Experiencing Interruptions?


Patrick is a college student with an extraordinary ability to "see" the potential of those around him. When a fellow student's bright future suddenly turns dark, he must decide how to prevent her from going astray - learning some important things about himself in the process.

  • Benjamin Patch
  • Benjamin Patch
  • Leslie Wei Patch
  • Trey Santiago
    Key Cast
  • Samantha Goss
    Key Cast
  • Spencer Rosner
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Lau
    Director of Photography
  • John Grenham
    Editor / VFX Artist
  • James Bartholomew
    Production Designer
  • Chris Cheung
  • Vinny Alfano
    Sound Designer
  • Matthew Brennan
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2018 Palm Springs ShortFest Market
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    June 22, 2018
Director Biography - Benjamin Patch

Benjamin Patch is currently studying cinema as a full-time student at Binghamton University in upstate New York. He previously ran a small web development business called Cascading Media, prior to which Benjamin Patch served as an intelligence analyst for the United States Army.

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Director Statement

"Astray" was inspired by my experience as a non-traditional college student in my early 30s. This gave me an unconventional perspective of the institution and more importantly, all the potential my fellow classmates had to offer.

This is a complex film with many narrative layers that many people enjoy more on a second or third viewing. The script required us to shoot in 18 locations (16 in the final cut) over the course of 3 weeks. This collaborative project created an excellent learning opportunity for everyone on the volunteer cast and crew, including myself.