Pat Patterson previews faith-based films ‘Gracia’ and ‘Play Ball’ | Dispatch Interviews

Pat Patterson previews faith-based films ‘Gracia’ and ‘Play Ball’

Actress and producer Pat Patterson is busy these days as the faith-based film business has boomed and upcoming projects like Gracia, an adaptation of the Kairos Award winning screenplay for Play Ball as well as acting roles on Blacklist or My Bakery in Brooklyn.

“It has that middle of the country feel,” Pat says of Gracia, adding that the deals with issues “typical teenage problems of pregnancy, decisions that are made and the cruelty of high school children…”

How Gracia impacts people, ending with a “beautiful dance sequence” is the powerful nucleus of the film, written and directed by Tom Simes, which had began as a play. They “did a two hour trailer…the whole film and got investers…”

Pat PattersonPat opens up about the role of the producer, keeping up spirits on set, how she got involved in the project.

Play Ball is an awarding winning screenplay optioned by Pat and moving quickly through the adaptation process. She details how an odd sequence of events led her to the Kairos Award-winner and the great script.

This is a fantastic look at how scripts get made into film – check it out.

Switching gears, Pat discusses how the market for faith-based and Christian films, noting the impact of projects like God’s Not Dead and the power of social media.

On a more personal topic, Pat shares an incredible moment on set where God’s healing and deliverance showed up to help someone work through the destruction power of abuse. Just an amazing moment and one that Pat cherishes.

Check out the full interview below.

Get more information on Pat on her official website – click here

Follow her on Twitter: Twitter:@pppdreams

Learn more about her production company: Pate Productions – visit

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