Fond Farewell Films in association with Master Video Productions presents PATRICK


Nashville Film Festival - Nashville, TN

October 3-12, 2019 - Screening Info TBA - Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX // Buy Tickets →





Best Actor for Curtis C. Jackson - South Georgia Film Festival 2019

Director’s Choice Award - Grenada Afterglow Film Festival 2018

Shortlist - Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Finalist - Hammer To Nail Summer Shorts Contest 2018

In Competition Hometowner Narrative Shorts - Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018

Top 10 Finalist - Film Prize: Memphis 2018



Two strangers with very different backgrounds get to know one another over crummy coffee and shared struggles in an old church basement.  //  15 min.


Kyle Taubken’s drama Patrick...had more authenticity in 15 minutes than Gus Van Sant’s recent 12-step dramedy Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill.
— Thelma Adams, Real Clear Life
A beautifully acted tale.
— Nelson Kim, Hammer To Nail
Achieves one of the most difficult tasks for a short film: It delivers a nuanced story light on obvious moments...a portrait of small victories – both in the film itself and the achievement of the filmmaker, and it reflects on the maturity of Taubken’s work behind the camera...Taubken’s got the goods and this film [Patrick] impressed everyone.
— John Wildman, Festworks



Like most all independent, low budget short films, PATRICK was truly a labor of love. With the exception of the opening sequence, we shot the film over the course of four days in a single location with a skeleton crew and a lot of favors. What is on the surface a traditional two character dialogue piece, PATRICK ultimately becomes a detailed micro-examination of one character's inability to express his thoughts, feelings, and experiences honestly when he's confronted by some hard truths about himself and, furthermore, what it might look like for him to try. My goal has always been to get more specific and focused in my filmmaking over the years while I continue to hone my voice and interests. The results have been, as expected, varied to say the least. PATRICK is however, I think, the purest culmination of those efforts. At the same time it has also become my most seemingly simple film to date. I really hope you enjoy it! And I hope it moves you in some way. - Kyle T.



Curtis C. Jackson   //   Patrick

Jacob Wingfield  //  Felix

Lisa Sanchez-Sullivan  //  Nina


Writer/Director/Editor/Producer   //   Kyle Taubken

Director of Photography   //   Dwayne Green

Composer  //  Paul Vinsonhaler

Gaffer  //  Jay Johnson

First Asst. Camera  //  Justin Harrison

Location Sound Mixer & Boom Operator  //  David Moates

Stills Photographer  //  Emily Tuberville Taubken

Poster & Title Design  //  Russell Shaw

Music Mix  //  James Joseph

Craft Service  //  Vicki Taubken

Set PA  //  Thomas McDaniel

Featuring music from Possessed By Paul James and Crockett Hall

Coffee Shop Extras  //  Josh Colfer - Jared Myers - John Smiley - Felipe Vazquez - Anna Vinsonhaler - Paul Vinsonhaler - Erika Hansan - Rahn Marion - Anita Chang - Shannon McDevitt - Meredith Miyake Vazquez - Areil Harrison

Meeting Extras  //  David Boone - Kathy Lofton - Rob Robinson - Vicki Taubken - Kayleigh Bondor - Jay Taubken

Additional Equipment Sponsor  //  Spoon Mountain Productions d.b.a. Richard L. Copley

Special Thanks  //  Daniel Carter and the team at Master Video Productions, Jared Myers, Joey Carr, Travis Scott Ray, Matteo Servente, Rich Cook and the board of Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Daniel Clarke, Richard Copley, Josh Colfer, Lisa Toro and the staff of City & State, Corey DeWaters, Robert W., Adam Nelson, Emily Tuberville Taubken, Anna and Oliver Moates, Jay and Vicki Taubken, Russell Shaw


Design by Russell Shaw