Filmmaker: Annelyse Gelman

Trein by Astrid Haerens

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Flemish poet Astrid Haerens‘ poem “Trein” in a film by American animators Annelyse Gelman and Auden Lincoln-Vogel, commissioned last year by Filmpoem and included in Deus ex Machina‘s “Filmpoem Album” DVD (which I reviewed here). Now it’s available with English subtitling.

Ars Poetica by Annelyse Gelman

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“A fireman puts out fires. An artist puts out artist statements.” So begins this entertaining poem by Annelyse Gelman, recited as any good ars poetica should be: in clown makeup, auditioning for the part of a poet who shares her name. The Vimeo description reads:

Poem and direction by Annelyse Gelman.

From the collection ‘Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone’ (Write Bloody, 2014).

Thanks to Rick “Tricky the Clown” Sahar for help with set and makeup.

The book is due out on April 4. Meanwhile, best of luck to Gelman in getting the part.

Giraffe by Annelyse Gelman

A fun, author-made animated poem by Annelyse Gelman, with additional animation by Auden Lincoln-Vogel and voiceover by Genevieve Scanlan. The poem is from the forthcoming collection Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone (Write Bloody, April 2014), and the YouTube version of this video has appeared in two online magazines: The Destroyer and Atticus Review, which is where I found it — go there for the complete text of the poem.