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Life's a Pitch

Abby needs to sell a script to a big Hollywood producer and she won't let anything get in the way - including the story.

  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Jes and Lora, The Shabbos Bigfoot, A Mock Time: A 'Star Trek' Wedding, Hollywood The Hard Way;
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Patrick Coleman Duncan;
  • Aubrey Mozino, Whit Spurgeon
  • Aubrey Mozino
    Key Cast
  • Isabelle Loeb
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Lesley"
    Parks and Recreation, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light;
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • WMM Fest (preview screening)
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    June 6, 2018
    (preview screening, not premiere)
  • Movie Mondays (preview screening)
    Arcadia, CA
    United States
    January 28, 2019
    (preview screening, not premiere)
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival (World Premiere)
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 14, 2019
    (World Premiere)
  • Palm Springs ShortFest and Film Market (Market Pass)
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    June 18, 2019
    (Invited with Film Market Pass, non screening)
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    July 12, 2019
    Best Actor, 2nd Place, Patrick Coleman Duncan
  • International Shorts
    December 2, 2019
    Australian Premiere
  • LA LIVE Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 9, 2019
  • jellyFEST
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 22, 2020
  • LA Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 14, 2019
    Best Short Film-Gold Award
  • Hollywood Film Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 21, 2019
    Best Short Film Silver Award
  • NexGn International Short Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra
    November 21, 2019
    India Premiere
  • Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 10, 2019
  • Hyperwave Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 16, 2019
  • Sprrkle Collective
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 5, 2019
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 8, 2019
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    February 3, 2020
    Honorable Mention for Best Comedy
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 16, 2020
  • North Europe International Film Festival - London Edition
    North Europe International Film Festival - London Edition
    United Kingdom
    February 15, 2020
    U.K. and London Premiere
  • Marina Del Rey Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 9, 2020
  • London International Motion Picture Awards
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    December 30, 2020
Director Biography - Patrick Coleman Duncan

Patrick Coleman Duncan is an Actor and Award Winning Filmmaker. Originally from Louisville, KY where he was a charter member of the Walden Theatre, a preparatory training program for professional bound actors, he currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

Patrick attended Southern Methodist University and received a BFA in Acting there while also studying writing for stage and directing.

After college he moved to NYC and began his filmmaking career with a short film "So, What's In Jericho?" After completing "'Jericho?", moved to California and wrote, directed and appeared in several short films including "Hollywood the Hard Way", "The Shabbos Bigfoot", and "A Mock Time: A 'Star Trek' Wedding.”

Co-founded a filmmaker support group called the Los Angeles Filmmakers Network and contributed to several short films and a feature with the group. He is current member of the Hollywood Filmmaking Collective We Make Movies and hosts their monthly Test Screening and Feedback series for films-in-progress. He served as the Program Coordinator for the NewFilmmakersLA screening series.

As an editor assisted on the Feature Documentary "Carbon Nation" and edited the narrative feature "Assisting Venus" starring Michael Steger and Julian Sands.

He appeared as Dobson's Father in the web series "Project Hollywood," also acted in his own script "Misery Date" as well as many other sketches for We Make Movies and recently appeared on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." He has also appeared on network Television shows "Days of Our Lives," "Guiding Light" and "Law and Order."

His short film "Jes and Lora" screened at 27 festivals worldwide and won 15 Awards Internationally.

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Director Statement

Sometimes our dreams run up against reality and we're all too willing tosettle for less than the ideal. I made "Life's a Pitch" because I decided it would be fun to have a laugh over it instead of complaining.

After all, if you're the one who sells out your dream, you can't blame the buyer. Thanks for watching!