Poetica Director Anthony Furlong Creates Brand Film

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.

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“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

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

About Poetica:

We are a new breed of filmmakers and artists. We are storytellers with a full understanding of design and visual effects, who place character, story and emotion first. We are explorers and problem solvers who dive head first into new and unknown territory and we have the resources needed to deliver. Oh yeah, and we have offices in NY and LA with six flame bays, a full design and VFX department and an entire top-tier editorial company at our disposal.

For Poetica representation contact: Carson Hood – carson@trustcollective.com