#TeamBUFF catches up with Adam from Patch

Patch is being screened on Monday 8th September 6.30 pm

Patch is a tragic father son relationship story. It is about a loving but hapless father (Kieran) who wants to protect his boy from the realities of poverty.

Hi Adam, what inspired you to make your film?

We took a long time to get from story to script with Patch.  We wanted to evoke an emotion in the audience of sadness but empathy with Kieran. We were inspired by directors like Ken Loach and Andrea Arnold.

What makes your film BUFF?

I think Patch addresses some social issues that are very current and widespread. I think it is a simple short film with two engaging characters. You may even know a father in Kieran constant predicament. 

What film do you wished you had made?

This is close to the film that we wanted to make. We aimed for a simple story with characters that would be suitable for a 15 minute film. We wanted to focus on the difficult position that some families find themselves in currently, and we wanted the audience to connect with these characters. I feel that we did very well on the budget and with the resources available.

If you could replace the lead role of your film with a cartoon character, which character would it be and why?

Barnie from The Simpson

Who is your superhero in the film industry? And what is their creative superhuman skill that you would like to have?

Aaron Sorkin and his skill is the ability to write endless but brilliant dialog.

If you can create an Avengers Team with any other film-makers who would they be and why? 

Tom Hanks and Julie Delpy as my actors, Roger Deakins DOP, Director David Fincher   Composer John Williams

Who would play the lead role if you were to ever create an autobiographical piece about yourself?

I am not sure that anyone would like to make a film about my life but I suppose someone like James Cordon.

About You

Fiction or Non-Fiction what is your favourite book title?

To Kill A Mockingbird

How did you become a director/producer?

I went to film school and studied producing, gaining the producer of the year award. I then have been developing my own projects while working as a freelance producer.

What advice would you give to inspiring film makers?

It’s perfectly okay to not to have the answers to everything, it’s supposed to be collaboration. 

What is in store for you after BUFF?

Continuing making a current web-series Dole The Series.

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