International Influence: "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in" in Germany
The first time The Secret Nobody Knows writer/director Nick Ronan heard the poem that inspired the film was in a German commercial for Parkinson's awareness.
"I was immediately drawn to cummings words and the way this was shot. I must've played the commercial back four or five times in a row. I knew I wanted to create something that evoked the same feeling I had experienced when I first watched this. Something both sad and beautiful. A piece that would make audiences examine their own lives, past loves, the passage of time."
A year later, Ronan began work on The Secret Nobody Knows. One of the remarkable aspects of e.e. cummings poetry is its global impact and international following.
Check out the German Parkison's commercial that started our film's journey.