Rey Benipayo

Rookie - 252 Points (September 20,1987 / Ligao City, Philippines)

Let's Make A Movie - Poem by Rey Benipayo

Let's make a movie,
A different film everyone would like,
That even critics would enjoy and love
An unforgettable film that's timeless
And for years to come, a classic film

Let's not make a big budgeted film
Something a big and well known company does
With famous actors, directors and writer
With expensive locations and special effects
It may top or bomb at the box office

Let's make a hard headed concept
Not the same old formula or a remake
Something that you and I don't know,
It must be something new to the eye
Let's search around the corners, definitely there is

I don't care what genre it is
If it is an action, comedy or romance,
Let's make a new genre, a legacy
It must not end with a common, happy ending
It must end with a twisted tragic ending

Let's make a no budgeted film,
Even cellphone camera can make a movie
Let's make a found footage film
Something like 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Blair Witch Project'
But not in a horror genre, it's too generic

Let's make an independent film
But let's not show it in the art house cinema
You're wasting your time and efforts
Let the mainstream audience see it!
Trust me, it's worthy of your money

Let it be censored for the right ages
Do not cut or sanitize every single part of it
Artistic integrity will sure be ruined
The message it express will never be understood
If broke it the law, let it banned if it deserves

Let's make film not for a fame or money
But for the sake of our cinema
Let it be your best simple contribution
Audience is hungry for new film
So, let's make a great movie!

Topic(s) of this poem: film, movie


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I dedicate this for the Philippine Cinema.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 31, 2017


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