Heart of The City

A disgraced private detective races to prove the innocence of his brother by uncovering the truth behind the trial of the century; invoking the wrath of a powerful public figure and turmoil for the Chicago Police force.

  • Jehan Tyson Patterson
  • Jehan Tyson Patterson
  • Salonica Hunter
  • Shemar Jonas
    Key Cast
    Nazen, Showtime
  • Martin Davis
    Key Cast
    Chicago Med, ParaGenex Shadow of the Mind
  • China Green
    Key Cast
  • Chadwick Gobar
    Director of Photography
    400 Years Later... free-ish
  • Mary Gentry
    Assistant Director
    Everyday is Christmas
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Clark Atlanta University
Director Biography - Jehan Tyson Patterson

Jehan Patterson is a Writer/Director based out of his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. He previously studied at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta Georgia. His work aims to encompass nuanced and honest presentations of the human experience in the form of African-descended individuals.

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Director Statement

"I give you my first feature film Heart of The City. I wrote this film when I was 19 years old as a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University, and what followed was some of the most enlightening film work I have ever been blessed to do. This project was constructed during a very dark time in my life and I pray it reflects that, and that you enjoy the efforts of my cast and crew in Heart of The City.