Two strangers with very different backgrounds get to know one another over crummy coffee and shared struggles in an old church basement.

  • Kyle Taubken
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
  • Kyle Taubken
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
  • Curtis C. Jackson
    Key Cast
    We Go On, The X-Files, Shameless (U.S.)
  • Jacob Wingfield
    Key Cast
    Nashville, Sun Records, Muddy Water
  • Lisa Sanchez-Sullivan
    Key Cast
    Feral, Returns
  • Kyle Taubken
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
  • Dwayne Green
    Director of Photography
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, Gehenna
  • Paul Vinsonhaler
    Muddy Water, Space Licorice, Bluff
  • Justin Harrison
    First Assistant Camera
  • Kyle Taubken
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
  • Jay Johnson
  • James Joseph
    Music Mixer
  • Thomas McDaniel
    Set PA
  • Emily Tuberville Taubken
    Stills Photographer
    The Butcher
  • Russell Shaw
    Title Design
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
  • Russell Shaw
    Poster Design
    The Butcher, The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4.6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Tallahassee Film Festival
    Tallahassee, FL
    United States
    April 6, 2019
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • South Georgia Film Festival
    Valdosta, GA
    United States
    March 2, 2019
    Georgia Premiere
    Best Actor for Curtis C. Jackson
  • Dublin International Film Festival 2019
  • Hammer To Nail Summer Shorts Contest 2018
    United States
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    November 1, 2018
    Official Selection In Competition Hometowner Narrative Shorts
  • Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
    Grenada, MS
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    Mississippi Premiere
    Director's Choice Award
  • Indigo Moon Film Festival
    Fayetteville, NC
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    North Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Knoxville Film Festival
    Knoxville, TN
    United States
    September 15, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Film Prize: Memphis 2018
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    August 3, 2018
    World Premiere
    Top 10 Finalist
Director Biography - Kyle Taubken

Kyle Taubken is a writer/director from Memphis, TN who grew up nearby in a small town in northern Mississippi. Inspired, in part, by the personal films of the New Hollywood movement and the low budget independent films of the early 90s, Kyle made his first short film at age 20. After completing his graduate work at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014, where his thesis film (THE NEIGHBORHOOD) won four graduate film awards, including Best Graduate Director and Best Graduate Film, Kyle returned to Memphis where he continues to make films and work as a freelance videographer and editor. Kyle’s films have screened in competition at festivals including the Portland Film Festival, Indie Memphis, and the Macon Film Festival, among others. Kyle is currently developing his first feature, and PATRICK is his 17th short film.

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Director Statement

Like most all independent, low budget short films, PATRICK was truly a labor of love. With the exception of the opening sequence, we shot the film over the course of four days in a single location with a skeleton crew and a lot of favors. What is on the surface a traditional two character dialogue piece, PATRICK ultimately becomes a detailed micro-examination of one character's inability to express his thoughts, feelings, and experiences honestly when he's confronted by some hard truths about himself and, furthermore, what it might look like for him to try. My goal has always been to get more specific and focused in my filmmaking over the years while I continue to hone my voice and interests. The results have been, as expected, varied to say the least. PATRICK is however, I think, the purest culmination of those efforts. At the same time it has also become my most seemingly simple film to date. I really hope you enjoy it! And I hope it moves you in some way. - Kyle T.