FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
19:22 BLOCK 2 TRUE STORY
Documentary (USA) 2018
Director: Patrick Green
North East Premiere
SYNOPSIS: A pop culture provocateur and Naked Trump sculptor team up to take down Harvey Weinstein, creating a statue of the disgraced movie producer that goes viral and incites further conversation.
DIRECTOR BIO: Patrick is an LA-based filmmaker who has written for TV, film and video games for Tony Scott (True Romance), Tom Pellegrini (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), and Vincent Ngo (Hancock). He's written and directed branded content shorts for the ID Agency, a digital sketch comedy series for Mandatory, and three short films. "TAG" premiered at the 35th Annual CAAMFest 2017, played at two dozen film festivals around the world, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. He just completed "For Your Consideration," a documentary on the Harvey Weinstein statue that shook up the 90th Academy Awards, and "Mommy's Little Monster", an elevated horror piece shot in Big Bear, CA. He has a Masters in Film/TV Screenwriting from Cal State Northridge and a BA in Journalism from San Diego State.
DIRECTOR STATEMENT: As a filmmaker, I want to not only entertain people, but make them stop, think, and feel something. That is what initially attracted me to Plastic Jesus’ work. The Los-Angeles based pop culture provocateur is a street artist and former photojournalist who gives us what we want — instant Instagram material, but also what we need — a slap to the face. His art is a cross between social commentary and trolling, holding up a mirror to who we really are, yet often can’t see because we’re blinded by the phone or computer screen in front of our faces. I wanted to document Plastic Jesus and his co-conspirator Ginger’s process in formulating, executing, and integrating their “Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch” street art installation from beginning to end. After the art piece shook up the 90th Academy Awards and went viral, I realized that there was much more to this story. Thus, I expanded the documentary to include feminist street artist MegZany, right wing guerrilla artist Sabo who warns of an impending liberal witch hunt, and Dawn Dunning (one of the women who initially spoke out about her encounter with Weinstein). “For Your Consideration” plays a small part in a bigger story, helping continue a much-needed conversation that carries on strong today and hopefully tomorrow with movements like #MeToo. http://fycdoc.com/