TONE POEMS ON WOMANHOOD

We’re excited to introduce a series of Tone Poems on Womanhood perfectly encapsulated by director, Natasha Kermani, and production company, Matiz Creative.
This series of Tone Poems are vignettes of the various stages of womanhood and the relationships we develop in the process.

 

Tone Poem on Motherhood: Chivonne

To my daughter - since your very first kick, I have fallen more in love with you every day. My tiny dancer. I feel you move and a smile breaks out onto my face. I cannot wait to teach you all the things that I know and learn all the things that I don't know from your brilliant little self. I promise to love you and hold you and give you the strength and joy of your ancestors that was given to me. I love you so much, already.  

 

CREDITS:

Directed by: Natasha Kermani @natakerm

Produced by: Matiz Creative @matizcreativeco  & Illium Pictures @illiumpictures 

Agency: Matiz Creative website: https://matizcreative.co/

Executive producer: Daniela Swain @danielaily

Director of Photography: Julia Swain @juliaswain

Camera Assistant: Carolina Rodriguez @carolinarodriguezfilm 

Hair and Makeup: April Garcia @aprilnicole

Featuring poetry by: Chivonne Michelle @happy_chiv

Music by: Niemah Djourabchi   - @neimahd

Mixed by: Arjun Sheth 

Special thanks: Alastor Arnold, Tim Wu - Alastor Arnold @alastorarnold , Tim Wu  @wunotwoo

 

Tone Poem on Sisterhood: Dana & Davida

Little sister - as I’ve witnessed you grow into a woman, I’ve learned to see you move through life as a melody of your own. Creating your own path, singing your own song, dancing away your fears and joys. As you continue to grow, always remember your heart and mine are linked beyond time. You are the sunshine to my sky. Remember to always rise and shine, because your light deserves to be seen.

 

CREDITS:

Directed by: Natasha Kermani @natakerm

Produced by: Matiz Creative @matizcreativeco  & Illium Pictures @illiumpictures 

Agency: Matiz Creative website:https://matizcreative.co/

Executive producer: Daniela Swain @danielaily

Director of Photography: Julia Swain @juliaswain

Camera Assistant: Carolina Rodriguez @carolinarodriguezfilm 

Featuring: Dana Williams @iamdanawilliams & Davida Williams @davidabwilliams 

Featuring poetry by: Reyna Montoya @reynaemontoya 

Music by: Dana Williams  @iamdanawilliams

Mixed by: Arjun Sheth  n/a

Special thanks: Alastor Arnold @alastorarnold , Tim Wu  @wunotwoo

Tone Poem on Womanhood: Kelsey

The women in my family knew how to grow, to harvest, and preserve, prepping for long winters, be them in frigid winters of Canada, or surviving against all odds the harsh camps of Siberia. Strong hands in the dirt, finding life, and sustaining family. In a culture of consumption, plants remind me that life is a circle, and I grow to remember what I can't forget, the knowledge from Baba's, aunties, for ancestors I will never meet.

 

CREDITS:

Directed by: Natasha Kermani @natakerm

Produced by: Matiz Creative @matizcreativeco  & Illium Pictures @illiumpictures 

Agency: Matiz Creative website:https://matizcreative.co/

Executive producer: Daniela Swain @danielaily

Director of Photography: Julia Swain @juliaswain

Camera Assistant: Carolina Rodriguez @carolinarodriguezfilm 

Featuring poetry by: Kelsey Oluk @fossewalks

Music by: Niemah Djourabchi   - @neimahd

Mixed by: Arjun Sheth 

Special thanks: Alastor Arnold @alastorarnold , Tim Wu  @wunotwoo