The George Barker Story


By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is the last North American literary Classic yet to be realised in film. Set against the backdrop of World War Two we explore the extraordinary romance between its author, Elizabeth Smart, and the once acclaimed poet George Barker. Played out across continents, from Japan to America and from Canada to the bombed out streets of London two lovers chase and betray each other in the pursuit of love and inspiration.

“…This is a story of silver not of betrayal,
but of surrender
, this is the story of coming second
of snaking coastal roads

that throw skin and loneliness
to the water
 and surf and spray and tangle
and three points, three points on a triangle…”

from Munras, Pearl & Tyler

The story is developed as…