“The Big Wait” is a ten-minute short written and directed by R.W. Perkins, a Top 20 finalist in Canon and Ron Howard’s Project Imagination Film Contest. Based on a collection of unpublished rants by Perkins, also titled “The Big Wait,” the original written work consists of eight poems and a short story that ties the poetic narrative together. The film centers around longtime friends (Jim & Gabriel) torn apart by their interest in the same girl (Samantha), as the narrator (Perkins) seems to reflect, with a nostalgic sense of optimistic melancholia.

The Big Wait from R.W. Perkins on Vimeo.


R.W. Perkins is a poet, writer and filmmaker from Fort Collins, Colorado. Perkins latest short subject film “The Big Wait” is a top 20 finalist in Canon and Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n Film Contest. Perkins’ work has been published on the Atticus ReviewMoving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver.  His work has been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour in 2012 and at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.  Perkins is also the creator and director of The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival, Colorado’s first poetry film festival, which held its inaugural event in May of 2013.