Insights ~ the art of filmmaking
Poetry–In–Film TM works of art come from many talented and creative sources, please look at the beginning and ending credits to learn more about the people and teams that produced each film. Saint Julian Press as a literary and educational organization seeks to inspire an appreciation for and education in the fine arts.
The Four Quartets, EastCoker– III Movement BURNTNORTON –II Movement T. S. Eliot &
Sleepers Awake by Johann Sebastian Bach.
HEATHER from THE BOOK OF TREES by Sean M. Conrey
HUNGER FOR SALT ~ POETRY-IN-FILM
THE BODY AT REST from NOW by Thomas Simmons
THE FIRST ELEGY by RILKE ~ A NEW FILM
Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind by Carl Sandburg
BULE IN GREEN WITH MILES DAVIS – A JAZZ POEM
TRANE ASCENDING ~ A LOVE SUPREME
VOICES ~ POETRY–IN–FILM
BIRD LIGHT by Elizabeth Cohen ~ Two Films
I ATE THE COSMOS FOR BREAKFAST ~ Melissa Studdard
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT BEING AN EPISCOPALIAN ~ Ron Starbuck
ONE by Kevin McGrath
NINETEEN from WINDWARD by Kevin McGrath
TODAY IS THE DAY a film by JEFFREY DAVIS for his book COAT THIEF
DARKNESS, MY WISE LITTLE BROTHER from COAT THIEF by Jeffrey Davis
SAN MARCO by Ron Starbuck
John Hardesty - Composer/Pianist: John's improvisational work has brought him to the stage with a variety of interesting people, including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Greg Braden. As a pianist/composer, Hardesty won the 2006 Inspirational Song of the Year - New Thought Songwriters Award for his “Everlasting Love.” His gift of creating music in the moment has inspired audiences everywhere. “John has an innate gift in translating thoughts, emotions, and feelings into music. To sit quietly and witness a live performance by John is profound beyond measure.”
The voice of Donna McKenzie. Dancing Like Lightning was recorded by Donna McKenzie at Sugar Hill Recording Studios in Houston, in the summer of 2013.
Donna McKenzie is a Saint Julian Press artistic partner, producer, and special guest. Donna is a Houston based voice talent, speaker, radio personality and creative alchemist with a passion for food, music and poetry. Her voice has been heard on Houston's airwaves for almost 25 years, she is currently a co- host for NASA's Third Rock Radio, as well as their custom stations in partnership with RFC Media. A national voiceover talent, she has voiced commercials seen on MTV, VHI, Lifetime Channel and is a prominent voice talent in the concert industry.
Leila A. Fortier is a writer, artist, poet, and photographer currently residing in Okinawa Japan while pursuing her BFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
Her poetry is known to be a unique hybrid form in which her words are specially crafted into abstract visual designs, often accompanied by her own multi-medium forms of art, photography, and spoken performance. Many of her works have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and German in a movement to raise global unity and understanding through the cultural diversity of poetry and literature.
Her work in all its mediums, has been published countless times in a vast array of literary magazines, journals, and reviews both in print and online. She has appeared in several books, anthologies, and freelance publications. In 2007’ she initiated the anthology A World of Love: Voices for Carmen as a benefit against domestic violence and in 2010’ composed a photo book entitled Pappankalan, India: Through the Eyes of Children to benefit the education of impoverished Indian children. She is also the author of Metanoia's Revelation through iUniverse.
A Complete listing of her published works can be found at: www.leilafortier.com