I was honored to create a film poem for the Poetry Storehouse ( website closed) First Anniversary Contest along with two other filmmakers. We were asked to create a film and poets were to submit new poems in response to the films.
Jessica Piazza, one of the judges of the poetry portion of the contest told Moving Poems;
"At the Poetry Storehouse, we believe multi-genre work is truly special. The best ekphrastic art will draw from the spirit of two (or more) separate works to truly create something new, ideally allowing the very best of multiple genres to shine in a single work. …I was excited to see the new life our entrants would breathe into our video offerings. How would they respond, I wondered, to Lori Ersolmaz’s semi-expressionist land- and water-scapes? We could not be happier with the answer to that question. We were looking for poems of individual merit, of course, but more importantly we wanted pieces that paired with the visual imagery to tease out ideas, nuances and feelings that neither poem nor video could evoke on its own. And we found them."
Backward Like a Ghost, by Amy Miller was the overall winner in the category based on my film. Also, Muscle Memory, runner-up by Michael Biegner was chosen, as well.
Take a look at how different audio, words, narration, music and motion graphics alter the overall tone, emotion and feeling. It was a fantastic visual journey to take with these talented poets.
You can read more about my artistic process and how I used the film as a social commentary at Moving Poems Magazine.