HERMANSON
VO Record Facility: SOUND LOUNGE
VO Record Engineer: PETER CRIMI
Color Grading Facility: NICE SHOES
Colorist: PHIL CHOE
Flame Artist: HYUNJEEN LEE
Flame Artist: CLAIRE PEREIRA DE SOUZA
PSYOP, CORI COOPERIDER, LAURA MORRIS, STEVE INTRABARTOLA, JESSICA DRENNAN, CANDICE THOMPSON, CLAIRE MCGIRR, LARRY HORDNER, SASHA TSYRLIN, DAVE CLARK, JOHN BOWMAN, MICHAEL NEITHARDT, and ADORAMA RENTAL