Kaitlin McMullen

Meet the Filmmaker: Kaitlin McMullen, “Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose”

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose | www.KaitlinRayne.com

Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KM: It is an absolute honor to be selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film. This is such an amazing opportunity to share a beautiful film to beautiful people. This film is not only special to me however, it is special to the family, friends, and supporters of Patrick Sheridan. I am so happy this film can be shared and presented to more people in honor of Patrick. He is the definition of hard work, commitment, and consistency to follow his dreams. Patrick deserves the world to get his story and message out to the world.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KM: I hope for this film to bring emotion and inspiration to the audience. I am so honored to have met Patrick Sheridan and its such an honor to be able to help share is story and be involved in his story.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KM: It brings me so much joy to focus on the regional women filmmakers. Opportunity is my favorite word and women need more opportunities in the industry. I am so excited for all the amazing creative women filmmakers to share and inspire others in this film festival.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KM: Both filmmakers and non-filmmakers should join the event. Film is all about sharing and spreading stories. Stories are inspiring and the whole world should be able to get the opportunity to see and shared these stories in a visual format. It is fun, entertaining, and beautiful to be able to share stories to the world.

Q: This is the 8th year of CIWF. Do you have a favorite memory of the festival (or screening at The Bug Theatre) in years past?
KM: The last time I watched a film screening at The Bug Theatre was June 15th, 2017. The event was Patrick Sheridans “comeback” to his theater. Patrick was able to screen promotional videos of projects he was working on during his stages of having pancreatic cancer. Patrick was there to shared and experience his content sand I was also given to opportunity to share his documentary. It was truly one of the most memorable and meaningful memories of my life to share Patrick’s story. My film was shown and I was able to go up on stage for a Q&A. It was such an honor and was so beautiful.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KM: I am an 18 year old filmmaker who became involved in the film industry when I was 16 years old. I am cinematographer, producer, and editor within film production. This film is Patrick’s Sheridan Purpose to fight through the stages of having pancreatic cancer and how his two sons motivated him throughout the toughest of times.

Q: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
KM: I am married to adventure and I have to need to make everything I do an adventure. Life is full of adventure and it is such an honor to share Patricks adventure.

Q: What else are you working on?
KM: I am currently working on another documentary partnering with American Cancer Society. I was given to the opportunity to film rally for life in LIttleton, CO and I am creating a documentary about the purpose of this organization.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KM: I have a website, vimeo, instagram, and facebook that feature all of my work and media creations.

Kaitlin McMullen

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KM: Thank you so much Colorado Independent Women of Film for giving to opportunity to create an event for women to share art into the world. This is truly a beautiful event. I am overjoyed with his and thrilled. Thank you so much!

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose will screen Saturday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.