Pat Battistini

Pat Battistini

Big Cheese at Hoosier Daddy Films, Inc.
Director, Film Festival Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Pat

An award winning writer/director/editor is a native of Merrillville, Indiana. Pat began his career as an actor at the Player’s Workshop of the Second City in Chicago. He continued working in improvisation and eventually performed in over 500 improv shows. Pat suffered having to work for Club Med in their Entertainment Department in places such as St. Lucia, Thailand and Tahiti. Continuing to have fun in Asia, Pat moved to Tokyo where he collaborated with an all Japanese comedy group for two years performing in the Japanese language.
Only making sense, he moved to Miami after his Tokyo gig, where he started his filmmaking career. Pat finally made his way to Los Angeles in the fall of ’98.
In LA, he has written and produced eleven short films. His most recent film, “Tin Can” has won 16 awards. His feature screenplay, "Rebound" has also won two screenwriting categories respectively.

Unique traits: @SportsFilmFest, @HoosierFilms

Videos

Credits

  • Tin Can

    Tin Can (2018)
    Film Director

  • You Did What?

    You Did What? (2018)
    TV Series Director

  • Gia and Dragon

    Gia and Dragon (2018)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • The Serene Heartache

    The Serene Heartache (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Producer An eco-friendly junior high student starts her day cleaning the beach but what she finds will change her life forever.

  • Anger Management

    Anger Management (2014)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actor Divorced former baseball player Charlie Goodson is now an anger management therapist. He has a teenage daughter with obsessive-compulsive disorder and he has a purely sexual relationship with his therapist and best-friend Dr. Kate Wales. But soon his ex-wife and daughter become his past family, as they are being replaced by what is a non-official but real and much more close of a family to him: his anger management group. Written by Naw Neine

  • Good Luck Charlie

    Good Luck Charlie (2013)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor Teenagers Teddy and PJ Duncan and their 10-year-old brother, Gabe, are enlisted to help raise the newest addition to their family, Charlotte (nicknamed "Charlie"), when their parents return to work. With their parents juggling full time careers, they pitch in, getting very familiar with baby formula, burps, clothes, and babysitting while navigating typical teenage life. Written by Official site

  • Beyond the Marquee

    Beyond the Marquee (2011)
    Television (News) Producer Entertainment News Series that takes you behind the scenes of the people, places, things and events going on in Hollywood.

  • Torturato

    Torturato (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Taking place in 1600 Italy, a man must make a difficult choice to keep his family from starvation.

  • The Bench

    The Bench (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Cow Pies in the Park

    Cow Pies in the Park (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • ERs Around the Globe

    ERs Around the Globe (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Untold Stories of the ER

    Untold Stories of the ER (2006)
    Television (Documentary and Drama) Actor Dramatizations of patients in life threatening moments while doctors do their best to help them in the E.R.

  • Braggin' Rights

    Braggin' Rights (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Border Blues

    Border Blues (2004)
    Video (Thriller) Actor Moskow police detective Andrei Somov resigns and emigrates from Russia, but has to accept a menial job in a restaurant while his adolescent son and pregnant daughter-in-law are denied exit visa's. 'Andy' does however get to know some LAPD cops after volunteering his expertise and Russian language skills and is sent to Tijuana to fetch cheap tiles. On that Mexican journey Somov bumps into coyote Larry, another ethnic Russian but US citizen, who lost his daughter years ago and now helps illegal families enter the States. His present client, arrogant Russian Lena, haughtily presumes to know everything better but is always wrong, yet he takes pity on her daughter. Meanwhile the LAPD takes medium Michael March seriously about a mad bomber who targets pharmaceutical companies and got a bad feeling with and envelop held by Larry. It all ties in. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Sexy Seniors

    Sexy Seniors (2004)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Oliver Beene

    Oliver Beene (2004)
    Television (Comedy and Adventure) Actor Set in 1962, this show follows the hilarious adventures of an eleven year old boy and his wacky family.

  • Undercover Kids

    Undercover Kids (2004)
    Film (Family) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Lincoln Vs Bush

    Lincoln Vs Bush (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Director A secret society unbeknownst to even the White House has cryogenically frozen Abe Lincoln. With the United States in its darkest hour since the Vietnam War, they feel now is the time to bring Abe back to save the country.

  • Passions

    Passions (2004)
    Television (Drama) Actor In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Most of what the Cranes do affects the other core families: the working class Bennets, the Russells, and the Lopez-Fitzgeralds. The wealthy Hotchkiss family cause's a lot of problems in Harmony. They are heavily involved with the much wealthier Crane family. And everyone must watch out for Tabitha Lenox, who is thought to be the crazy neighbor of the Bennets, but is actually a 300 year old with who plays god with everyones life.

  • The Practice

    The Practice (2004)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Actor Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

  • Stuck on You

    Stuck on You (2003)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Bob and Walt Tenor are twin brothers, who not only share a passion for life, but also a liver. Thanks to their teamwork, being conjoined twins is not a handicap to them. But, when Walt's dreams of stardom of acting on the screen and Bob's shyness clashes, they both begin to fall out. This doesn't help when Bob's Internet girl arrives in town, unaware of their handicap, and when Walt gains his own TV show with Cher. Written by FilmFanUK

  • Russkie v Gorode Angelov

    Russkie v Gorode Angelov (2003)
    Television (Action and Crime) Actor To be with his American wife Rachael, Major Andrey Somov of the Moscow Police Department moves from Russia to Los Angeles, California, USA. After failing to find work with the Los Angeles Police Department, he is forced to work at a series of menial jobs: first walking dogs, then as a taxi driver, and finally as a waiter at the restaurant "Russian Roulette." But, in his heart he is still a cop, and yearns for a chance to work in law enforcement. After befriending LAPD Detective Sommers, he begins to provide assistance to his American colleagues in solving crimes in the Russian-Los Angeles community. Soon, he is hired as a full-time consultant and given the title "Adviser on Russian Affairs" for the Los Angeles Police Department. Written by Anonymous

  • Malcolm in the Middle

    Malcolm in the Middle (2003)
    Television (Comedy) Actor An offbeat, laugh track-lacking sitcom about a bizarrely dysfunctional family, the center of which is Malcolm, the middle of the two brothers who still live at home. His eldest (and favorite) sibling, Francis, boards at military school because his parents believe it will reform him and keep him out of trouble. Malcolm often has a hard time coping with his family life, but he has more troubles to contend with when he starts receiving special treatment at school after being diagnosed as an intellectually advanced genius. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.dialup.cyberverse.com>

  • What Should You Do?

    What Should You Do? (2003)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor Hosted by Leeza Gibbons, the program recreates real-life stories of life-threatening or emergency situations and dilemmas.

  • Legs to Stand On

    Legs to Stand On (2002)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Scene of the Crime

    Scene of the Crime (2002)
    TV Movie (Crime) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Murder in Small Town X

    Murder in Small Town X (2001)
    Television (Game-Show, Mystery and Reality-TV) Actor Murder in Small Town X is an unscripted drama series in which ten ordinary people compete to track down a fictional killer in a town filled with improvisational actors playing the suspects and witnesses.

  • Three Specials

    Three Specials (2001)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Strings

    Strings (2001)
    Film Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. Written by Reid Gagle

  • Rudy

    Rudy (1993)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

  • Rookie of the Year

    Rookie of the Year (1993)
    Film (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Sport) Actor 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. Although he's close to his mother Mary, Henry hates Mary's latest boyfriend, Jack Bradfield. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too tightly, allowing Henry to throw pitches that are as fast as 103 mph. Henry is spotted at nearby Wrigley Field by Larry "Fish" Fisher, the general manager of the struggling Chicago Cubs, after Henry throws an opponent's home-run ball all the way from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, and it seems that Henry may be the pitcher that team owner Bob Carson has been praying for. At first, Cubs manager Sal Martinella doesn't like Henry being on the team, but despite the rawness of his talent, Henry revives everyone's team spirit and reignites the enthusiasm of the fans. While money hungry Jack pulls strings behind the scenes to ... Written by Todd Baldridge

Awards

  • Best Short Film - Tin Can - Beaufort International Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Audience Choice - Tin Can - Beaufort International Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Dramatic Short Film - Tin Can - Southern City Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Dramatic Short Film - Tin Can - Copa Shorts Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Director's Choice - Tin Can - Copa Shorts Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best of the Fest - Tin Can - ZShorts International Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Audience Choice - Tin Can - Borrego Springs Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best U.S. Short Film - Tin Can - Laughlin International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Audience Choice - Tin Can - The Valley Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Audience Choice - Tin Can - Shortz! Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Audience Choice - Tin Can - Skyline Indie Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Best Pilot Script - The Locker Room - Bare Bones Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Short Film - The Serene Heartache - Friday Harbor Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Short Film - The Serene Heartache - Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Feature Script - Rebound - Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
    (2016)

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