Time to give some love to our incredible short films! This year we have 12, count 'em, 12 astonishing shorts programs for you to choose from. ¡Ay, carumba! So what should you see? Why, everything, of course! Seriously, we have so many amazing and wonderful short films even I hardly know where to start. So I'm going to dig in with one chosen by our illustrious programmer Magida as one of her favorites.
Patch Town is part of our Shorts 3: Misleading Appearances collection. It was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and will soon be a full-length feature. Check out the film's trailer!
I had the pleasure of chatting with Craig Goodwill, the film's director and co-writer, and this is what he had to say!
THE INSIDER: Please tell us the story of Patch Town.
CRAIG: Patch Town tells the story of an abandoned child whose adult dream is to be reunited with his long lost adoptive mother. After years in a loving home, Jon was forgotten, abandoned and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother. He returns to live a sad life as a Patch Town Enterprise worker; a life of factory work and oppression in a place where hundreds of cabbage babies are born every day. The thankless task of shucking, picking, and processing these newborns to go out into the world has taken its toll on Jon. With each new birth, Jon slips deeper into sadness, lamenting the days when life was good and he was loved.
But Jon has a secret, and he soon finds himself in a life or death
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