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A MOMENT IS ENOUGH

the prelude to
POET IN A MODERN WORLD

the prelude to POET IN A MODERN WORLD

MOURNING DOVE FILMS

REVIVING CINEMA AS ART.

A drawing of French filmmaker Robert Bresson.

French filmmaker Robert Bresson warned in 1983, “Right now, cinema isn’t an art. If it continues as it is now, it never will be.” He declared that cinema must become, “[. . .] something extraordinary in itself [. . .]”


In lieu of the depravity and decadence of Hollywood, founder William Jacobs saw potential for a subversive independent film industry in the Midwest. “There is the expression that a poet must not avert his eyes from the world, but facing the unprecedented ugliness of modernity is no easy task. It is my great objective to initiate a spiritual renascence with cinema—to bring forth films of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth.”

FILMMAKING NOT FOR THE BODILY APPETITES, BUT THE HUNGER OF THE SOUL

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SACRED & PROFANE LOVE

ABOUT THE FILM

A young artist recollects his past muse on a blustery winter day. Vacillating between upholding certain ideals and compromising them to end his friction with modernity, a bittersweet truth eventually emerges from a fantasy.


A Moment Is Enough—a 16mm short film excerpt of an upcoming feature film taking place in Peoria, Illinois.

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A MOMENT IS ENOUGH

The proof-of-concept short film for Poet in a Modern World follows a young artist recollecting his past muse on a blustery winter day.

POET IN A MODERN WORLD

Poetry is not merely to be read, but to be lived. An upcoming 16mm feature film about family, home, the necessity of tradition, and choosing beauty in a world defying it.

HELP US ILLUMINATE BEAUTY

It takes a miracle to make a film and an even greater miracle to make a masterpiece.

William Jacobs operating a camera with fake snow whirling about.

“[…] I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wish to make them better.”

—George Frideric Handel
A famous painting of Handel.