Private Project

Jes and Lora

Jes just wants to borrow a can of gas for his stranded car, but farm girl Lora wants to find out more about the stranger. The two troubled souls form an unexpected bond while revealing dark secrets on a lonely trail.

  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
    Hollywood the Hard Way, The Shabbos Bigfoot, A Mock Time: A Star Trek Wedding
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
  • Brynna Yentz
  • Kristen Pickrell
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan
  • Terri J. Freedman
    Key Cast
  • Brendan Weinhold
    Key Cast
  • Erin Hill
    Cradle Will Rock, Clear Blue Tuesday
  • Sam Rosenthal
    Director of Photography
  • Skyko
  • Sam Mestman (colorist)
    Post Production
  • Patrick Coleman Duncan (post audio mix)
    Post Production
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • We Make Movies Fest (PREMIERE)
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    June 11, 2015
  • Louisville's International Festival of Film
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    October 2, 2015
    Best Short Film (Jury Award)
  • Hollywood & Vine Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    December 6, 2016
    Best Short Film (Jury Award)
  • The New Classic Cinema Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    July 25, 2017
    AWARDS FOR BEST SHORT, BEST STYLE, BEST ACTRESS (Terri J. Freedman), BEST ACTOR (Brendan Weinhold), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (Sam Rosenthal), BEST DIRECTOR (Patrick Coleman Duncan)
  • TMFF-The Monthly Film Festival
    Glasgow, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    September 24, 2016
    Actress of the Month September 2016 (Terri J. Freedman)
  • IndieWise Virtual Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    September 11, 2016
    (selected, but no live screening)
    Best Actress Award (Terri J. Freedman)
  • The Open Door Short Film Showcase
    United Kingdom
    November 8, 2015
    Golden Key Award for Drama
  • iHolly: International Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    March 7, 2016
    (Awards Only, Not Publicly Screened)
    Kudos for Drama (Jury Award)
  • Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 15, 2016
    (Awards Only, Not Publicly Screened)
    Silver Award for Short Film (Jury Award)
  • Palm Springs ShortFest Film Market
    Palm Springs
    United States
    June 21, 2016
  • Isle of Wight Film Festival
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    August 11, 2015
    United Kingdom Premiere
  • IndieFlicks (Manchester, U.K.)
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    October 7, 2015
  • Golden Panda North America International Short Film Festival
    Vancouver, B.C.
    October 16, 2015
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    February 19, 2016
  • NewFilmmakers New York, NY
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 2, 2015
  • Benicia Film Festival
    Benicia, CA
    United States
    September 5, 2015
  • Broken Knuckle Film Festival

    United States
    December 18, 2015
    Official Selection but no live screening
  • New York Film Week
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 3, 2016
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 5, 2015
    (Advanced Test Screening)
  • Walnut Creek International Short Film Festival
    Walnut Creek, CA
    United States
    May 3, 2015
    (Advanced Test Screening)
  • We Make Movies Monthly Screening Series
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    April 12, 2015
    (Advanced Test Screening)
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    October 19, 2016
    Florida Premiere
  • Discover Film Festival
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2016
    London Premiere
  • ITSA Film Festival
    Sonora, CA
    United States
    November 11, 2016
  • HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    February 16, 2017
  • The Howling Wolf Film Festival
    Glasgow, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    September 28, 2017
    Best Actress (Terri J. Freedman), Best Actor (Brendan Weinhold)
  • Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival
    April 16, 2018
    Asian Continent Premiere, Japan Premiere
Director Biography - Patrick Coleman Duncan

Patrick Coleman Duncan is an Actor and Award Winning Filmmaker. Originally from Louisville, KY where he was a charter member of the Walden Theatre, a preparatory training program for professional bound actors, he currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

Patrick attended Southern Methodist University and received a BFA in Acting there while also studying writing for stage and directing.

After college he moved to NYC and began his filmmaking career with a short film "So, What's In Jericho?" After completing "'Jericho?", moved to California and wrote, directed and appeared in several short films including "Hollywood the Hard Way", "The Shabbos Bigfoot", and "A Mock Time: A 'Star Trek' Wedding" all available on the Youtube channel at

Co-founded a filmmaker support group called the Los Angeles Filmmakers Network and contributed to several short films and a feature with the group. He is current member of the Hollywood Filmmaking Collective We Make Movies and hosts their monthly Test Screening and Feedback series for films-in-progress. He served as the Program Coordinator for the NewFilmmakersLA screening series.

As an editor assisted on the Feature Documentary "Carbon Nation" and edited the narrative feature "Assisting Venus" starring Michael Steger and Julian Sands.

He appeared as Dobson's Father in the web series "Project Hollywood," also acted in his own script "Misery Date" as well as many other sketches for We Make Movies and recently appeared on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." He has also appeared on network Television shows "Days of Our Lives," "Guiding Light" and "Law and Order."

For more info, please check IMDB Page and Youtube Channel

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Director Statement

"Jes and Lora" was made with the support of the Los Angeles filmmaking collective We Make Movies.