Big Daddy

Detectives Branson and Carault are assigned to find a missing boy. They become immediately embroiled in a street adventure filled with outlandish characters and a underground network of criminals they never knew existed. They quickly find out that their case has all been orchestrated by the elusive crime boss Big Daddy.

  • Deirdre Patterson
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  • 2015 Here Be Dragons International New Genre Film Festival
    Official Selection - Feature Script
  • 2014 Zed Fest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

  • 2014 Austin Indie Flix Showcase Screenplay Competition
    Austin, TX
    Semi Finalist
  • 2013 Cherub Productions Horror Screenplay Competition

    Second Place
  • 2013 Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    Top Ten
  • 2012 Emerging Screenwriters Competition

    Top 100
  • 2010 International Indie Gathering Film Festival
    Cleveland, OH
    Third Place Horror/Comedy Category
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. All of her scripts 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.