INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
OPENS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
WITH WORLD PREMIERE DOUBLE FEATURES:
“HOT BATH, STIFF DRINK AN’ A CLOSE SHAVE” and
“ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE”
WHO: Director Matthew Gratzner, Producer and actor Jeffery Patterson, along with cast members from both films Robert Patrick, Alison Eastwood, Frankie Muniz (Malcom in the Middle), Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars), Cameron Palatas (MTV’s Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous), Ryan Ochoa (Disney’s Pair of Kings, iCarly), Angie Everhart, Judy Norton (Waltons),
WHAT: The 21st International Family Film Festival’s OPENING NIGHT featuring WORLD PREMIERES OF: HOT BATH, STIFF DRINK AN’ A CLOSE SHAVE and ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
WHEN: Thursday, October 20
Red Carpet: 4:30 pm - Press Check in opens
Red Carpet Host: Damian De Langeron
Stylist: Vanessa Terrazas
Photographer: Steve Escarcega, Bob Delgadillo, Ken MatthewsCrew: Michael Dausend, Michael Suvorov, Denis Avashurov, Jacqueline Beaudette (Media Consultant)
5:00 pm - red carpet begins
6:00 pm – 1ST FILM BEGINS, followed by a wine reception
8:00 pm – 2nd FILM BEGINS
WHERE: Raleigh Studios, Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
On Opening Night, the festival will present two back-to-back features: Hot Bath, Stiff Drink an’ a Close Shave, starring Frankie Muniz, Robert Patrick, Alison Eastwood, and Patterson, about twin brothers – one a marshal, one an outlaw – who join forces against a hardened killer bent on revenge in the old West
RECEPTION IN BETWEEN FILMS
Another Day in Paradise, also directed by and starring Jeffery Patterson, as a widowed father struggling to raise his 16-year-old twin daughters Brooke and Alexis, while also running the family-owned water park. Teens being teens, Brooke and Alexis manage to test his patience to the breaking point, and have all of them questioning the right path for their future.
The International Family Film Festival, October 20-23, is a 501c3 organization founded by Chris Shoemaker, Suzanne Shoemaker and Patte Dee McKee to exhibit and advocate for the production of family films and strives to deliver stories and films that are engaging and appropriate for all members of the family with themes that help define and challenge the definition of family. www.iffilmfest.org.
Actor/producer Jeffery Patterson likes to call his own shots. Taking a cue from such industry standouts as Tom Laughlin and Sylvester Stallone, Patterson is set on forging his own path.
Life had a funny way of preparing Patterson for a film career. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Alabama, Patterson initially began working with his father – a businessman at heart – who founded the local cable station, owned a fertilizer company, and raised and trained horses.
In his early 20s, Patterson’s entrepreneurial urge had him exploring all aspects of the business world. He moved to Florida and got into the health club industry. He became a stock broker, restauranteur and real estate broker. He got involved in acting classes and did some local theatre. And on a visit to Nashville, he met a girl. He married her and moved back to Alabama to start a family. And ten years later, he ran for a seat in the House of Representatives – twice. He came in second. In hindsight, he’s thankful he didn’t win.
With his most important title now being “Dad,” and inspired by his daughters and their own passion for acting, Patterson picked up and moved to Los Angeles to take the Hollywood bull by the horns. He dove into the industry with the goal of producing family-friendly movies that included roles for his daughters and himself. He worked at a number different production companies in order to better learn the business before launching his own production company, from which “Finding Harmony” and “Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink” were born.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, raises his daughters, owns a restaurant, produces films and continues to perform as an actor. Patterson has four film currently in the midst of post-production, all expecting releases in 2017. A single father of 4, Patterson currently resides in Los Angeles.