Cinenovel is a new, highly imaginative genre of storytelling created specifically for modern screen devices. The Cinenovel concept tastefully blends traditional literature with photographic elements, graphics, cinematic visual effects and audio to produce a fully immersive reading entertainment.
A selective, craft publisher, Cinenovel is dedicated to making the highest caliber original stories and classics of literature accessible to a broad audience through its proprietary design and production process.
“An exciting new way to tell stories.”
— Jay Leno
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The Plunge Of Icarus
A Futuristic Tale About The Past
By Jeff Buchanan
In the not too distant future, on the Isle of Crete in the Aegean Sea, a modern Mount Olympus has been resurrected as an Air Force superpower. The pilots here have been raised since birth to believe they are the new Greek gods, fighting a never ending war. Icarus is Olympus’ most decorated pilot. Calloused by war the young flyer has never questioned what it is he does. All of that changes one day in a revelation high above the clouds that begins to unravel the labyrinth of mysteries surrounding the war. Icarus inadvertently discovers love as he is plunged into a conscience about killing.
CONTAINS MATURE THEMES. READER DISCRETION ADVISED.
iPad App – CENSORED
• 500 frames of visual and text-driven storytelling
• Automated graphic and visual FX
• Cancelable narration and sonic accompaniment
• Headphones recommended
• 500 static frames of visually-driven storytelling
• Expandable text for ease of reading
• Economical file size
• Previously Censored Frames Presented Un-Altered
We are surrounded by images in our daily life as never before. In Jasser Membreno’s beautiful book, Pensamientos, he relieves our saturation from the dense mundane and lifts us into the heights of human imagination, on a masterful flight to the world of his unique imagery and abstract poetry. It is a journey through his surrealistic narrative without a narrative, with fantastical creatures–reawakening our imagination from the overexposed visual landscape of our bit-filled times to the thrilling recollection of the reality and absurdity of our dream worlds. He reminds us of the vastness of the human mind.
On entering this universe you will often find yourself in two places at once, and equally as often in two languages at once. Translated from English into Spanish, laid side by side, Gloria Alvarez has kept the keen sonic sensibility present in Membreno’s pointed poetry, at times coy, at times absurd.
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Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad’s haunting tale of a riverboat captain retained by an ivory trader to travel up the Congo into the dark heart of Africa at the end of the 19th Century to meet the mysterious Mr. Kurtz remains one of English literature’s timeless classics. Conrad’s mastering of words transforms the unsettling task of dangerous travel in remote Africa to a brilliantly poetic tale about one man’s symbolic descent into the darkest regions of the soul.
Cinenovel is proud to preserve Joseph Conrad’s classic novel in its entirety, augmenting this compelling story with engaging and haunting visuals in a production that will present this literary classic as it has never been read or seen before.
Alice In Wonderland
The timeless classic that defies description and transcends the genre of children’s literature, Alice in Wonderland tells the surrealistic and imaginative tale of Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole into a strange land of whimsical and bizarre characters. The Cinenovel production promises a dynamic visionary interpretation to bring Lewis Carrol’s words to life as it has never been before.
Cinenovel’s Classics division presents classics of literature in their fully unabridged manuscripts, preserving the author’s original words and intent and upholding the integrity of these masterpieces of print. Unlike a feature film interpretation, the Cinenovel approach provides a unique platform to visually augment literary classics without deleting or altering any of the original text. This process ensures the preservation of the author’s original work.
Traditional Novels From Cinenovel
By J.D. Buchanan
The future. A one hundred year terra-forming project is nearing completion. Mars has an atmosphere. The metropolis of Jannah is rising up in anticipation of the arrival of the new settlers. However, the powerbrokers funding the great, multi-trillion dollar endeavor are anxious about an untimely event that has occurred that threatens to undo their promise of “New Life on Crime Free Mars”… A Detective has been dispatched from Earth to solve the red planet’s very first murder.
It Came From Hunger!
Tales of a Cinema Schlockmeister
By Larry Buchanan
Mars Needs Women, Zontar; the Thing from Venus, It’s Alive!—these are just a few of the movies that self-described “schlockmeister” Larry Buchanan created over a lifelong career as a guerrilla “B”-filmmaker and is credited with single-handedly creating the “good/bad movie,” movies so bad they’re good.
“It Came From Hunger!” is a heartfelt, honest and surprisingly sincere autobiography by one of B films most infamous legends.
By Jeff Buchanan
“Collected Wanderings” is a compilation of Buchanan’s favorite and most heartfelt articles and columns, culled together from a globetrotting career spanning fifteen years. At times introspective, thoughtful, humorous, and sad, the writings presented here offer an entertainment of reading to be savored by riders and non-riders alike.
Jeff Buchanan is an award-winning commercial director and film producer whose films have screened at Cannes and in the prestigious Deauville Film Festival. Buchanan brings his experience as a director, photographer, producer, publisher and writer into the highly unique and imaginative alchemy of visual storytelling that is Cinenovel.
“The imaginative alchemy of Cinenovel is intended to enhance the traditional reading experience and make the magic of storytelling accessible to a wider audience through its innovative, visual presentation.”
Jasser Membreno is a Cal Arts graduate and a highly accomplished artist whose original artwork has been featured in galleries and art programs throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Melding an extensive knowledge of classical art with modern, dynamic graphic design, Membreno brings a distinctive visual touch to the frames of Cinenovel.
Cinenovel came out of the creator’s ardent desire to work with complete artistic autonomy. The result has been the invention of an entirely fresh storytelling medium that blurs the line between reading and film.