PATTI CAKE$ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.
The film screened at both Sundance and Cannes film festivals; picking up several award nominations.
Geremy Jasper is a writer, director, and composer born and bred in North Jersey. He co-directed VMA-nominated videos for Florence + The Machine and Selena Gomez among others. Patti Cake$ is his debut feature film. A lifelong music freak, he wrote all of the movie’s original songs.
Fox Searchlight UK are releasing the film to limited UK cinemas from September 1st
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