I'm Not Patrick
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FILM FORMATS: Digital Rental, Digital Purchase
RELEASE DATE: 9/22/2015
"This film is punk as hell. In the end [I'm Not Patrick] feels like a cherished cassette demo rather than some corporate label product. I kept thinking about Twin Peaks and Harold and Maude while watching—mostly because of the macabre material but also the surreal world that’s created—but actually it’s more akin to a short story by Kafka or Saunders."
—Heavy Feather Review
I’m Not Patrick is a black comedy that follows Seth, a teenager whose twin brother, Patrick, has suddenly, tragically, committed suicide. Seth doesn’t know what to feel, but everyone is eager to suggest what they imagine to be typical reactions to monozygotic suicide.
Whether it’s the rival twins’ landscaping company encroaching on Seth’s turf, or the school guidance counselor hovering close-by, or the French club electing him honorary president (a position that Patrick had occupied), Seth struggles to assert his individuality and insist that "I’m not Patrick."
"Bridging contemplations on identity with witty digressions, the dark comedy is an approachable, offbeat tale."
—The Columbus Alive
"The perfect marriage, the aesthetics... along with the story."
—The Nervous Breakdown
Writer & Director
Eric Obenauf is the editorial director of Two Dollar Radio. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the Venable Herndon Award for Screenwriting. He has written for television, as well as for the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Millions, and elsewhere.
Sound mixing — Joe Panzner
Produced by —
Lorian Long, Eric Obenauf, Mike Shiflet, Eliza Wood-Obenauf
Seth/Patrick — Lachlan Sinclair Lipscomb
Aunt — Pam Kelley
Cousin — Jacob Wood
Brianna — Isabel Wilsbach
Madison — Madison Runkle
Monsieur Smith-Jones — Eric Obenauf
Harrison — Harrison Herreman
Emilee — Emilee Brown
French Club — Elliott Smith
French Club — Alexander Allen Greenwald
Lars G. Mortelman — Joe Justus
Rosalyn — Morgan Woods
Mr. Tibbs — Brad Runkle
Ms. Cassandra — Lorian Long
Senior — Pablo Tanguay
Patricia — Sandy Tanguay
Patty — Lydia Harper
Young Seth — Mose Tanguay
Young Patrick — Royal Tanguay
Mr. Hollinger — Terrance Wedin
Jimmy/Jerry Blonde — Tyler Pintar
Mrs. Trudel — Megan Higgins
Ms. Frisch — Jessi Walker
People on the Street —
Ruth Burke, Casey Best, Chris Higgins, Jonathan Johns, Molly Busser
Music — Bummers, Japanther
Crew Chief — Steve Kern & Wendy Kern
Watch a trailer for the film I'm Not Patrick, by Eric Obenauf: