The short story, “Ligeia,” by Edgar Allan Poe, suggests that not only is life sustainable through the power of one’s will, but a strong will could bring someone back from the dead. In both the classic story and in this film, a writer obsesses over the memories of his dead wife and longs to “restore her to the pathway she had abandoned.” Though this adaptation takes place in the modern world, this film looks, sounds and feels as though it could have been made long ago.

Starring Mattew Donaldson, Amelia Belle and Tyler Wipfli.Written and Directed by Paul Kramer.
Produced by Matthew Donaldson and Amelia Belle.
Director of Photography, JJ La Britt.
Edited by Sam Dobbyn.
Original Music Score by Jeff Cortazzo.
Choreography by Shannon Mahoney.
Costumes by Carol Cramer.
Hair and Makeup by Selene Yebra.


    • WOW! Thank you, Timothy. I’m humbled and I don’t really know what to say, other than we had a great team behind this project, and I’m very proud of the work we did.

      Amelia Belle and I are currently producing a feature film called “To Find A Monster,” and I know that “Ligeia” Director, Paul Kramer, is writing a feature film script!

      Again, thank you for your kind words. Be well!

  1. A very cleverly and creative film……..was a pleasure to view!!! My rating would be five stars for all categories!!! Tyler Wipfli performances was heart warming and amazing!!!

  2. Outstanding film. Many thanks to everyone involved in this excellent adaptation.

    I feel I must mention that Mr. Donaldson delivered the first convincing portrayal I’ve ever seen of my favorite author. It’s gratifying–and very impressive–to see someone finally pull it off.

    Given the entire package, I feel like I caught a personal glimpse of the great author, tonight.

    • Mr. Brewster,

      I want to personally thank you for watching our film, and for your kind words. It’s not often I get such feedback, and I am grateful and humbled that you would take the time to do so. It is rewarding to me to have somebody that respects Mr. Poe so much pay me the ultimate compliment, as an actor.

      All the best to you and yours!

  3. An extraordinary, well-realized adaptation of Edgar Alan Poe’s story and the crown jewel of Sacramento’s “Poe Project.” The Bard of Baltimore would be proud!

  4. Well done short film that displays creative diversity and genius on many levels. Performances by Matthew Donaldson and Amelia Belle engage and entertain, while mesmerizing viewers at the same time. Kudos to director Paul Kramer for pulling it all together so beautifully.

  5. The story of Poe’s Ligea was told well through fantastic lighting, cinematography, wardrobe and acting! The choreography was well-placed and meaningful. Artful without being avant garde. Very impressive piece.

  6. It was a pleasure to work with such an amazing cast and crew. And, I feel so honored to have the film featured on this site!!!