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"PASSAGE" Digital Pitch

Take a glimpse into the world of "Passage", a horror, suspense piece taking place in 13th century Ireland...

  • Derek Patterson
  • Derek Patterson
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  • Genres:
    Suspense, Horror
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - George Mason University
Director Biography - Derek Patterson

My love for film started early on when I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. The creation of narrative fiction on screen was always captivating to me, showcasing another world in four contained walls. It was as I took my mind and spirit to George Mason University that I learned and expanded my creative process on a deeper level, learning film theory along with on-set experience. While my vision was greatly expanded as a filmmaker, as a person I discovered something even greater. Everyone has a unique story to tell. Each fictional work has an element of non-fiction, as moments in these other worlds are uniquely built off an element of another artist’s reality. It is with great happiness that I look forward to sharing you these stories of my own.

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Director Statement

In “Passage”, I want to focus on how division is the downfall to the human spirit. Our present day is fueled by anger and hatred, as political and social ideologies are motivated with such. It was during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that I thought the world would come together to defeat such an obstacle. However, people continued to be divided, fighting one another over their differences rather than attempting to come together as one. I find this tale compelling, as despite it taking place in a post-plague era in the 1300’s, its themes parallel the human savagery still found in today’s sociopolitical landscape. A powerful message trapped in the vessel of an exciting, suspenseful film makes “Passage” a vision I’m thrilled to share!