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Writer/Director: Geremy Jasper | Producer: Michael Gottwald, Noah Stahl, Dan Janvey, Rodrigo Teixeira, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Chris Columbus | Editor: Brad Turner | Composer: Geremy Jasper, Jason Binnick | Cinematographer: Federico Cesca | USA / 2017 / 108 min / Narrative
Geremy Jasper and Bridget Everett in attendance.
About the Film
First-time writer/director Geremy Jasper—a musician and past music video director—showcases his music chops in this brash and bombastic story of unlikely MC Patti “Killa P” Dombrowski. In working-class “dirty Jersey,” Patti and her best friend and music partner, Hareesh, dream of escaping their dead-end jobs and pursuing their dreams of hip-hop superstardom. When they meet reclusive Goth newcomer Basterd, he provides the missing link to elevate their sound. Breakout talent Danielle Macdonald plays Patti with the magnetism and stage presence of a seasoned recording artist, matched by the prodigious talents of Bridget Everett as Patti’s disillusioned mother, who saw her own aspirations of stardom pass by long ago.
Geremy Jasper will be recognized with the New Voices in Screenwriting Award at the Screenwriters Tribute on Friday, June 23.
About the Filmmaker
Geremy Jasper is a writer, director, and composer born and bred in North Jersey. He co-directed VMA-nominated videos for Florence + The Machine and Selena Gomez, and his direction for the Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular won a Cannes Golden Lion, TED Prize, and was inducted into MoMA’s permanent collection. Patti Cake$, which went through the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs, is Geremy’s debut feature film; a lifelong music freak, he also wrote all of the movie’s original songs.