Speak to Me in Poetry

Creator: Matthew Wilson
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Age rating: 13 and older
A man makes a wish to speak like a poet, and now everything he says rhymes.
Project collaboration: Closed
Synopsis: Ben never knows the right words to say. One day he wishes he could speak like a poet at a wishing well. The next day he gets his wish. But now everything he says rhymes. Rather than helping, the rhymes ruin his life. No one understands why he talks like that. Now he must go on a journey to find a way to end the curse.

Latest Work

  • Video 3 - Offbeat Comedy
    Creative Notes:
    I focused on presenting the tone and feel of the movie, rather than the plot.
  • Script 1 - Matthew's Original Draft
    Creative Notes:
    This is the script for my next test movie. I would love to hear feedback before I go shoot it in September. This script started as a high concept comedy and ended up becoming an exploration of an artist finding his voice.

All Work

  • Test Movie 3 - Final Version
    Creative Notes:
    I changed a lot of moments that weren't working too well. Added some reaction shots, and cut a lot of the looks between Ben and Silvia. Also fixed some of the sound issues. See the project forum for notes on the ending.
  • Test Movie 2 - Alternate Ending
    Creative Notes:
    SPOILER ALERT! This is the ending I originally shot, but cut in editing. I decided to upload it here to see what people think, since there has been much discussion about the ending. Let me know how you feel about this one.
  • Video 2 - 2nd Version
    Creative Notes:
    New cut to keep certain plot points a mystery. More of Ben's friend at the end. Hey...that rhymed!
  • Video 1 - First Cut
    Creative Notes:
    My buddy Matt filmed this movie. I took the film and edited everything together on my computer. Tried to bring out the romantic comedy aspect.
  • Test Movie 1 - Movie
    Creative Notes:
    After winning the contest for The Umpire, I quit my job to work on this project full time. I hope you like it.