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Patrick Coyle

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January 11, 2018


In 2016 Patrick Coyle completed work on his third feature, THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, a film noir that unifies around the 2007 collapse of the 35W Bridge.  The film was picked up for distribution by Landmark Theatres.  In 2009, he released his second feature film, INTO TEMPTATION, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Jeremy Sisto.  The film played theatrically in seven cities and has been released throughout North America by Millennium Entertainment. His first feature film, DETECTIVE FICTION, based on his award-winning stage play, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and won awards at the Newport (RI) International Film Festival and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. DETECTIVE FICTION was released theatrically by Landmark Theatres and played for two years on the Sundance Channel.  Coyle wrote, directed and acted in all his films.  He also writes plays and screenplays, winning the 2007 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship for his original script, BROKEN BOW, and a 2015 MN Artists Initiative Grant and a Legacy Grant for THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. He acted as artistic director of The Original Theatre Company from 1999 to 2006, directing three new plays and two festivals of original one acts. Coyle has acted on most area stages, including The Jungle, Dudley Riggs, Dark and Stormy, Torch, and Yellow Tree Theatre. He studied English Literature, Dramatic Arts and Creative Writing at The University of Nebraska/Omaha and graduated with a BA in 1984.