Cinequest: Director Patrick Mattes on DISAFFECTED YOUTH

28 Mar, 2017

During the 2017 Cinequest Film & VR Festival, which took place in downtown San Jose, CA and Redwood City, CA, we had the opportunity to view a group of short films presented by college filmmakers. One of our favorites of the Short Program 9A – College Short Program was DISAFFECTED YOUTH directed/co-written by San Jose State University alumnus Patrick Mattes and produced/co-written by Jacob Ohlhausen.

Cinequest | Director Patrick Mattes and Producer Jacob Ohlhausen of DISAFFECTED YOUTH

Cinequest | Director Patrick Mattes and Producer Jacob Ohlhausen of DISAFFECTED YOUTH
Photo: Cindy Maram

We caught up with Mattes prior to the world premiere of his punk-inspired, 18-minute short film at Cinequest. The short is a coming of age story about a teenage boy that idolizes his older brother. However, when things go awry Elvis has second thoughts about looking up to his older sibling.

Watch our exclusive interview with director, co-writer, producer Patrick Mattes:

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Publication: Dig In Magazine
Interviewer/Videographer: Cindy Maram
Film Editor: Cindy Maram
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Cindy Maram

Cindy Maram is Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Dig In Magazine. She is an accredited film journalist for Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and CAAMFest, as well as fashion & style photographer/blogger for London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, professional sports photographer/writer and art critic. She is a writer, vlogger & social media community manager possessing a B.A from UC Davis and a M.A. in Mass Communications + Popular Culture Studies emphasis in Film/Marketing/Writing from Cal State Fullerton.

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