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Director Geremy Jasper just graduated Wesleyan, now living in his parent’s basement.
Convinced he would never get out of Jersey, his daily routine was taking care of his grandparent with a broken hip, writing rap lyrics, and dreaming of another life as a New York City musician.
After actually making it to NYC, fronting indi-rock band “The Fever”, acting in a film, creating high-end music videos, starting “Leggs Media” with his future wife, Georgie Greville, who BTW, started “Milk Makeup”. Jasper decided it was time to make a feature film.

As they say, start with what you know. Fast forward to Sundance Writing Lab, guidance by his hero, Quentin Tarantino, Sundance Directors Workshop, winning a SF Film Society/ KRF Filmmaking Grant, rounding up cast and crew, and voila, PATTI CAKE$, rewarded with three standing ovations at Sundance, and the well-deserved Centerpiece of the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM)…. Whew. Geremy Jasper’s auto-biography morphed into Patricia Dombroski, an overweight 23-year-old woman, stuck in Jersey, dreaming of rap stardom.

The leading actress, Danielle Macdonald, AKA “Killa P”, is Australian! Geremy Jasper spent months teaching her to rap flawlessly with a Jersey accent.
Patti’s wheelchair-bound grandma is played to dark comedic perfection by Cathy Moriarty.
BFF Jheri, (Siddharth Dhananjay), is up for any adventure, like the time they discovered Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), living in a cemetery. Bridget Everett is the perfect, imperfect, alcoholic mom.

PATTI CAKE$ will take you to another place, a good place.

Check out this 2010 music video by Geremy & Georgie.