Poetica, the hybrid collective of artists and filmmakers that recently launched in New York and Los Angeles, has released a soulful brand film from Director Anthony Furlong. A blend of man-on-the-street-style interviews, performance footage, and confessionals, the poignant film expresses the artistic soul and creativity at the heart of Poetica’s work through the words of artists across New York: dancers, opera singers, boxers, skateboarders, chess players and fashion designers.

“We asked Anthony to create a short film that best exemplifies our brand's culture,” explained Poetica MD Bob Cagliero. “Concepting this film came very naturally to him. It's organic and passionate, yet its story is beautifully embellished, supported by artistic design and visual effects created here at Poetica under Anthony's guidance.”

The film fused Furlong’s discovery of his new city with his passion for work. “I had just moved to New York and I was fascinated by how I instantly felt connected with the people around me,” stated Furlong. “With this in mind, I began speaking with artists throughout the city about this invisible energy. It was a wonderful discovery to find how everyone began speaking of the same feelings so passionately. I had set out to make a film about human connection. What I discovered along the way is that, without being fully aware of it, our passions put us in touch with the experience of being alive. As artists, this passion connects us, and it could possibly be why I feel so connected in my new home.”

Poetica is planning a wide-ranging festival tour for their film, including submissions to Sundance, Telluride and SXSW to name a few.

Film Title: “Poetica” Production Company: Poetica Director: Anthony Furlong Cinematography: Matthew Workman, Anthony Furlong Executive Producers: Bob Cagliero, Luis Moreno, Michael Saia, Dee Tagert Producers: Emily Plunkett Fliescher, Bob Cagliero Production Assistants: Bengar Garcia, Alexander Norton Editorial Company: jumP Editor: Michael Saia Assistant Editor: Justin Tolley VFX: Poetica Creative Director: Anthony Furlong Head of Production: Stefanie Bassett Visual Effects Producer: Veronica Ware Lead CG Artist: John Clausing CG Artists: David Alonso, Andrew Cohen, Gonzalo Escudero, Bradley Gabe, Tinizsi, Gadegbeku, Domel Libid, Young Park, Will Robertson, Matt Semel, Dave Thomlison, Di Ye Lead Flame Artists: David Elkins, Aaron Vasquez Flame Artists: Amanda Amalfi, Aron Baxter, Jason Ortenberg, Joe Wenkoff, Anton Anderson, Hope Needles End Title Designers: Steve Tozzi, Aaron Vasquez 2D Animation: Helen Kim Graphic Artists: Kirt Critoph, Kate Chappell, Rosalie Garlow Post Assistants: Davis Chambers, Afi Komen, Andrew Malvasio Color Grading: Nice Shoes Colorist: Chris Ryan Sound Mixer: Stephane Guyot “Bistro Fada” Composed and Performed by Stephane Wrembel Stephane Wrembel Publishing Courtesy of Stephane Wrembel “Sonata for Piano No. 1 in C Major, K. 279: II. Andante” Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performed by Camille Zamora “Untitled” Composed and Performed by Nicholas Saia Solo Saxophone by Ryan Park-Chan Cast (In order of appearance): Jereme Rogers Claudia McDonald Camille Zamora Ian James Stephane Wrembel Peter Diaz Omar Campbell Jason Kendall Saravuth Inn Danielle Gordek

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