STATUS : IN PRE-PRODUCTION

PATTERN (2020) | Drama, Family

5 months after the maternal death of his partner, a man is at a crossroads at how to raise their baby.

Sypnosis

It’s 5 months after the death of his partner Mia due to post-birth complications. As the initial fog of grief starts to lift, Mia’s partner Curtis is at a crossroads of how he wants to raise their daughter Maria. His family have been helping him, but he’s starting to feel suffocated and has lost control of how he wants to raise his daughter. He starts to push his family away and becomes more and more recluse. He turns his home into his sanctuary.

Sleep-deprived and isolated from the world, it’s just him and Maria in their downtown city condo. He works remotely, rarely coming into the office as the Head of Software Design for a small tech startup. He becomes more obsessed with the car modification forum he moderates, further buying expensive things for his car that he cannot afford. It’s his escape. He does this all whilst looking after Maria.

Things soon start to fall apart around him. His job is at risk as the project he’s in charge of starts to crash-dive. His relationship with his mother and mother-in-law becomes more fractured. He’s trying to be a good Dad, but he’s starting to loose himself. He’s struggling. 

He knows he cannot turn back times, but all his wants are to raise his daughter as him and his partner dreamt of together.