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From Here On

Frank and Jes have been friends since childhood. Now adults and roommates they fall on hard times and decide to "go where things are cheap" A mysterious hitcher sets them off on a journey through a disenfranchised America where their lives are anything but easier.

  • Patrick Coleman Duncan (story, screenplay)
    "Jes and Lora," "Misery Date," "A Mock Time: A 'Star Trek' Wedding," "The Shabbos Bigfoot," "Hollywood The Hard Way," "So, What's In Jericho?"
  • Blake Brocksmith (story)
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  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    August 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • TMFF (The Monthly Film Festival)
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    October 4, 2016
    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Patrick Coleman Duncan (story, screenplay), Blake Brocksmith (story)

Patrick is an Award Winning Screenwriter and Filmmaker. He is originally from Louisville, KY and has been living and working as a filmmaker in the LA area for 16 years. He has written, produced, directed and/or edited several shorts including "Jes and Lora," Winner of the 2015 Best Short Film Award at Louisville's International Festival of Film, currently on the festival circuit. Other writing/directing credits include "So, What's in Jericho?", "Hollywood The Hard Way", "The Shabbos Bigfoot", and "A Mock Time: A 'Star Trek' Wedding." His feature films as an editor include the award winning features "Assisting Venus" and "Carbon Nation."

As a charter member of The Walden Theatre in Louisville, KY he met and became friends with Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy). Patrick is proud to use Will's music in his film "Jes and Lora."

He is also a member of the We Make Movies Film Collective in Los Angeles where he has written, acted in, edited and/or produced over a dozen projects.

As an actor, he most recently appeared as "Zorpie" cult leader Marty Zertzch on NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

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Writer Statement

This feature script is a modern retelling of "Of Mice and Men." In tone it is intended to recall the great films I grew up with, such as "Midnight Cowboy," "The Graduate," and "Deliverance" to name a few.

Like of "Of Mice and Men," FROM HERE ON shows the ultimate fate of a society based on the "haves" pitting the "have nots" against each other and the American Dream gone wrong.

It has been workshopped multiple times in both New York and Los Angeles and has always been very well received in staged readings.