Twisted | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Twisted . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Tales Grow Longer
by j.kiley

Twister gave clear blasts
Tearing memories and dreams
Legends changed them all

© j.kiley ’17

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Twisted | Jay Cheel

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Narrative . Nature . People
Length . . . 15m 20s

In 1996, an urban legend was born when the Can-View Drive-In was hit by a tornado during a screening of the movie Twister. The story spread throughout town and the unbelievable event was covered by national media. But what’s most amazing is … it might not have happened.

S~U~R | a short film

“S~U~R is an experimental film that was produced during the last months aside our daily projects.

When working on it we were offered a great creative freedom that provided the chance of refining our skills towards new technologies.

Your main goal was to create an aesthetic visual language which should build a dreamlike atmosphere.” Andreas Barden

A sensual stimulation of visual changes. Enjoyable to the psyche and the eyes. It’s short and pleasantly surprising. – j.kiley

S~U~R from Andreas Barden

The Night the Moon Fell | a short film

All I can possibly say is what a huge surprise from such a short film of 2m 40s. I could add it is animated and about a young boy with a telescope who is awaiting Santa Claus to arrive. From here on if more is sought out from the story – it is better to watch the video. – j.kiley


The Night the Moon Fell

Rated . . . PG (Content)
Genre . . . Sci-Fi | Supernatural
Length . . . 2m 40s

A short animated film about a curious boy.
Created by . . . John Bashyam (
Produced by . . . Tom Leach (
CG Supervisor . . . Justin Denton (
Original Music . . . James Craft
Sound Design . . . Taylor Blaine
Timmy’s Mom . . . Anisha Karur
Additional Animation . . . Hunter Gibson
Concept Art . . . Julia VanderPoel
Character Concepts . . . Julian Kay
Additional Textures . . . Julia VanderPoel, Andre Soschinski
Bedroom Wallpaper Art . . . Sera Holland (
Bedroom Poster Art . . . Benjamin Garner, Moustafa Khamis
Additional Models . . . Andre Soschinski, Giancarlo Vollucci,,,
End Metal Song . . . Baring Teeth for Revolt by Goatwhore
“After debuting at Raindance, Cinequest, and being featured on Funny or Die, I’ve decided to put the film online. Hope you all enjoy!”

PARADISE . . . Delights | a short film

PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

“Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves – unlike Bosch’s version, where all individuals more or less look the same. From a horny Hello Kitty to a coke hunting penis snake. From an incarnate spybot to headless fried chickens.

These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them altogether in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in, you can watch it for hours.

‘Paradise’ was commissioned by the MOTI Museum in The Netherlands for the exhibition New Delights, which is part of the Hieronymus Bosch 500-year anniversary. A gigantic video installation of this work was exhibited in the Museum but ended on the 31st of December 2016.”

See this amazing feat carried off perfectly and what a delight to view. A trippy visual/mind connective experience. – j.kiley


PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights

We created a new and animated interpretation of ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch (it’s this painting: The Garden of Earthly Delights on Wikipedia). We were chosen to go crazy on the middle panel. So we did… in 4K! It is also an infinite loop in 4K. 4K 4K 4K!!!

Leningrad – Kolshik | a short film

The film opens with a woman singing an intense song in Russian. Cool! Goes well with the activity on the screen.

What an unusual experience. Don’t want to give any hints – just a glowing recommendation for film lovers who find originally to their taste. Also – recommend opening to full screen with sound up. Watch closely as the film progresses. Important to keep in mind a detailed recount of the action. ‘Leningrad – Kolshik’ and the song blend well as the tension and aghast minds in your head are being blow away. The singer infuses a passionate element to the building of the changing images occurring on the screen.

This film really trips my mind out. No idea what I was about to see could have prepared me for what was happening in the amazing visuals. Toking is advised but not necessary. Trip out is the word here. Have a majorly spellbinding experience. Hope it works for you. Short films do sometimes carry a wallop. Cheers. ‘It’s all just a ride.’
– j.kiley

Leningrad – Kolshik

Rate . . . PG (Material Is Questionable For Children)
Genre . . . Action | Thriller | Explosive
Length . . . 4m 19s

Director – Ilya Naishuller
Produced by Dimitry Mouraviev and Ekaterina Knonekno
Art director – Petr Bndarenko
DoP – Henry Meder

Visions In Motion

Visions In Motions © j.kiley

Visions In Motions © j.kiley

by j.kiley

a vision subtle
guides sight expressions
to record originals
a moment begins

evidence inside sight
still interpretations
when in motion
reveal a way

a worn-less path
a mystical quest
to unveil mysteries
in want of attraction

© j.kiley 17
Free verse
the magnificent troubadour

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast – US Official Trailer

Emma Watson . . . Belle
Dan Stevens . . . Beast

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.