Filmed in Montenegro, Romania, and the U.S., "Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful" is a poetry film made for the poem of the same name by American poet Eliot Michl. Michl narrates her poem and appears in various stages of her life throughout the film.
“Don’t Tell Me I’m Beautiful” was chosen as an Official Selection of the 2018 Juteback Poetry Film Festival.
JPFF is Colorado’s only poetry film festival and one of only two poetry film festivals screening in the U.S. today. View stills from the film.
Filmed in the Netherlands and the U.S., "School of Life" is a poetry film by American poet Eliot Michl to accompany her poem of the same name.
"School of Life" was chosen as an Official Selection at the 2018 Miniature Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada.
The Miniature Film Festival is an international film festival for micro-films.
'Lost Sock Collection' includes the following poems – 'Mamas and the Papas,' 'Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful,' 'About Last Night,' 'Return of the Unchartable Soul,” 'School of Life,' and 'Stars Through Coniferous Branches.” The poems are knitted together with a song by Jahzzar entitled 'Fibonacci.'
The other sounds in the piece I've collected during my travels: bumblebees in Missouri; waves crashing in Budva, Montenegro; a girl splashing in a shallow pool; hiking in Romania; the Prague Symphony warming up; a turntable dropping my father's favorite record.
The highlight of the background audio—and from where the piece derives its name—is from a live performance art piece I performed in Malaysia entitled, 'Lost Sock.'
This stop-motion poetry film was created from a translation of Wisława Szymborska's poem “Portrait of a Woman.” View selected stills from the film.