The Love Spell Poem
“She Moon, Love Spell” 2013
“I had a dream, the melody of life: Love”Sylvia Love Johnson
This Experimental short film uses narrative, poetry, music, lyrics, thought, and passion with the creative freedom to recreate a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the characters from the Novel “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”, by Sylvia Love Johnson. Sirima is one of five women who feel aimless and lost in all life affairs. They share a past, a childhood, a story with a tragic end. The five have carried this burden from their childhood and have been crippled emotionally, each in different ways, yet their suffering refers to love. The fragmented narrative style was conceived with the suggestive picture of the process of creation through creative thought passion and dreams having love as the spurring engine of all creative outlets. The writer transforms her feelings into devotion to a higher form of love. The She Moon Song takes us through the thought pattern of a brand new story the writer creates from the starting point of five young girls meeting in the forest with a divine purpose.
She Moon, Love Spell, A Love Revolution
“When Dreams are Powered by Love, Creation Emerges.”
She Moon, Love Spell Soundtrack
“Selene” a piano piece by Tim Bond
The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFay, Masha Warning, Isabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.
Press Release: Join the Love Revolution
Ten years ago, while going jogging by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sylvia had a vision. It was the vision of a movement; through this movement, humanity would change the course of its destiny forever: planet Earth would become, what once was: paradise. This movement, being of a supernatural kind, started with the calling or awakening of millions of chosen souls, women and young girls. The chosen ones would fall asleep to allow their spirits to travel to a magic realm. From this realm, the souls of millions would be forever touched, by whispering pure and simple love into the hearts of all humans, with The Love Spell. This would happen during an eternal night followed by a new day where there would only be sheer and true love towards our planet and towards each other. She Moon, Love Spell is a melodic representation of this vision, merely the gist of it. She Moon is intended to be an extract extension of a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the main characters in the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson, “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”. This short film attempts to give a glimpse into the story and its message. Upon arrival back home after jogging, Sylvia made of the vision a rough draft for a screenplay. A feature film’s completed screenplay/treatment will still take several years to emerge. Before that, the vision would become a Short Story, “The Awakening of the Chosen Ones” 2005. Shortly after, Sylvia would write a children’s theatre play, “Mi Amiga Selene”, based on the same vision. In 2011 it became a Novel, “Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream”, and then Sylvia started working on a feature film treatment for the story. On 14th February 2013, Sylvia Johnson completed the post-production period of the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell,” produced in the UK. This journey was accompanied by a casting call for a feature film that attracted hundreds of professional actors and actresses in Spain during the Selene Hekate Casting Call. She Moon, Love Spell, was conceived as an Avant-Garde project due to a course module while completing an MA in Filmmaking. Sylvia went into production purposefully without a script, the challenge was to make an experimental short film; she had an idea, a few frames in mind, the lyrics of the She Moon Song and a message to transmit. Talented composer Tim Bond became part of the creative team during the She Moon, Love Spell production. The characters in the story, Sirima, Luna, Tamara, Selene and Dama, are portrayed by the young talents Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic and Melissa Sanger and the dancer Sammi Foster incarnating a younger Selene. While the leading voices are from singers Rebecca Lacey and Athena LeFay. The second edition of the Novel that inspired this short film, “Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream”, is due to be published and launched worldwide by the end of 2013. While the feature film shall be filmed mainly in Spain and is still in the pre-production stages and fundraising. Related Links: She Moon, Love Spell Youtube Trailer: She Moon, Love Spell IMDB: She Moon, Love Spell Official Website: Sylvia Love Johnson’s Author Spotlight:
The Love Spell
“Love from above shine here below. Love of soul, let her be whole. Love in spirit be empty of all. Love infinite be he adored. Let love on earth be poured. Let fear in her soul flee its hold. May the Joy of love never be here untold.”
Spanish Sylvia Love Johnson was born in Valencia and raised in the Canary Islands. Sylvia’s father, Fernando Carlos Johnson Johnson, an Expert in International Relations and Teacher and her mother, Leonarda Maria Nepi Batapa, Human Rights Activist and Nurse. MA in Film Making London, 2011 – BA in Acting, 1999 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts 1996 Founder and Director of the Dramatic Arts Academy School of Theatre in Spain. Author of the Novel Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream. Journalist in the Arts and Education Sectors between 1996 and 2011. Actress with credits in Theatre and Cinema. Drama and English Teacher 2001- 2010. Filmmaker and Producer at film Production Company SJ Creation Works. Fashion Entrepreneur 2013.
True work of fine art !! Well done! Thanx for sharing Matt DesimoneTweet
Very cool! Keep up the great work. I would love to share with you in regards to our work, poetry. I do prose and putting something like that background video and melody, it would be amazing brought to life. It’s very personal to me. I would love to see it come to life. ( I am aTweet
Suggestive and beautiful…Per BohlinTweet
“Good artwork. I like it very much. Music, lyrics and pictures are in one mood, one wave. The feeling of innocence flows through the whole film…”Tweet
“As per my message, a lovely moment of Zen to start the day. Thank you!”Tweet
“Very profound. Chant of spiritual unknown awaken. Beautifully made. Although Pageant like worship.”Tweet
“A wonderful moment of Zen with which to start my day- thank you, Sylvia, for this intriguing short film. All the best”, John B. GatelyTweet
“I really like this piece/peace….the metaphor and vocalisations are very nice. I love the militant cadence….like women marching to the beat of a new world. Thanks.” AmyTweet
“I´m deeply impressed. This short film is magic. It lives from camera positions, the cut and the music. Made alive by the actresses. Thanks for that Sylvia. I will share this film with my friends. A really wonderful piece of film art. When I start to watch the film it impactedTweet
Truly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work 🙂 xx God Bless you with my very best wishes to you for always. Neill ChiselTweet
Very divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power, and an in-depth display of spells. I liked it good job…Janet KellyTweet
Very well done, I loved the singing and the camera angles and background shots. Very well done Sylvia, very artistic. P.S. I love the sound of your voice… Steve SamsonTweet
wow, Sylvia that was great. You did a amazing keep up the good work I really enjoy the film hope to see more.xo Marie ClarkTweet
You really got a lot done in very little time. Nice variety of images, good editing and I liked the musical cues. Janis JonesTweet
The more I view your remarkable work, Sylvia, the more I love and respect you, your work is truly amazing and I am very proud of you, please keep up with your fine work as I truly like all you do XXXX Neil J. ChiselTweet
fantastic and a beautiful voice! Willy SandhoeferTweet
beautiful Caroline SuominenTweet
Truly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work xx God Bless you with my very best wishes to you for always Neil J. ChisnallTweet
Awesome… Really sensitive and emotional movie i love it Martin DiggTweet
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be an actress. I can recall the exact day I told my mum what my profession would be when I grew up at the time I was five years old. At the age of 9, I started writing stories. These stories sent me on luxurious fantasy journeys. I invented worlds, characters, thoughts and feelings with the thoroughness and devotion that only a child can have. My characters stayed with me; they organically grew and developed as I grew and changed over the years. For instance, Selene, my character from (Selene Hekate Mystic Dream) has the exact appearance and air of mysticism that one of my very first characters, Christine. Christine is a red-headed, ten years old girl with green eyes, pale skin and a face swamped with freckles. She is a twin sister born on earth from an earthly mother, yet she is not of this planet. I was born in mainland Spain Valencia, but my family and I moved to the Canary Islands when I was 8; my dreams about becoming an actress resumed in the odd school play. In my early teens, I moved to London, where I studied Performing Arts at Ealing Tertiary College College and, later on, a BA in Acting at Middlesex University.I started writing as a press officer at Middlesex University, while I was doing my BA in Acting, and then went on to publish Arts and Education related articles in several magazines. After graduating from Drama school I wrote my very first full-length screenplay, “Tears of Mariposa Lily” Reluctant to send it off to any producer or filmmaker who could alter or change my screenplay, I decided that I had to do it myself, learn to produce and make films. Such a task seemed impossible at the time but I set off on a long journey that would take many years and many collaborating helping in different productions with talented filmmakers like Efren Gonzalez and, Antonio Gonzalez, Lance Nielsen, who work very hard yet still are waiting to see their dreams come true. As an actress, I had many compelling roles in theatre productions, such as Sonya in Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov, Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Girl in A Night Out by Harold Pinter, Diane in Ring Around the Moon. Then I continued to juggle different TV, Cinema and Theatre roles and writing with a demanding family life. Many of my creations, such as the Hekate story, emerged and developed between breastfeeding and changing nappies. My children were born in 2004 and 2005. Years later, in 2011, I enrolled in a MA in Film Making course at Kingston University in London, and I have made six short films. “Lance and Lucy. The Short Movie” “The Explorers” and “She Moon Love Spell”, “Ethical Fashion”, “Art’s Eyes” The Making of METHOD”. I’m currently working on the Pre-Production of METHOD and the distribution of She Moon Love Spell, Art’s Eyes and Ethical Fashion. I’m also working on fund-raising for my first feature film, “Hekate-Mystic Dream” (Working Title).
Composer Tim Bond
Since studying music and production at the University of Huddersfield Tim Bond has gone on to write and produce soundtracks for various short films, commercials and computer games. He is also responsible for the music of the Showbotz – an Australian spoof rock band. My film credits include She Moon, Love Spell, The Setback and Pulling Faces. Other projects include mobile apps for companies such as Nestlé and Propell Publishing as well as games for FortheWin7. For most of my life, I have studied the guitar and over the years, I have played in various bands all over the UK and beyond.
Cast and Crew
Rebecca Lacey Singer/Actress
In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare. She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone. Needless to say Rebecca won the competition! Since this time Rebecca has gone on to star in numerous competitions, panto, amateur dramatic and school productions in many lead roles, which supports her love of the arts. Rebecca is a keen musician, who spends many hours writing songs, some of which have been performed at school and various events. Also, an accomplished pianist and self-taught guitarist, which has been a benefit with her own performances. As a GCSE Music and Drama student Rebecca is keen to pursue her love of performing and hopes to study Music and Musical Theatre for A-Level and then to study Music at University. Member of; Elmbridge Youth Theatre since 2011. Appeared in productions of; The Sound of Music and Westside Story (playing Consuela) at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse. Annual winter and summer concerts in solos, duets and groups. The Star Players, since 2011, Appeared in productions of; Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin – Charitable event in aid of Whitton Wishes at the Hampton Playhouse in lead roles. School Choir since 2009 Soloist for the Jazz Band and soloist and group song in the senior choir. Winner of school Young Musician of the year 2010. Promenade Choir (RCSherriff Trust) since 2008 Talented member of the choir as a soloist and in group songs. Incorporating modern, traditional, classical and operatic pieces into the quarterly concerts. Jean Inwards School of Dance since 2007. A proficient dancer from the age of 2½ years in ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic. Annually competes in the British Arts Awards in all forms of dance and song, with numerous 1st place achievements over the last 6 years. Takes part in the bi-annual dance show in groups and solos at the Beck Theatre, Hayes. “My love of writing has taken me in the direction to start writing a Musical, and I hope to showcase this at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse (2014) – following a chance conversation with Pete Allen, Arts Development Officer Elmbridge in association with RC Sherriff Trust, during my solo performance at the ACM Gospel Choir joined by the Massed Elmbridge Schools Choir on 04 October 2013.” Rebecca Lacey
Athena LeFay is a classically trained soprano, composer, lyricist and keyboardist, born in Athens, Greece. She always showed a strong interest in the of arts, especially music and literature. She took vocal lessons from an early age, but it wasn’t until the age of 17 that she discovered her promising talent in classical singing. She has been intensively studying classical singing in one of the most famous music schools of Corfu, with the experienced mezzo-soprano Stamatina Karidi. Piano lessons with Haris Kanakis, one of the most famous greek contemporary classical composers and conductors. Kanakis helped her bring out her skills in composing and arrangement, which she soon started to explore. A collaboration with him did not take long to happen; she has been writing lyrics for Kanakis to fit several of his songs, both modern and classical. Soon Athena started getting into contemporary music with epic and symphonic metal bands, which brought her to the formation of an original symphonic/epic/gothic metal project in Greece that lasted three years. Bands like Nightwish, After Forever and Blind Guardian have literally “marked” her teenage life. Symphonic metal brought her to gothic, folk, medieval, new-age, shoegazing and ambient music and the road is never ending..! As a strong interest in northern European folk music developed, an obvious change in her own compositions was inevitable. When she moved to the UK in 2011, she started collaborating with various musicians (hip-hop, electronic, pop etc.) -such as Adrian Skiman– either as a lead vocalist or lyricist or both. Promoting herself was made much easier through her youtube channel, counting more than 200000 views and hundreds of subscribers. In the meantime, she is continues her classical music training with the renowned coloratura soprano Cathy Pope. “Music makes me feel that being different is normal. It’s my shrink and my daily glass of wine. Without it I simply can’t carry on”, She says. She is always seeking to create the perfect “vocal hybrid”, a way to combine classical technique, with soul, jazz, folk, blues, rock, pop and her own personal touch. “It’s all about being yourself; being honest about who you are. People can tell if you are true to yourself and appreciate that. We live in a world full of lifeless posters.” She is currently working on her own solo project and in the meantime taking part in several musical projects as a session singer. “Singing for me is not a choice; is a necessity. Take it away for me and i will go crazy! I am so lucky to work with all these inspiring people that want to make a difference in the world. I feel like it’s my duty to make sure this actually happens…”
Sammy Foster Dancer
Sammy strives to be the very best she can be in everything she turns her hand to! She works very well with everyone and loves to perform, especially on film. Sammy is a classically English-looking/speaking little girl that can easily be cast into a multitude of roles. She is very experienced on stage, on film sets, in music videos, TV, Commercials and stills.
Masha studied drama at Focus Performance Centre & Guildford School of acting. She has taken up to Silver LAMDA exams, receiving distinctions in everyone. In the future, she wants to study drama in either RADA or LAMDA. She studied ballet, singing and music at Richmond Music Trust, Guildford School of acting and Richmond Academy of Dance. Masha is featured in the film Anna Karenina. And performed in several Guildford School Acting, Focus Performance Centre productions, and Questors Theatre. In 2011 she won The Young Performer of The Year award. She plays the Clarinet in Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Youth Concert Band, which tours nationally and internationally. She trains competitively as an ice dancer and figure skater at Guildford Spectrum, and she takes part in the ‘Pantomime On Ice’. She is fluent in Russian and competent in French and in British accents.
Ellie has always dreamed of being on stage or in films, and at the age 3, she would pretend to be Snow White (wearing her Disney dress), bite into a luscious red apple, and then act out being poisoned and falling with drama onto the floor. This could be in a hotel or just in front of friends, but it was the start of her family nickname ‘drama queen’! She had her first taste of acting on stage when, at the age of 5, the girl picked to play the leading part in the school Nativity play fooled around during rehearsals, and Ellie was more than delighted when asked to replace her. She managed to convince her parents, living in Northumberland, to give up lifelong friends to move down to London, as she had been offered a place at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. She is determined to work in theatre and films in the future and has a plan B in case she is out of work, as she intends to train as a teacher too. Ellie is extremely comfortable and in her element in front of the camera or on the stage, whether acting, singing or dancing. She has a natural screen presence, described on every occasion by directors who have cast her as ethereal and intelligent, and is very adaptable; being an actress so can do moody, loving, angry, funny, happy, tearful, thoughtful, anguished… is always very professional and focussed. She is totally enthusiastic about acting and very excited every time she has a chance to perform which means major commitment to every role she has had. She has enviable persuasive qualities.
Being half British and half Malaysian also means that she has a unique look! She spent nine years at a stage school in Brighton and attended Felsted School in Essex. She has performed in many plays ranging from school plays to professional West End productions. She was in a production of “Joseph” which toured in the USA.
Melissa Sanger Actress
Melissa is a young actress, enthusiastic, reliable and willing to take direction. She is determined and driven to succeed. Doing drama at school, gaining A* for Drama Gcse and at Italia Conti and Young and Talented Theatre Group. She wants to study Drama at university or RADA, LAMDA; she has an energetic, happy, easy-going personality. She is very sporty; she can jazz and street dance and sing. Melissa is very versatile.
15 years old, Charlotte loves dancing and acting and singing. I am a good actress who works hard to make success of any project I undertake. I am currently studying drama at school and at Laines Theatre Arts where I also study Ballet. I have passed my LAMDA grades three and four with distinction and passed my GCSE Dance at the age of 13. I am a member of West end kids training, where I study dance for three and a half hours every week. I have lots of experience of performing both amateur and professionally and am keen to continue gaining experience for the future.
Jamey is a hair and make-up artist living in London. She has over ten years of experience in making people look awesome. She is a freelance professional artist specialising in film, fashion, music, television and theatre. Since moving to London, she has worked at one of the top salons in the industry and studied at the legendary Shepperton Studios. She is trained in all areas of hair and makeup, including prosthetics, bald caps, make-up effects, extensions, facial hair, wigs and airbrushing. Throughout her time in the industry, she has been involved in many short films, music videos, photo shoots, web series, and theatre productions. She has assisted amazing artists as well as designed concepts for multiple productions. “Being part of a team that creates amazing things is why I love what I do!”
Magda Kowalczyk has been in the film industry for 14 years, the last 2 in UK. She graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz as a Director of Photography and the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in 2011. She was first awarded for “Reflection” at the XII IFF ETIUDA& ANIMA film festival in 2005, and she was also the co-director of “Silence II” the same year. In 2008 she was awarded at the Wiesbaden Film Festival for her work as a co-director in “By the river” from 2006, and she worked as a cinematographer for the awarded Kuba Maciejko “Bon Appetite” in 2010. Her latest film, “Farewell” about her mother, renowned film director, editor and photographer Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk will be shown at the Krakow Film Festival in 2013.
Hace diez años, mientras iba corriendo por la costa del Océano Atlántico, en Las Palmas, Islas Canarias, Sylvia tuvo una visión. Fue la visión de un movimiento, a través de este movimiento, la humanidad iba a cambiar el curso de su destino para siempre, el planeta Tierra se convertiría, en lo que una vez fue; el paraíso, Este movimiento, sobrenatural, comienza con la llamada de millones de almas elegidas, mujeres y niñas. Las elegidas caen en sueño y sus espíritus a un reino mágico. Desde allí liberan para siempre todos los seres, susurrando amor puro y simple en los corazones de los humanos a través del hechizo de amor, durante una noche eternal, seguida de un nuevo día en el que solo existe amor hacia la tierra y por la vida por siempre jamás “Ella Luna, Hechizo de Amor” con titulo original “She Moon, Love Spell” es una representación melódica de este movimiento, más que la esencia de el mismo. El cortometraje intenta dar una visión de la historia que lo inspira y su mensaje. Al volver a casa después de correr, Sylvia convirtió la visión se un borrador de para un guión de largometraje. El guión / tratamiento complete aún tardaría unos años para emerger. Antes de proceder la visión se convertiría en una historia corta, “The Awakening”, luego en obra de teatro para niños, “Mi Amiga Selene”. En 2011 se convirtió en una novela “Selene Hekate. Un Sueño Místico ” y así mismo en un tratamiento de película de largometraje. El 14 de Febrero de 2013 Sylvia Johnson finalizo con la post-producción de ” She Moon, Love Spell” producido en el Reino Unido. Este viaje ha atraído en los últimos años a cientos de profesionales del mundo de la interpretación en España y en el Reino Unido. “She Moon, Love Spell”, inicia como un proyecto de vanguardia debido a un módulo del curso en maestría en cine que completaba Sylvia en 2011. Entró en producción sin un guión, existía una idea, una serie de visualizaciones, la letra de la canción “The She Moon Song” y un mensaje. Sylvia Johnson contrató a Tim Bond como compositor del proyecto. Los personajes de la historia; SIRIM, Luna, Tamara, Selene, Dama son representados por las jóvenes talentos Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic y Melissa Sanger y la bailarina Sammi Foster. Mientras que las principales voces son de cantantes Rebecca Lacey y Atenea LeFay. La segunda edición de la novela que inspiró este cortometraje “Selene Hekate. Sueño Místico ” se publicara a finales de 2013. Mientras el futuro proyecto de largometraje el cual será filmado principalmente en España, se encuentra todavía en las etapas pre-producción.
Desde muy pequeña siempre quise ser actriz. A los 9 años de edad de empecé a escribir historias, historias que me llevaban de lujosos viajes de fantasía . Inventaba mundos, personajes , pensamientos y sentimientos con la minuciosidad y la devoción que sólo los niños puede lograr. Mis personajes se quedaron conmigo , crecieron orgánicamente y se desarrollan a medida que yo misma crecía y cambiado con los años . Por ejemplo, mi personaje de Selene ( Selene Hécate , Mystic Dream) tiene la misma apariencia y aire de misticismo que tenía uno de mis primeros personajes. Nací en, Valencia, pero mi familia y yo nos mudamos a las Islas Canarias cuando yo tenía 8 años . En mi adolescencia me mudé a Londres, estudié Artes Escénicas en Ealing Terteary College y más tarde me gradué con una Licenciatura en Arte Dramático en la Escuela de Arte Dramático de las Universidad de Middlesex. Durante mis años en la Universidad. Unos años antes de empezar en la Universidad recibí una invitación para asistir a los Cursos de Verano de Royal Shakespeare Company . Empecé a escribir en prensa en Middlesex University Press Office, mientras cursaba para obtener la Licenciatura en Arte Dramático. Mas tarde pase a publicar diversos artículos relacionados con las Artes Escénicas en revistas y publicaciones online . Después de Graduarme como Actriz escribí mi primer guión para largometraje ” Lágrimas de Mariposa Lily ” . Reacia a enviarlo a cualquier productor o director de cine que podría alterar o cambiar mi guión decidí que tenía que debía de hacerlo yo misma , debía de aprender a producir y dirigir cine . Tal tarea parecía imposible en el momento pero aun así me embarque en un largo viaje que me llevaría muchos años y muchos colaboraciones ayudando en diferentes producciones , con cineastas talentosos como Efrén González y Antionio González , Lance Nielsen, que trabajan muy duro pero todavía están a la espera para ver sus grandes sueños cumplidos . Como actriz he tenido muchos papeles importantes en producciones teatrales , como Sonya en Tío Vania , de Anton Chejov , Desdémona en Otelo de William Shakespeare , la princesa Jasmine de Aladdin , Chica en A Night Out, de Harold Pinter , Diane en Anillo alrededor del Luna. Mas tarde combine el Cine el teatro y mis obras literarias con una vida familiar muy exigente. Muchos de mis creaciones, tales como la historia Hécate , surgieron y se desarrolló en medio de la lactancia materna y el cambio de pañales . Mis hijos nacieron en 2004 y 2005 . Años después, en 2011 me matriculé en un Máster en Realización Cinematográfica curso en la Universidad de Kingston en Londres , desde entonces he hecho 6 cortometrajes. ” Lance y Lucy . La Pequeña Película “,” The Explorers “y” Ella Moon Love Spell ” , ” moda ética “,” Ojos de Arte ” The Making of MÉTODO ” . Actualmente estoy trabajando en la pre-producción de METHOD y la distribución de Ella Moon Love Spell , Ojos de Arte y Moda Ética . También estoy trabajando en la recaudación de fondos para mi primer largometraje ” Hekate – Mystic Dream” (título provisional ), espero se impulse con la publicación de la secundad edición de la obra literaria que la inspira.