Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Darke

Mr. & Mrs. Darke are a unconventional couple tries to break into the movie business. Can they both get past their pasts to take their careers to the next level?

  • Deirdre Patterson
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  • 2021 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
    Los Angeles, CT
    November 17, 2021
    Quarter Finalist - Diversity Category
  • 2022 Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    December 16, 2022
    Nominee in the Rom-Com Category
  • 2023 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, RI
    July 30, 2023
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.