Words Escape Me

Words Escape Me

Project Format
Feature Film

Black Comedy / Drama

Last words are the hardest.

When a crippled writer is asked to deliver the eulogy at his father’s live wake, he returns to his hometown and agonises over whether to expose him for the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

PRIMARY – Adults, male and female (30-45)
SECONDARY – Young Adults, male and female (18-29)

Comparative Shows
Garden State, Thunder Road, Call Me By Your Name

Notes of Interest
Words Escape Me was optioned and generated significant interest from a host of top actors before the pandemic halted production. Now he has the rights back, the author will produce the film.


This work is the intellectual property of playwright, Jody Medland.

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To discuss all rights and purchasing information, or to request a copy of the full script, please contact Jody directly on jody@penworksmedia.co.uk.