Alumnus Patrick Clement '20 Chosen to Participate in 2021 Black List Features Lab
BY Felix van Kann, October 21, 2021
Alumnus Patrick Clement '20 has been selected as one of six screenwriters to participate in the Black List Features Lab. Clement’s script New Hampshire Boy was picked out of 1400 submissions and is currently being workshopped through peer groups and one-on-one mentorship over the course of six weeks. It marks the ninth edition of the prestigious lab in which alumnus Jimmy Keyrouz '16 previously participated with his feature script Broken Keys, which went on to be in the official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.
New Hampshire Boy follows two homeless punk rockers who, with a cross-country trip less than a week away, come to a crossroads when sexual exploration and street violence test their complicated friendship. Clement recently won the Zaki Gordon Memorial Award for Excellence in Screenwriting at Columbia University Film Festival 2021 with this script.
Patrick Clement is a Kansas-based screenwriter and filmmaker. His short films have screened at festivals in the US and around the world including Reykjavik International, Bolton, Cardiff, Uppsala, Dances with Films, Cucalorus, the Florida Film Festival and more. His film Rabbits won Best Student Short at the New Hampshire Film Festival and his Columbia thesis Three Corner House won Best Actor at the Tallgrass Film Festival.
His feature screenplays have been finalists at Screamfest, Nashville Film Festival, in the top ten on the Blacklist’s real-time Screenplay List and his psychological horror script Study in Blue won top honors at the Columbia University Thesis Screenplay Competition.