‘A Haiku a Day’ is a short film directed by Tom Elkins, in collaboration with words by AJ Dehany, who published a new haiku every day for two years. Often these haiku were experimental in form, challenging perceived conventions about the form. The short film – primarily shot and edited over the course of a single weekend – attempted to bring a visual accompaniment to this project. Different readers were involved in reciting the text, with new illustrative visuals either shot or sourced by the photographer from his own archive. The film has been subsequently displayed in a variety of settings, including short film festivals.
Filmed and directed by Tom Elkins
Written by AJ Dehany
The haikus were shot and edited over a very intense 96 hour period in October 2013 to celebrate the twelve month anniversary of the project. Other footage was gathered over the years in a variety of places.
All haiku by AJ Dehany except: Introductory “Intent” haiku by blog-founder Rav Casley Gera
Frog haiku by Bashō
‘March 5th’ is derived from original modern Cornish poems by Tim Saunders and Mick Paynter.
All footage and images by Tom Elkins except: Firework footage from MargoandRich (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf9JOIE6JI8) and used under Creative Commons.
Amy Alice Dee
Rav Casley Gera