1. Spitting Ink


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    ....In this documentary we tried to capture the essence of the poetry, as well as the poets who define the streets of New York. The film made its premiere at the International IDFA festival and has screened at various film festivals since. Spitting Ink follows eight spoken word artists as they traverse the streets, perform in situ, and talk about their motivation to write. It was a chance encounter with a poet that led us to the streets of NY with a 16mm camera, an old DAT recorder and short-end rolls of film. We thought it would be interesting to film poets on location and cut portraits out of it. We did it without plan or budget because we're not serious filmmakers. Most of the footage was already shot 7 years ago, but without knowing what to do with it, the footage got shelved. Only later we edited the footage down to all the bits that interested us and from there a story line organically evolved. Synopsis; In the United States, a poetry subculture has grown up around a group of young, spoken-word artists. Although the work they produce is widely diverse, it tends to have a strong affinity with contemporary social reality and urban culture. The poets' work is not aimed at a mass audience, and they perform in small clubs. Each of them has found his or her own way to focus the power of the spoken word. Spitting Ink is a portrait of some of these artists. Interviews and live performances are interspersed with images of the streets of New York -- not the orderly, well-to-do neighborhoods, but their lively and sometimes dilapidated backstreet counterparts, with their graffiti-covered walls, subway trains, and bars. Spoken-word artist Mike Ladd speaks about this poetry's origins and background (its roots in gospel and other forms) and about how it reached a turning point with the arrival of rap. Beau Sia creates poetry both to impress the girls and to rebut prejudices about his Asiatic roots; Celena Glenn only writes once a year, when her head is full to overflowing and dozens of poems suddenly stream out. original title: SPITTING INK - www.spittingink.com writers / directors / producers: RALPH DE HAAN LARS SIEMENS production company: HAZAZAH PICTURES - www.hazazahpictures.com featuring: ROGER BONAIR AGARD BONAFIDE ROJAS BEAU SIA CELENA GLENN MIKE LADD BEANS BANG BANG - www.astrokid.me RAMMELLZEE - www.gothicfuturism.com narration writers: ERIC THOMAS GUERRIERI RALPH DE HAAN narration voice: ERIC THOMAS GUERRIERI lighting camera men: WOUTER WESTENDORP IGOR MARTINOVIC -www.igormartinovic.com PIERRE COLONNA - www.pierrotcolonna.com MARK SCHWARTZBARD - www.markschwartzbard.com RALPH DE HAAN editors: ARTHUR IVENS - www.21jumpcut.nl MANUEL ROMBLEY sound men: RALPH DE HAAN LARS SIEMENS JIM TAIHUTTU titles design: NIELS SHOE MEULMAN - www.nielsshoemeulman.com titles animation: EAVAN AIKEN JEROEN KRIELAARS ERIK VERHULST DAVE DE VAAL LENNART VAN KRALINGEN PAUL POSTMA telecine & grading: DAPHNE MAIERNA POSTOFFICE - www.postoffice.nl audio post production: MICHIEL MULLINK JOEP MEIJBURG THE AMBASSADORS SOUND - www.theambassadors.nl ORIGINAL MUSIC: "music for tanks" mike ladd vernacular homicide "the awakening of woman (burnout)" cinematic orchestra man with a movie camera "I'll melt you" the beans shock city maverick "new meaning" the ramm:ell:zee this is what you made me "in perspective” mike ladd negrophilia "interior street" death comet crew featuring the ramm:ell:zee this is riphop "exterior street" death comet crew featuring the ramm:ell:zee this is riphop "housewives at play” mike ladd nostalgialator "evolution (Versao Portuense)" cinematic orchestra cinematic orchestra

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      • A Life of Your Choosing


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        The life of a dog, in his own perspective. A short film in spoken word form by Miles Levin, Original score by Jackson Rosenfeld. Film Festival Screenings: Moonrise Flim Festival, British Columbia- August 2014 Flagstaff Film Festival, Arizona- October 2014 Animal Film Festival, California- February 2015 Shot on Canon 60D with Magic Lantern Sigma 35mm 1.4 (ART) Canon 85mm 1.8 Canon 50mm 1.4 Visioncolor picture style used. All rights reserved.

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        • Andrea Gibson - Say Yes


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          Andrea Gibson performing Say Yes at RISD, October 8th 2011

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          • Line In The Sand by Kate Tempest


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            Line In The Sand Written and Performed by Kate Tempest Director of Photography - Max Williams Art Director - Tim Gibson 1st AD - Nick Goulden 2nd AD - Suzanne London Sound - Tom Allan 2nd Camera Op - James Harrison Make Up Artist - Sal Alcott 1st Assistant Camera - Max Burton 2nd Assistant Camera - Peter Dayer-Smith Runner - Michael Kinsella-Perks Editor - Joe Roberts Colourist - Alex Berry Producer - Joe Roberts Executive Producers - Apples and Snakes & Keen City Director - Joe Roberts Special Thanks to: George Lane Tom Moody Paul Williams The Birds Nest Pub Chicken Plus Archie Marsh & Ferry Lawrenson Line in the Sand is out now on 'Patterns' Kate Tempest's new book/CD release. available from Kate at gigs or from http://www.katetempest.co.uk or http://www.soundofrum.com/katetempest

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            • i am learning how to be a flower


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              the deeper meaning & vision behind Lotus Wei as portrayed in an original poem written & performed by Dominque Ashaheed :: poet, teacher, mama, international women's slam poetry champion 2012 + 2014

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              • ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM in series: Live At Other Music


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                Other Music are long time supporters of Antipop, so there was a lot of love in the room for the re-united line-up. They dropped some glimpses of new material on fans, and talked about plans for a 2009 release. digital.othermusic.com http://www.warprecords.com/antipop/ digforfire.tv

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                • Lexicon Polaroid - Pop Culture (Video Sketch)


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                  Video work inspired by the poem, "Pop Culture," for the February issue of Lexicon Polaroid. Video by Big Pauper (http://djpz.com) http://lexiconpolaroid.tumblr.com Pop Culture (writer unknown) 1 his stomach growled and spoke for us all—or, no—stomachs full and heads empty and our mouths took nothing in and could not even push out air 2 holy howls called us dead beats. we found our new graves full of mirror glass 3 Great Bubble Generation! this iridescent adolescence can only collapse 4 hollow space invites me unaware of what I was emptying into it 5 6 a mirror contains no space of its own despite the window looking into your room 7 when we meet death knocks a little door in us

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                  • Kinetic Type - Sarah Kay


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                    My first go at kinetic typography, made to Sarah Kay's poem "If I should Have A Daughter"

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                    • SOCK HOP by Anis Mojgani


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                      Anis Mojgani performs SOCK HOP at Elastic Arts in Chicago, Illinois. Part of a Write Bloody authors' showcase.

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