~ Filmmaker: EnD ~

The Gone Missing by Joseph Aversano (EnD)

Selected for the 2023 Haiku North America Haibun Film Festival. Browse the other selections.

From Australian director EnD, AKA Nigel Wells.

Director’s statement: “Produce, Produce, Produce!”

Judges’ statement: “A colorful film with some great changes of pace and use of speeded-up footage. Though rather literal at times, there was an interesting mix of images that worked to not feel too obvious overall.”

Joseph Salvatore Aversano is a native New Yorker currently living on the Central Anatolian steppe with his wife Asu. His poems have been published in numerous journals and some have been awarded or anthologized. He is the founding curator of Half Day Moon Press and editor of Half Day Moon Journal. We chose five different films that used his haibun, “The Gone Missing,” intrigued that so many filmmakers chose to work with it, and eager to show the variety of approaches that poetry filmmakers can take.