Nine Months to a Year

Ryan and Angela, an American expat couple living in Amsterdam, are expecting a child when they find out Ryan has terminal cancer and only a year to live. Angela struggles to accept her husband's diagnosis as a definite while Ryan convinces a reluctant Angela to attend a support group for widows.

  • Patrick Collins
    Director
  • Patrick Collins
    Writer
  • Patrick Collins
    Producer
  • Erik Ros
    Producer
    L.A Story (Short Film)
  • Lizz Kemery
    Key Cast
    “Anglea”
    Boom Chicago cast member
  • Edgar Figueroa
    Key Cast
    “Ryan”
  • Mirja Romeyn-Poelstra
    Key Cast
    “Femke ”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins became a filmmaker since he has tried nearly everything else. From owning and operating a temporary Halloween store to selling alcohol in Chicago and Las Vegas to selling Japanese railroad parts, writing stories has always fit into his life. Patrick produced comic books before diving deep into screenwriting. After moving to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Patrick took the screenwriting to the next level working with some of the best independent filmmakers in Amsterdam to produce stories inspired by the wonderful city of Amsterdam itself.

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Director Statement

I wrote the screenplay for Nine Months to a Year, after moving to Amsterdam, The Netherlands with my wife. We were pregnant with our first child and experiencing the cultural differences of being expats in Europe. My wife was such a strong person throughout both the pregnancy and moving that she became the inspiration for the main character Angela. Ryan and Angela, living in Amsterdam, are expecting a child when they learn Ryan has terminal cancer and only a year to live. Angela struggles to accept her husband's diagnosis as a definite while Ryan convinces a reluctant Angela to attend a support group for widows.