experimental film / poetry

Kindness is a short video piece about the absurdity of life, about its fragments that sometimes seem impossible to be assembled to one whole. Using analog medium format photography and animation stitched together by poetry, it is a collaborative project that was created at the Banff Centre, Canada.


Nobody talks about kindness,
it seems meaning is more important.
Why is the tree’s rustling so appealing to me?
I never could do a dead man’s float.
Sometimes living in a city
seems to be more abstract than a Kandinsky painting.
What is the trouble about leaving?

directed by Jana Irmert
poetry, sound recording and mix by Jana Irmert
voice by Paddy Malloy
photography by Evelyn Donnelly
animation by Tyler Jordan


Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2014
Annikki Poetry Film Festival 2015