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!”


vitreous | robert seidel | experimental film 2015

a vision I saw in my mind of a painting I wanted to create.
this is it in action form as it grows into all it would become.

The motion in painting, for me, is free style like free verse. I see where it takes me and my mind tries to catch up with where we are going.

I must note some of the colors are not ones I would choose to paint with but the general idea. Somewhere in my mind I choose the colors I want to use in a painting and then I see how well they work for what I am trying to express in my mind. It’s a wild thing when a painting draws out what you want to be seen. – kiley

VITREOUS: the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, or glossiness

Terry Pratchett’s THE DUEL

A magical library with ample room for wizards mucking about. In this ego driven tale of fate, two wizards get sorted out. How can one go wrong with Terry Pratchett and 3D animation. Have fun! – kiley

Terry Pratchett’s THE DUEL

The Duel is a short film inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

The film was created and directed by Giant Animation as part of the Animation Hub, a work experience programme set up for students to work on live projects.

Directed by: Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper and Sean Mullen
Produced by: Giant Animation
Client: Animation Hub, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin & the Irish Film Board.
Mucked about by: Terry Pratchett
Film music by: Paul Lynch of Mutiny (

The Key Into Tomorrow

weekly writing prompt #5

stream | fiction | collect | act | key

Weekly Writing Prompt #5
Week of 5th October 2015

books in time shawn used in slides

Books In Time – Anonymous

The Key Into Tomorrow

The key opens the magic door
Holding back the mysteries
Good and evil, dark and light
Soon all will be revealed

Be who you are inside
Who you want to be outside
If you act the part in time
It may make the fantasies real

Stream flowing consciousness
Words transform the page
Hidden truths revealed to light
Recorded from the dark of night

The story needing to be told
Comes flooding out of reality
Translating in our minds a fantasy
Imagination transforming fiction

Collecting dreams forgotten
Feeding on lost memories
Forcing them to be strangers
As times past grow into tomorrow

© jk 2015