A one-minute poem film about building barriers vs. living with a heart full of love, filmed predominantly with an iPhone 5c, between 2015 and 2019, in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.
In addition to the H.264 version that is available for download from Vimeo as a .mov or mp4, the following options are available on request:
srt file for this version (text srt file may be downloaded from this page)
H.264 version with burned in subtitles (.mov or mp4)
Apple ProRes 422 version with srt file (825 mb)
Apple ProRes 422 version with burned in subtitles (832 mb)
Text of poem:
I knew a man
who built a coffin
when he was young
he hoped that he would never need it
but kept it spotless
just in case
and when he'd argued his lover out of her reason
and argued himself out of all hope
he climbed into it and slammed the lid
only to live many more years
cobwebs and sawdust scratching his throat
And I knew a child
who took axes to coffins
with a smile and a shrug and a gleam in her eye
when others called out "we can't"
she answered "we can"
and loved with a heart
a hundred feet tall
Copyright 2020 by Adam E. Stone. All rights reserved.
Adam E. Stone
Cinematographer: Adam E. Stone; Editor: Adam E. Stone