Cop's Wife

When Officer Knight is ambushed and murdered, Mrs. Knight sets out to find out who is behind it and seek bloody revenge.

  • Deirdre Patterson
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  • 2015 Twisted International Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
  • 2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2014 5th Annual PollyGrind Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    Best Short Screenplay
  • 2014 Fright Night Film Festival
    Louisville, KY
  • 2013 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition
    Edinboro, PA
    Semi Finalist
  • 2013 International Indie Gathering Film Festival
    Hudson, OH
    Second Place - Horror/Comedy Category
  • 2018 Motor city Nightmares Horror Expo & Film Festival
    Novi, MI
Writer Biography - Deirdre Patterson

Deirdre started writing at the age of fourteen with poems and short stories.
Her love of horror, thrillers, exploitation and dark comedies also started young with watching way too many 1970s exploitation, 1980s slasher and foreign films.
With a background in theater, mostly behind the scenes, Deirdre switched from short stories to writing staged plays. She has completed seven stage plays with topics ranging from a murder mystery set in the 1890s to an S/M themed, disco musical. Three of her plays are in her book, Ladies & Whores: Three Two Act Plays. Available on and
In 2005, Deirdre ventured into the world of screenwriting. Her first script Auntie, is about a young woman who uses murder as her coping mechanism. Other works by the writer include Big Daddy, a buddy cop piece and homage to the exploitation genre. Little Sister delves into the world of teen witches and Cop’s Wife follows a housewife seeking bloody revenge. The Second Beast explores the power of religion as a young woman believes she is responsible for the coming of the apocalypse. Her short feature scripts, Soul Mate and Sub are companion pieces that share the theme of love and loss. All have either won or placed highly in multiple screenwriting competitions.

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Writer Statement

I have a tendency to merge genres and my hope is to continue to write strong female roles, change the face of horror and have my words expressed both on stage and screen. Like every other writer, I am looking for a creative home.