Little Sister

This Halloween season, Dana's prophetic dreams get more intense and harder to understand. When tragedy strikes her high school, Dana blames herself and is forced to push past her fears, recognize her power and ask for help to stop an enemy she knows all too well.

  • Deirdre Patterson
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  • 2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2014 Zed Fest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    Honorable Mention
  • 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest
    Hollywood, CA
    Official Selection
  • 2014 New York Screenplay Contest
    New York, NY
    Park Avenue Award (3rd Place)
  • 17th Annual Fade In Awards

    Semi Finalist
  • 2012 Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters Competition
  • 2012 Midnight Black International Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    Runner Up
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.