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The Serene Heartache

A eco-conscious teen spends her day cleaning the beach but finds something that will forever change her life.

  • Pat Battistini
    Torturato, Legs to Stand On, Sexy Seniors, Cow Pies in the Park, Three Specials, Braggin' Rights
  • Juliette Jones
    Key Cast
  • Maya L'Abbe
    Key Cast
  • Nick Horiatis
    Key Cast
  • Nikki Weaver
    Key Cast
  • Leroy Chin
    Key Cast
  • Tomoko Saito
    Key Cast
  • Sean James
    Key Cast
  • Fazeema Bano
    Key Cast
  • Pat Battistini
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Real to Reel Film Festival
    February 4, 2017
    Best Short Film
  • Friday Harbor Film Festival
    Friday Harbor, WA
    November 12, 2016
    Best Short Film
  • The Valley Film Festival
    North Hollywood, CA
    September 30, 2016
  • Indiana Shorts Film Festival
    Danville, IN
    October 9, 2016
  • Bare Bones Film Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    April 22, 2017
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City, CA
    December 10, 2016
  • MayDay Film Festival
    Evansvile, IN
    May 19, 2017
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    East Lansing, Michigan
    United States
    November 12, 2017
  • EyeCatcher Film Festival
    McCallister, Oklahoma
    United States
    November 11, 2017
Director Biography - Pat Battistini

The writer/director/editor is a native of Merrillville, Indiana. Pat began his career as an actor at the Player’s Workshop of the Second City in Chicago. He continued working in improvisation and eventually performed in over 500 improv shows. Pat suffered having to work for Club Med in their Entertainment Department in places such as St. Lucia, Thailand and Tahiti. Continuing to have fun in Asia, Pat moved to Tokyo where he collaborated with an all Japanese comedy group for two years performing in the Japanese language.
Only making sense, he moved to Miami after his Tokyo gig, where he started his filmmaking career. Pat finally made his way to Los Angeles in the fall of ’98.
In LA, he has written and produced ten short films. His shorts “Sexy Seniors”, “Braggin’ Rights”, and “Three Specials” have all been nominated to at least one film festival as a finalist to their Grand Jury Award. “Lincoln Vs. Bush has been viewed over 81,000 times and has been shown, in controversy, in several other festivals. His short, “Legs To Stand On”, dealing with the disabled, received a
Special Recognition Award at the Los Angeles Italian American Film Awards. His most latest film, “The Serene Heartache” has won two Best Short Film awards respectively.
Pat resides in Santa Clarita with his wife Marnie and his two children, Maggie (17) and Burke (12).

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