Detroit Michigan, USA
Get Super Rad has teamed up with artist Brendan Patrick to tell his incredible life story and the obstacles he has had to overcome to create his art. Brendan Patrick is a Cystic Fibrosis survivor, who lost his vision due to complications with the illness. The artist was devastated at his loss of sight until he picked himself up, and learned to create again. Brendan Patrick is now hitting the road, racing the clock trying to build his career as an artist and complete his life long dream before he succumbs to illness. This is the story of an artist who lost his sight and gained vision.
Get Super Rad, a Michigan-based creative collective, helmed by Rob Cousineau and Chris Rosik, have announced an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for completion of a documentary about artist Brendan Patrick. Patrick, 34, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene that produces a protein that causes the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and lead to persistent infections. It also can obstruct the pancreas, which stops natural enzymes from helping break down and absorb food. A metal and punk enthusiast, Patrick earned a living as a tattoo artist, and performed in bands in the Michigan area. Several years ago, Patrick’s situation took a turn for the worse. Patrick fully lost his eyesight and received a double lung transplant that saved his life. His loss of sight did not deter him from continuing with his art. His childhood friend, Rob Cousineau and partner Chris Rosik, took a break from the ad world (working with brands like RAM trucks, and Chevy, Ford) to document their friend.
Filmmaker states: “Brendan’s story is about perseverance and what comes after you lose everything you thought defined you as a person. We’re making this film because we know there’s someone out there in their darkest place and feeling lost. Someone out there needs to know this story.”
This documentary is expected to show internationally at film festivals mid to late 2017.
For more information about the Indie go go campaign, visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/can-t-see-sh-t#/